Could anyone direct me to a good timber suppier in the UK?

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Could anyone direct me to a good timber suppier in the UK?

Postby rustick » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:10 pm


I’m new to building mandolins or any instrument for that matter, I currently starting a octave mandolin project.
I live in Wales in the United Kingdom.
Could anyone direct me to a good timber supplier in the UK?, local or one offering delivery.
Ideally I’m looking for a saw mill that understands the importance of getting the right pieces of timber, luthier friendly. Some places I’ve spoken to just want to sell you any grade of timber.
Though I would be grateful for any directions to any species of timber, I’m mainly interested in a supplier of either alpine/european spruce or sitka spruce, maple and sycamore.


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Postby Ray(T) » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:36 pm

There's a supplier just down the road from me - - I'm not a luthier but I know a man who is and he teaches the guitar making courses they run; if that's any sort of a recommendation. They don't list wood for mandolins, specifically, just guitars and violins. I suspect that most people building instruments prefer to see the wood before parting with the cash so you might like to have a day out in the Peak District - depending on where in Wales you are.
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Postby tom » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:17 pm

All of the above will supply graded and in bookmatched sets etc.

I also have a large quantity of North American Quilted maple in 1.5" boards and also lots of Indian Rosewood, Cherry, Afromosia. V cheap. I'm happy for you to come and select.
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Re: Could anyone direct me to a good timber suppier in the U

Postby servicebasketusa » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:52 pm

I am also looking for same material and resources. Thanks a lot...
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