All our planked timber is milled and dried by ourselves and comes from trees that have either been felled for

conservation or safety reasons or that are storm damaged, none of them have been grown commercially.


What sets us apart form other timber suppliers is we know the history of our timber: where it was grown,

when/why it fell, how old it was when it fell and in the case of some of the Sweet Chestnut who planted

it and why.

We only sell timbers grown in the UK, most of our timber has been grown within External link opens in new tab or windowSherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.


Current stock:



As no two pieces of wood are the same, the above images showing timber colour and grain patten are for guidance only.


We only stock rough sawn boards.


Prices are regularly updated and may change at any time, certain wide boards may be subject to a

premium being added but our prices are a guide and discounts maybe available for larger orders.


Timber is priced per cubic foot (cu/ft)

1 cu/ft is equivalent to 2 boards @ 9" (225mm) wide x 1" (25mm) thick x 96" (2.4m) long.


Drying Terms:

Air: timber that's been allowed to dry naturally for at least 2yrs, as a general rule we allow 1yr per inch of thickness

Green: timber milled in the last 12 months.


N.B. Viewing of timber stocks is strictly by appointment only


Time for a change:


One of the USP's of Forest 2 Furniture is our knowledge of where the trees we mill come from.


If you're a furniture maker concerned with the impact of commercially over extraction of our worlds natural resources
then perhaps now's the time to look for a new timber supplier.
Here at Forest 2 Furniture we know the provenance of every piece of timber we sell, where it came from, when it was felled and in the case of some timber such as Sweet Chestnut when it was planted and by whom.


New stock arriving weekly

Just arrived this week, Lime from storm damaged trees at one of Nottinghamshire's famous Dukeries estates, Clumber Park.

Now under the management of the National Trust Clumber Park was once the seat of Duke of Newcastle.

 

Current trees waiting to be milled include; Walnut, Oak, Yew,

Sweet Chestnut and Beech.

So be sure to bookmark us and check back often.


JUST IN:

Sweet Chestnut grown in a woodland within Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, once the playground of King John

(click on the images below for a bigger picture with description)


Below:

Burr Oak milled from a tree grown in the world famous Sherwood Forest.




This weeks milling included a locally grown English Oak stem, the tree surgeons original intention was for this to become firewood so it was cut at just under 2m long but still a useable length, once milled the boards show some wonderful grain



 

Some of the boards that were cut from the area close to the centre have the familiar External link opens in new tab or windowmedullary rays associated with quarter sawn timber.


We got some nice square edged boards from the stem, mostly cut to 30mm thick with a couple at 40mm all at 450mm wide.


The boards are sticked out to dry where they will stay for at least 2yrs before being ready to use.  Some of the boards show signs signs of cracking they were caused by shakes in the trunk but once the boards are dry these cracks and splits can be held together with butterflies and become a feature rather than a fault.


Video below is of some recently milled beautiful spaltered Sycamore, milled from trees grown in Sherwood Forest NNR.

The trees were felled in 2016 to make way for the new RSPB visitors centre






Recently milled squared edged Sweet Chestnut boards cut from a tree grown in our own woodland in

Sherwood Forest sticked out to dry.

Air drying within our controlled air flowed barn will take approximately 2yrs.





Woodland Management


Contrary to popular belief, woodlands if left alone do not flourish, they need human intervention in the form of tree management.


As part of our on going management of an ancient woodland in Sherwood Forest, several of the large dying Sweet Chestnut trees are being felled to make way for the younger and stronger trees to grow.

This woodland was once a coppice plantation but many of the trees have been untouched for years and as is the nature of Sweet Chestnut they mature at about 70yrs of age after which they start to die.  It's at this point they need to be felled, for unlike a dead Oak tree that can support over 2500 species of insect, invertebrates and wildlife a dead Sweet Chestnut tree is known only to support around 200.