SALE SALE SALE

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SALE .. SALE .. SALE

Yes its not just the high street shops that are having a SALE, our Retail shop is too.

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During the whole of February we are offering 10% off of all shop stock timber. Unfortunately this has to exclude Australian and exotic timbers. Pop in and have a look – build that cupboard, repair that chair, install those shelves. Whatever project you have on the go, its got to be worth a look.

While we are on the subject of Exotic timbers, we have new stocks of exotics especially Exotics 009v2sized for the hobbist/woodturner/box maker. Have a look at our website for an idea of some of the Exotics on stock: CLICK HERE

Have a browse on our website where you will find details on all of the above – and much more at: www.wlwest.co.uk

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood products and requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

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LEARN TO TURN – Woodturning for all

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Would you like to be able to turn wood into beautiful things?

We are pleased to announce that we have a new wood turning tutor – Mr John Wyatt. John joins us in the Dsc00734New Year to bring you a course for beginners or perhaps for those of you who have ‘Jaded skills’.

John joins us after the sad passing of our previous tutor George Karon.

Our course is designed to teach you how to use a lathe safely and competently to produce a beautiful item. John will cover tool use, selection and control, sharpening of tools, parts of the lathe and its use. Cutting techniques and finishing.

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The course is held at our teaching room at our sawmills in Selham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0PJ. So you will be learning in the heart of the timber industry – with wood all around you!!

I have made it seem very simple! For more information have a look at our web site click the link here.

To download an application form with the current available dates, click here Woodturning Course form December 2012

Now, if your really take a shine to woodturning, we can also supply you with a lathe to meet your requirements ……. and

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pocket!, together with the correct tools to do the job. Pop into our shop and have a browse.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email:sales@wlwest.co.uk

12 Days of Christmas – Timber Style

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M0037We would like to wish all of our customers Past, Present and Future a

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Walnut burr 2 (2)On the First day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. One WALNUT BURR – can be supplied with a Partridge when in season!, immediately available this Burr is well seasoned and will reveal some beautiful features when cut. This is a very large Burr standing approx 1.4 x 1.6m at its widest points.

On the Second day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Two Curved Style Gates ideal for Doves to perch on. Curved Braced Gates Sept 2010 003Our skilled gatemakers will make you a superb Curved Style gate or any hardwood gate that you desire in any quantity, just give our team a call.

Boothman 009_2On the Third day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Three dozen or more square metres of 200mm width flooring (raw material from France). Manufactured in our own workshops to your order, this beautiful hardwood flooring will grace your house for years to come.

On the Forth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Four hardwood worktops,PRO Site 001_2 first class to carve your four calling Christmas birds on. All of our hardwood worktops are bespoke, made to your own sizes in our West Sussex workshop. Making a spectacular feature in your kitchen. For Worktops page click here.

Australian and exotic 008On the Fifth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Five Turning Blanks, ready cut Rings of hardwood for our Wood Turning enthusiasts. Many different species, sizes and thicknesses on stock. Pop into our shop and have a browse.BALL2

On the Sixth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Six Oak Beams, beam 003v2we’re not sure about the Geese laying, but the well air drying Beams are laying in our yard. Various sizes available, these beams are sourced for their Air Drying qualities. We are able to offer planing and profile cutting facilities for beam as well.

Spalted BeechOn the Seventh day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Seven cubic feet of Spalted Beech, well – not the correct beach to see Swans on, but beautiful when used in furniture. Available in Through & Through boards 100, 80, 54 & 50mm thicknesses.

On the Eighth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Eight fencers a Picture 172v2Fencing, well their not quite milk maids but they can fence a dairy pretty quickly. Yes, we have a Fence Installing Department as well. Trading as PRO Fencing and based in Farnham, Surrey our team can supply and install all types of fences. From timber fences and gates to steel security and ball court systems. Give Martin or Chris a call on 01252 726391 email: enquiries@profencing.co.uk

008On the Ninth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Nine Country Oak Doors, these will definitely get your Ladies a’dancing when they see them hung in your house. Again manufactured to your sizes in our West Sussex workshop out of beautiful Quercus Robur – Oak to you and me, these can be either Ledged and Braced or just Ledged. We can offer discounts on higher quantities.

