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 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 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

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

Sweet Chestnut and Larch.

So be sure to bookmark us and check back often.

Just arrived (see video below) some 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

Now available, freshly sawn 2" thick boards of English Elm, milled from a tree grown in the heart of Robin Hood country, Sherwood Forest NNR.


Air dried waney edged English Oak boards, 2" x 16" x 96" now available.

We have recently bought 2 large Oak trees from a local property here in Sherwood Forest, these trees are producing beautiful grained wide boards up to 27" wide as can be seen in the photo below.

The image below is of a Sycamore board.

The tree has been damaged by water ingress and the subsequent rot has caused the timber to change colour.

We refer to timber with this as spaltered

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 image below; English Walnut 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.