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Green Oak-framed Buildings

Green-oak (Quercus robur) framing is a method of making a structural frame that will support both th......

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Technical Thursdays - How To Buy Timber

In the first part of a new series on buying timber, I will start by looking at the different methods......

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Buying Timber

If you are inexperienced in buying wood, a visit to a timber yard can be quite daunting. Let's f......

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Shop Talk - Surrey Timbers

In the tranquil grounds of Loseley Park, just south of Guildford, Surrey, you will find a friendly s......

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Timber moisture

We often show projects that require hardwood timber, which is expensive at the best of times. There ......

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Feature Mondays - The Woodland Way

A hurdle maker who cuts seven-year-old hazel in cycle needs nothing more than a billhook and a sharp......

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Workshop Wednesdays - Improve the Performance of your Planer

Derek and I were recently debating the merits of machine versus hand planing and the difference in f......

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Cutting To Length

It's time to start cutting some timber. Good, I hear you say, but why are we getting all this co......

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10 Projects From Burrs

In this article I have created each project from a different wood. Each can be found in the UK and d......

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Technical Thursdays - European Ash

Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is my favourite timber to turn, with possibly the greatest variation in gra......