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Ash from Bathurst estate

June 8, 2023

Where’s this wood from? This amazing ash is from the Bathurst estate, in Gloucestershire.  The Bathurst estate is one of the country’s oldest privately owned parks. It was originally laid out in the 1700s as a deer park. In the First World War it became a military camp. It’s now open to the public and contains a number of woo...

The big reveal: we explain the annual gamble of sawing oak logs

November 10, 2022

After a year of accumulating an impressive stack of oak ‘butts’ (no sniggering), the saws are sharp, the weather has cooled and we’re ready to start sawing some absolutely amazing oak logs. This is one of our favourite times of the year, but the sawing season can also be a bit of a lottery. Because, as Forrest Gump said: “y...

Wood Back Stories: Beautiful oak and ash from Longleat Forest

September 13, 2022

Where’s this wood from? These amazing logs are from Longleat Forest, in Wiltshire. Longleat has over 4000 acres of commercial continuous cover forestry. This incredible place is a large, ancient, broadleaved woodland with a high forest structure (including tall, mature trees), which is unique to the South West of Britain. [cap...

Wood Back Stories: Larch from Hen’s Wood

July 6, 2022

Beautiful British-grown larch logs from Hen’s Wood Where’s this wood from? These exceptional larch logs are from Hen’s Wood, a privately owned woodland on the North Eastern edge of Savernake Forest in Wiltshire. The woodland is home to mixed broadleaf trees and areas of productive conifers such as Douglas fir and larch....

Wood backstories: Oak logs from West Dean 

June 1, 2022

Where's this wood from? West Dean Estate in West Sussex. In 1086 West Dean was listed in the Domesday Book as a manor with Hunting grounds. King Edward VII was a regular visitor. More recently the house and estate was home to the poet and surrealist art patron Edward James (1907-1984).  Fortunately for us West Dean is also home ...

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