We have a great selection of sawn boards to show you. We have oak boards with no knots and boards with lots of knots. Or, how about brown oak with its chocolate streaks or pippy oak boards that include the appropriately named ‘cats paws’?
We also offer oak boards with varying levels of character from the odd small knot to full on rustic.
During the cutting process, we divide our oak into a number of grades according to colour, knot content, and general presentation. Our grades are broadly based on the Forestry Commission document ‘Making the Grade. A guide to appearance grading UK grown hardwood timber’.
If you’re used to French grade descriptions, this table will help you make comparisons with our grade descriptions.
|Vastern Timber Grade||Making the Grade||French equivalent|
|Character||2 / 3||Q-B 2 / 3 (4)|
|Heavy pippy / burr||Burr||Burr|
Looking for cut-to-size oak? We can help you with that as well. We have a mill filled with big saws that can handle all shapes and sizes. For some oak cutting lists we can also offer planing and profiling.