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.

Most of our timber has been grown within Sherwood 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

Green: timber freshly 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 use 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.

New stock arriving all the time.

Current trees waiting to be milled include Walnut, Oak, Elm, Yew, Cherry, Sycamore,

Sweet Chestnut, Larch and Willow.

So be sure to bookmark us and check back often.


The recently felled Sycamore (below) will milled very soon as we have a client interested in some 2" thick boards for making into kitchen work tops.


Below:

It's taken some time but we've finally got the last Elm tree ever likely to be felled in Sherwood Forest NNR.

Felled 2yrs ago, this tree was deemed to be dying and as it was to close to the new RSPB visitors centre the

decision was taken to fell it.

English Elm log arriving at our mill.


It was worth waiting for as the colours and the grain of the timber is outstanding, as can be seen in the photo below.


Below:

Sweet Chestnut logs being moved from a woodland in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire on their way to our site for milling.

These logs will be milled into 1" & 2" planks, left to air dry for a few months before being kiln dried down to 8-10% mc, they should be ready for sale in early 2020.


Below:

Recently arrived locally grown Larch and Wild Ash, awaiting milling.

The logs below were grown on a local plantation less then 10 miles from our yard.



Unlike larger commercial timber yards who may view the boards shown below as defected we see them as characteristic, something to be celebrated not discarded.


Below we can see the square edged boards are stacked under cover in our open sided barn for maximum airflow.

These boards will be air dried for 4-6 months before being loaded in to the wood kiln for the final drying process.


Because the trees we mill have not been commercially grown the boards contain stunning and beautiful grain that you would not find in the high street timber yards such as in the images below; English Walnut and English Elm curl grain.

Figured English Walnut board showing curl grain patten in close detail


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 once they reach 150yrs they start to die.  It's at this point they need to be felled, for unlike a dying Oak tree that can support over 200 species of insect, invertebrates and wildlife a dying Sweet Chestnut tree is known only to support around 40.


The tree below is one of several Sweet Chestnut recently felled for the reasons already explained, although there is a fair amount of rot in the centre of the tree and the top is dead there is still a lot of usable timber to be milled from it. In addition there is a large burl to the base of the tree that once milled should produce some interesting veneers and slabs.

Each section is hand winched out of the wood and onto a waiting trailer so as not to cause damage to the woodland floor, this is a long and slow process.