Our experience in hardwood, gained over decades of meeting the exacting timber requirements of companies and individuals, is your guarantee of satisfaction.

Hardwood is considered the ultimate versatile material, with applications ranging from exquisite veneers and furniture, musical instruments, flooring, construction and boatbuilding. It is a material of real beauty, available in countless combinations of species, specifications and colours. Because of their condensed and more complex structure, hardwoods generally offer a superior level of strength and durability. The most common types of hardwoods include Oak, Teak, Sapele, Iroko and Meranti.

At Thornbridge Sawmills we carry what we believe to be one of the widest timber and timber-based product ranges in the UK, and we pride ourselves on the high standards of our timber. We aim to be able to meet virtually any hardwood requirement from stock. When we can’t, we’ll source it specially.

We have extensive in-house production facilities for the machining and manufacture of both hardwoods and softwoods.

Hardwoods are naturally more durable as they come from slow-growing, broad-leaved trees. This means the timber has a higher density than softwoods, which gives them enhanced durability and strength.

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Hardwood We Can Supply

We stock American White Oak and Dark Red Meranti in all branches, but can source from our suppliers the below:

  • Accoya
  • Ash, American
  • Beech, European
  • Cherry
  • Ekki
  • Elm
  • Greenheart
  • Idigbo (Emeri or Framire)
  • Ipe
  • Iroko
  • Jelutong
  • Keruing
  • Koto
  • Machined PSEs
  • Maple
  • Meranti, Dark Red
  • Oak, American Red
  • Oak, American White
  • Oak, European
  • Oak, French
  • Obeche
  • Sapele
  • Sweet Chestnut
  • Sycamore
  • Tulipwood
  • Utile
  • Walnut, American Black
  • Wenge

How To Make Hardwoods Work In Your Home

Hardwoods provide a fantastic range of colours, forms and finishes. Of course, there are practical uses, such as marine construction, cladding and structural work, but many are beautiful and provide a brilliant material if you’re feeling creative.

Cherry wood is perfect for fine joinery, such as musical instruments and cabinetry, with a smooth texture and beautiful finish.

Maple can make a really stunning, hardwearing kitchen surface

European oak works really well as flooring and Sycamore and Tulipwood can make cabinetmaking a real pleasure.


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