MAC Timbers

Supplier of traditional British hardwoods

Mike Cawthorne
Walnut plank

Welcome to the home of MAC Timbers

News Bits

The Kiln is now finished and we have started processing sawn timber. This means we are now able to replenish stocks more quickly. For anyone intersted we have just aquired some beautiful London Plane (Lacewood) which is being sawn and kilned as you read this.

Great news! Mike has purchased a new Sawmill. So the processing of trees is once again a service he will be able to offer. The mill is a little smaller than his old one but still a capable machine.


We are alaways interested in finding new trees for processing. If you have a tree that is due to be cut down please give us a call. We are looking for trees that have a trunk girth of 16" (40cm) plus. Preferrably hardwood species only (Although some softwoods such as Yew, Wellingtonia (Giant redwood) and Cedar would be most welcome). We are not able to cut down the tree for you but we might be able to remove the larger bits once they are cut. We can only travel a maximum of 50 miles from our home destination near Oundle in Northants to collect any suitable trees.


A Huge thank you to everyone who came to the open day on Sunday the 14th April 2019. It was really great to see everyone and to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. 

A big thank you to Martin Wright, Martin Davis & Fred for demonstrating. Thanks to Jane for doing the BBQ and to everyone else for their assistance in making it such a successful event. 

Wych Elm Platter

Open Day at MAC Timbers


To be confirmed


Everyone welcome. Tea / Coffee / Cake or Biscuits available - Demonstrations from our extensive list of tradepeople and of course loads of wood for sale from our extensive stocks of British hardwoods & specialist softwoods.


Come and join the fun!! Come and meet like minded crafts people. Get ideas from our skilled demonstrators. Learn about the different hardwood species this country has to offer and the beautiful things that can be made from it.


Entry is completely free!!


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We should point out that we are only able to take Cash or cheque payments at the moment.

Newark Show stand 2019

Our new workshop

Matt Eastlea - During the very successful Newark woodworking show we met Matt Eastlea for the first time. Martin Wright who was helping us through the show challenged Matt to make something with an off cut of Wych Elm from our stock. The piece was from the end of a board so it was a fairly nasty bit, but that was the challenge! Check out Matts video and see what he tries to do with it. 



New Workshop

Our new workshop was completed in Oct 17. We have now installed the new Norwood sawmill next to the workshop and are able to process trees once again.

We still have a large amount of sawn, airdried timber that was cut by Mike while at Manor Farm. If you are interested in buying any timber please feel free to contact us at any time either through the contact page or Email / phone. You can always pop in but we can't promise we will have what you are looking for. So, we suggest you contact us before leaving home.

Slabbing timber

Mike and big Tom with the Alaskan mill slabbing timber! Check out the Video.