I have a couple of projects I want to do where I would like to use real wood
rather than the conti board or MDF available at most DIY superstores. The
timber yards I have used tend to be geared towards the builder/constructor
rather than the furniture maker.
I must admit I am new to using real wood I have not decided what I want so
some where that can offer advice would be very welcome.
I am based in the Harrow area but prepared to drive within reason for the
Anyone got any recommendations?
Your best bet might be to look around near to you for a small furniture
maker's workshop, and talk to them. They'll probably be able to point you in
the right direction, and if they're particularly friendly they may even let
you tag onto their orders & deliveries.
I've just found a place down the road who say they'll do that, and are quite
happy to have someone to take their over-orders & offcuts off their hands.
They have to order the wood to be able to safely complete a particular task,
whereas I can look at a useful bit of wood & think "well, that's the
size/shape of the board - what can I make with it?".
At the very least I get loads of stuff to practise on.
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
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