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 6th Oct 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 Fred Smith for demonstrating and also Martin Wright & Jonks for thier contributions too. Thanks to Jonks for all of his assistance in running the Bar-B-Que and helping to make it such a success. 

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

Next Open Day at MAC Timbers


Great News!

We have been watching the news closely and feel we are now in a position to hold one of our open days once again.

Therefore we are pleased to announce this will be Sunday 23rd of August from 10.00am - 16.00pm

(No food or drinks will be provided for safety purposes. Also access to the workshop will be limited to a few people at a time. So sorry No BBQ this time.) If you were dissapointed to hear the Newark woodworking show will not happen this year, then feel free to come along and maybe we can find you that special piece of wood.

Everyone is welcome and of course we are always open for business as usual.


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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 900mm 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

Things are progressing well with the new Kiln. We have processed several trees now and stocks of Ash, London plane, (Lacewood), Olive ash, Sycamore and Oak are starting to look good. We are just about to put some heavily spalted & flamed Beech into the kiln and have boards in excess of 25" wide. Some of the most beautiful Beech we have seen in a long time. If you are interested in any of these then please feel free to contact us.

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

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.