MAC Timbers

Supplier of traditional British hardwoods

Mike Cawthorne
Newark Show stand 2019

Welcome to MAC Timbers

One of the last independent Hardwood Timber specialists in the UK

Our workshop

New Workshop

The new workshop was completed in Oct 17 and comprises a full joinery and machine shop. We have now installed the new Norwood sawmill next to the workshop and are able to process trees once again. We have also installed our new kiln capable of taking trees up to 4 mtrs in length.

A Huge thank you to everyone who came to the open day on Sunday the 23rd Aug 2020. It was really great to see everyone and to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. 

A big thank you to Fred Smith and Martin Wright for demonstrating and also Andy the tool man for his contribution too. Sadly Jonks wasn't able to fire up the Bar - B - Que but maybe next time depending on the current permissions.

English Elm boards for sale. Very large quantities being processed at best prices. Below is an example of what's available. Great for resin coffee tables and dining tables.

English Elm board

The New Norwood Sawmill

Open Day at MAC Timbers


Next Open Day:-

Sadly due to the new government restrictions (Sept 2020). We have been forced to reconsider our open day policy. Therefore we have taken the sad decision to cancel all open days for the remainder of 2020.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the open days and to all of our loyal customers for your support in these sad times.

We still remain open for business and we are still able to help with the supply of Hardwood timbers. We strongly recommend that you ring first before coming to our site to ensure we are available. 


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

We should mention that anyone interested in buying wood is always welcome at any time (Just don't expect cake!). Just give us a call before you leave to make sure we are here and available.

Just in!! (May 2020)

Huge! stocks of English Elm. 3mtrs x 600mm x 50mm

English Elm boards
Our Norwood Sawmill
Wych Elm Platter turned by Martin Wright

Beautiful Wych Elm platter turned by Martin Wright. An example of some of the woods we stock

News Bits

The latest news is we have now recovered large quantities of stock from our previous storage facility. This can now be viewed at our home location. A lot of this stock has been drying for nearly 5 years so is suitable for immediate use.  

Just in! Large stock of English Elm being processed now. Call for best prices!

We currently have kiln dried English Elm in large quantities. If you are interested in purchasing Elm please contact us.

The New 4 mtr Kiln

We are always 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.