MAC Timbers

Supplier of traditional British hardwoods

Mike Cawthorne
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Welcome to the home of MAC Timbers

New Workshop

News Bits

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.


Progress on the extension to the house is now complete. You will now be able to have a cuppa in the new kitchen area.


A big thank you to all who attended the open days last year (2018). Our  event on the 30th of September was a huge success.  We would like to thank all of those who attended even though the weather wasn't brilliant. It was really great to see everyone and hear all your news. So if you would like to attend the next one, then feel free and you will be most welcome.


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.




Newark (Midlands) Woodworking show (Click to link to the external page)


Mike will be at the Newark show on the 22nd / 23rd March.

He will be part of the Classic Hand tools stand. Come along and get some good bargains and enjoy the show. 







Wych Elm Platter

Open Day at MAC Timbers


Now confirmed! - Sunday 14th April 2019 - 10.00am - 16.00pm


Everyone welcome. Tea / Coffee / Cake 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 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.