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Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Hardwood suppliers (UK)
« on: July 06, 2020, 10:29 AM »
My local supplier has suffered during the coronavirus fallout, and based on the tone of conversations I suspect they will slowly wind the business down and cash out rather than rebuild.

Does anyone have any recommendations for online suppliers that deliver UK wide? A good balance of cost & quality would be ideal.

Many thanks in advance.

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Offline Doug S

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Re: Hardwood suppliers (UK)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 12:15 PM »
Don't know if you frequent (if you don't you should!) but if you look on that website under General Woodworking you will find a topic called Reference and Information Stickys. In there you will find a big list of timber suppliers in the UK plus all their details about delivery etc.

You could also just ask the question on that site, maybe with a few more details and someone will steer you in the right direction.


Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: Hardwood suppliers (UK)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 01:04 PM »
Thanks. I'll take a look.

Offline AstroKeith

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Re: Hardwood suppliers (UK)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 02:13 PM »
I've used quite a bit. They have a good range I feel and can discount quite well on big orders. Beware their delivery quote system. It penalises short delivery times very very heavily.

I've bought American & European oak, ash, beech and sapele from them. I don't ask for it to be cut to length and I usually get a lot of extra timber that if they chopped off they couldn't sell.

Just once I received a poor shipment of european oak, but a quick phone call and it was replaced within two days.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Hardwood suppliers (UK)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 04:59 PM »
Same here, have used Timbersource and was happy with the timber and service. As Keith says, keep an eye on charges.

There’s a few others I’ve used for specials, if I can dig out the invoices, I’ll post them up.