Mike Cawthorne
Newark Show stand 2019

Welcome to MAC Timbers

One of the last independent Hardwood Timber specialists in the UK

Important message: We are currently having problems with our BT email address. Therefore if you are trying to contact us via email, can you please use the following or phone us. MikeReneCawthorne@gmail.com You can telephone us on 01832 205123

The Next Open Day!

We are planning to hold our next open day on the 30th May - 10.00am - 16.00pm

This is subject to Government guidelines and will be limited to 30 people at a time throughout the day. 

We very much hope to see you there

The UK Government have continued to ease the lockdown. However, it is likely to be May 17th 2021 before we can have large groups attending our open days. Therefore we have been forced yet again to delay the next open day. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as possible. But we feel it is only sensible to comply with government guidelines.

When visiting we would ask you to please take all necessary precuations for the sake of everyones health.

We should point out that we are open for business as usual.

Our workshop

New Workshop

The 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.

Open days.

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 Norwood Sawmill

Big news

Mike and Rene are very pleased to announce the installation of two new machines to their collection.

The Felder planing machines from Austria have arrived and given Mike a much greater capacity for processing quality timber. These two new machines are superb at producing the highest quality finish on most timber surfaces. Added to the excellant build quality Mike has opted for the Silent head spiral cutter blocks that provide a second to none surface finish. Reducing tearout in most types of timber.

If you would like to see either of the machines working please feel free to come and visit us,

Stocks are growing fast.

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

The New 4 mtr Kiln

News Bits

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.  

Large stocks 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.

Due to the appaling weather we have had over the winter. Mike has been forced to start a new project  to cover his kilned dried planks. The wood will now go under cover in a new storage facility.

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.