MAC Timbers

Supplier of traditional British hardwoods

Mike Cawthorne
Newark Show stand 2019

Welcome to MAC Timbers

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.

We still have a large amount of sawn, airdried timber that was cut by Mike while at Manor Farm back in 2015/16. 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.

The New Norwood Sawmill

The New Norwood Sawmill

The New 4 mtr Kiln

Open Day at MAC Timbers



11th Aug 2019 - Come and join the fun.


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.

A Huge thank you to everyone who came to the open day on Sunday the 5th May 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 Smith for demonstrating and also Bill Carter and Franco Ladu for thier contributions too. Thanks to James for doing the BBQ and to everyone else for their assistance in making it such a successful event. 

News Bits

Well, the first batch of sycamore has been dried in the new kiln. So we are pleased to announce that we have a stock of kiln dried rippled sycamore now available while stocks last.

The next batch has gone in the kiln and should be ready in a couple of weeks. (Mid May) This batch includes beautiful olive ash with a rose wood centre and the most stunning London plane (quarter sawn) It has wonderful lacewood figuring throughout.

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.

Wych Elm Platter

Slabbing timber

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