On the Tenth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Ten Aussie Australian and exotic 005Burrs although you might not need ten! These will get the Lords a’leaping when the’re turning into elegant platters. We import these directly from Western Australia. Selected individually by our supplier these are amazing pieces of Australian timber. Available in Coolibah, Brown Mallee, Sheoak, Red Gum, Jarrah, Yellow Box, Silky Oak and White Top. As these are aimed at the craftsman they are in smaller sizes, call our shop or email them on shop@wlwest.co.uk for details.

DSC00089On the Eleventh day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Eleven different mouldings, well, we can mould most moulding to your design with all tooling made in house. Even for Organ Pipes!! Yes if you have a requirement for moulded timber for whatever use, give us a call. We can manufacture from scratch to your drawings or we can match most historic moulding. Give our mouldings page a glance, there are many example of styles of moulding there.

HOLLY2On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Timber Merchant brought to me…….. Twelve cubic feet of Ash for TT Oak March 2011 028v2the hoops, Oak for shell and Yellow Pine for the inner hoop for our Drum customers. Yes, we have drum customers we supplied both Through and Through and square edge timber to them. So I think you can see we can meet most requirements for timber. Just call our sales team on 01798 861611 or email sales @wlwest.co.uk

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood products and requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Record Power – Woodworking machines for enthusiasts

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Anyone who enjoys working with wood knows that good machines make completing a project very much easier. If you are like me, we were taught woodworking at school 40 years ago and if we tried to hand cut a piece of timber square now we would have a 50/50 chance of accuracy. Similarly, hand planing a piece of hardwood? No I don’t think so.

So, if you would like to either update some of the woodworking machines that you currently have or would like to start to create your own woodworking workshop, then pop along and see us on:

Wednesday 24 October 2012.

Record Power, a name synonymous with woodworking, will be holding a demonstration day at our premises from 10.00am until 4.00pm. We have been working with Record Power for some years now, and they manufacture very good woodworking machines. From small band saws, planer thicknessers to woodturning lathes. We are convinced that if you have a question on what machine to buy, that they will be able to answer you. Good prices too. Record Power are always trying to be competitive in their market, and so you will find extremely good prices.

So, whether you are an experience craftsman, enthusiastic amateur furniture maker or apprentice woodworker – pop along to our shop on Wednesday 24 October 2012. You can find us between Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex, just off the A272 opposite the Halfway Bridge Inn – follow the signs for Selham and Graffham.

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood products and requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email: sales@wlwest.co.uk

Exotic Timber – part two

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A few weeks ago we wrote a blog telling you about the exotic timber available to you in our shop. Well, we’ve been shopping again!!

We have been to see our supplier and topped up our supplies. I think you will agree that there is a theme running through most of our posts that timber

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and the variety of hardwood species really are wonderful. The amazing natural purple of …Purpleheart (yes the picture is correct and has not been re-coloured!), Banana yellow of Pau Amerello and the Zebra stripes of Zebrano. It is breathtaking the patterns and colours that mother nature has placed in the hundreds (if not thousands) of different timber species across the world.

Now, don’t get the wrong impression, we haven’t bought hundreds of cubic metres. These are smaller rounds and squares that are aimed at the enthusiast area of business. The woodturner, cabinetmaker and all lovers of different woods.

This time we have found a couple of different timbers one is Bog Oak. This originate from the East Anglian fens and the pieces we have selected are carbon dated at 5300 years old. The fens were originally heavily populated Oak

forests, these giant trees fell down and the area changed over hundreds of centuries. But the bog conditions are such that the oak trees are preserved from decay.

The colour changes somewhat, but it is still identifiable as Oak and very beautiful. Ebony is another new species to us. Our supplier sources from both Africa and India and the stock have been a little mixed, so we call it Black Ebony.

