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Mike Cawthorne
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Welcome to MAC Timbers

One of the last independently owned Hardwood Timber specialists in the UK

The Next Open Day!

We are planning to hold our next open day on the

Sunday 26th Sept - 10.00am - 16.00pm

Still subject to Government guidelines at the time. 

We would like to thank everyone who came to our open day on the 1st of August 2021. It was a great day and we really enjoyed seeing all of you again. A big thank you to Andy, Martin, Fred, Bill, Richard, Ken & Glynn for demonstrating as usual. Also Michael Porter for bringing down his completed sailing yacht. A huge thank you to Yonks for providing the bbq and also a big thank you to all those who bought wood. Hope to see you all on the 26th of Sept.


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.

Important announcement: It is with great sadness that we must inform all of you that Martin Davies passed away recently. As most of you know Martin was a regular demonstrator at our shows and a wonderfully talented wood turner.


Many people have asked for news about Martin, as he wasn't at our last three shows, members of the Cambridge wood turners have confirmed the sad news to us and we feel it right to inform you all. He will be sadly missed.

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.



Stocks are now building and we have very impressive levels of Elm, Cedar and Walnut. For prices and quotes please contact us via Email or phone. Or you can drop by but please make sure we will be there before coming.


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.