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.
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.
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
New stock arriving weekly
Just arrived this week, London Plane from the walled garden at Carlton Hall, Carlton on Trent, Nottinghamshire
Milling of London Plane and Lacewood has produced some beautiful figured grain boards, click on the images below for more information on the process
The short clip below shows figured London Plane, also known as Lacewood in more detail.
The large holes to the edge of the wood have been caused by stag beetle and will be cut away before seasoning begins.
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 information)
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 medullary 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.
Current trees waiting to be milled include; Walnut, Oak, Yew,
Sweet Chestnut, London Plane, Holly, Ash and Beech.
So be sure to bookmark us and check back for updates.
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.