Calling any secondary schools in Denbighshire, Conwy or Flintshire

Well more specifically Design Technology or Product Design (what ever happened to the good old woodworking department; think it was CDT in my day, but I digress!) teachers at Secondary schools in Denbighshire, Conwy or Flintshire.

Are you suffering budget shortages and struggling for timber for your pupils’ GCSE or KS3 project work?

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Joinery grade softwood – what is it?

We’re getting more and more people asking for Joinery Grade Softwood at the moment so we thought we’d do a little blog post to tell you a bit more about the timber we use in our softwood gates and doors, as well as exactly what Joinery Grade Softwood means, as it can be a bit ambiguous, and in the case of Unsorted Softwood, a bit of a strange term unless you know why it’s called Unsorted Softwood.

Well, to start with, we use Unsorted Scandinavian Redwood in our Softwood products, preferably Swedish Redwood as we feel it is of a far higher quality than either the Russian or Finnish equivalents, which can be quite knotty at times.

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Carpentry & Joinery glossary Part 10 T-U

Carpentry and Joinery Glossary T-U

A warm welcome back to our penultimate look at Carpentry and Joinery terminology. This time, we take a magical mystery tour through letters T through to U, so if you’ve ever wondered what on earth a tease tenon is or how wood can be unsorted or upset, read on…you may learn something quite interesting! We think Mr Stephen Fry would certainly be intrigued by this collection!

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Idigbo shortage continues to bite

Idigbo shortages continue to bite in the UK, despite the lifting of EU sanctions against the country of origin – The Ivory Coast. Despite the sanctions coming into force earlier this year, we’ve managed to continue manufacturing our products in Idigbo by running down our stock, which is now all but exhausted.

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Carpentry & Joinery glossary A-Z (Part 9)

Welcome to the next installment of our fantastic look at all things wooden. This time, we’ll help you to learn lots of interesting things about Skeleton Steps, Spars and Spurs as we look at the most exciting letter yet, S; so much so, you’ll be able to impress all your friends and family with your S-related knowledge. Read on for more exciting S-related terms…I’ve certainly learnt something new this time, I hope you will too!

As always, if you have any comments or think we should add something, please get in touch.

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Carpentry & Joinery glossary P-Q (Part 7)

Explanation of terminology used in Joinery and Carpentry P-Q

‘I’ll have a P please, Bob!’

How do you tell the difference between a pavilion roof and a pent roof? Could you spot a purlin at fifty paces? If you’ve answered no, you need to read on and find out more! Below is the next section of our informative and interesting Carpentry and Joinery Glossary; this time, the focus is on P and Q.

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Explanation of terminology used in Joinery and Carpentry F-G (Part 3)

Continuing on from parts one and two of our Carpentry and Joinery terms, this post sees us looking at F-G

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Explanation of terminology used in Joinery and Carpentry C-E

Continuing on from part one of our Carpentry and Joinery terms, this post sees us looking at C-E, from Calf to EX and everything in between!

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