Now …. we have Partridgewood, Verawood, Ebony, Chechen, Lignum Vitae (Palo Santo Wood), Olivewood ….. deep breath …African Blackwood, Lemonwood, Pau Amerello, Purpleheart, Cocobolo (two species Nicaraguan and Mexican!!), Roupala Lacewood, Zebrano, Wenge, Columbian Rosewood …… and breath out, Brazilian Tulipwood – probably my favorite, sadly we had the last 4 pieces, but the beautiful shades of pinky/red and yellows are amazing.

That’s not an exclusive list. You need to look at our website for that or visit our shop. Remember – these do move very fast, so visiting is the best way of knowing what we have.

Call our Shop team on 01798 861611 or email:shop@wlwest.co.uk

It maybe that you are a cabinet maker who would like to obtain larger sizes of some of these timbers, now we cannot guarantee that we can obtain all sizes, but why not call and we will see what we can do. You must remember that many of these species are relatively rare and not the norm for commercial usage, so don’t be surprised if we are unable to find some…. BUT we will try. Do remember, these can be very expensive timbers though!!

Don’t forget, for all of your hardwood and joinery softwood requirements…………………

Call our Sales team on 01798 861611 or email:sales@wlwest.co.uk


Hardwoods into Art

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Timber has to be the most versatile material known to man. The scope of uses is mind blowing, we use it in construction with a lower cost softwood, that is never seen after roofs and plaster are applied to Oak beams that we show off.

We use it for the garden and security as fences and barriers. We use it on our rivers and in sea defence work. We still use a small amount as dunnage

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(packing for shipping). We burn it for heat and power. We can drive on it in some bridges and temporary roads. We carve it into amazing statues and figureheads.

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And not finally, because I have only grazed the surface of uses for timber, but in addition we create art with it.

One of our customers creates the most beautiful turnery, this surely can be described as Art? He uses various timbers, the examples here are from Australian and European timbers. Kevin Hutson is a professional wood turner who started out as a hobbyist. After passing his C & G exams in Carpentry & Joinery at Brighton

Technical College, Kevin ended up as a freelance draughtsman specialising in architecturally designed joinery manufacture. This was the catalyst for Kevin’s artistic and creative side to shine. He is self taught in the design area, but as you can see from his work, successfully so. Have a look at his web site at www.khturner.com, he welcomes commisions, and as you will see, Kevin’s pieces are just a little bit different. In the pictures you will see that he has put together species from different continents is a stunning way.

If you have an interest in timbers that are just a little different, pop into our shop. Stocks are always moving, so its worth popping in and seeing waht we have.

Call our Shop team on 01798 861611 or email:shop@wlwest.co.uk

Where can you get Australian Burrs (Burls) and Exotic Timber From??

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Well from us of course!! Didn’t you know we have a shop dedicated to the lover of wood? Yes, anyone can pop into our shop Monday to Friday 8.00 am ’til 5.00 pm and Saturday’s 9.00am ’til 1.00pm. We have tools and machinery, finishes and timber. So you could call us a ‘One stop shop’!!

But back to the headlines.

We have been importing Australian Burrs from Eastern Australia for several years now. It took us some time to find a supplier but as with buses and policemen, once we found one, 2 or 3 came out of the woodwork (excuse the pun).

Now, don’t get us wrong, we dont import in container loads, normally its about 1.5 tonnes at a time, and smallish sizes. These are aimed at the wood enthusiast’s, wood turners, carvers , indeed anyone who loves different timbers.

Currently we have a selection of Burr’s, square and turning blanks in Jarah, Red Mallee, Coolibah, Sheoak Camphor laurel and a few others. There are various sizes of Australian Burrs, from as small as 150mm diameter to ones of 400mm diameter plus a little more with some of them. Turned or machine carved these Burrs finish extreamely well and can give a superb finish.

We don’t stop there, we stock Exotic Timbers as well, aimed at the same customers as the Australian timbers, we have a variety of stock including Caretto, Purpleheart, Padouk, Cocobolo to name a few.

So whether it be Australian or Exotic, temporate hardwoods or finishes, pop along and have a browse at what we have to offer.

Oh! and dont forget …………. On Saturday 17th March 2012 we have The Pompey Pen Maker here demonstrating. Click here for more details.