YEW BOOKMATCHED SET Natural Waney Live Edge Board 1440C-2A/3B Thickness 3cm Kiln Dried Planed Seasoned Hardwood
SOLD AS A SET OF BOARDS FOR THE TOTAL PRICE LISTED
UK Delivery Cost : £ 14
ESTIMATED DELIVERY 1 WEEK
or – CLICK & COLLECT from the Lanarkshire store (ML11 8LL) within 10 days – no charge.
COMBINED SHIPPING COSTS may be possible – please enquire before ordering if you are purchasing more than 1 product.
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Length (cm): 100
Width (cm) :
minimum…including waney edge: 14
maximum..including waney edge: 20
average….including waney edge: 16
Thickness (cm): 3
Total Product Weight (KG): 7
dimension notes :
a) Our Webshop is set in centimetres by popular request. We are happy to talk also in feet, inches, metres or millimetres.
b) Length is the measurement along the grain, following the tree from ground level upwards and usually the largest measurement.
Width is the measurement across the grain, usually the second largest measurement, often described as ‘depth’ which should only be applied to finished items of furniture such as cabinets and shelves when referring to the distance out into the room from the wall or back of the piece.
Thickness is the smallest measurement, also across the grain, seen as the measurement across the edge or end of a board.
In square sections width and thickness are the same.
2. TREE PROVENANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
BOARD(S) ALL FROM ONE TREE WHICH GREW AT: MANDERSTON, DUNS, BERWICKSHIRE, UK
provenance & tree number notes :
Every one of our boards has a unique number, such as 1372A-6, with a record of its provenance and sequence within the tree. All from tree number 1372 in this example, which records the individual tree, where it grew and lived its life on a particular estate/woodland/garden in the UK which Lanarkshire Hardwoods / The Wood Place buys from. We display the locality and sometimes the actual location. Please contact us if you seek further details on the location / provenance of any particular tree / board.
‘1372A-6’ means it is the 6th board or slice cut from the first length of the tree originating nearest the stump/ground – ‘A’. The A length, the first length, is the best piece in any tree, often referred to as the ‘butt’ in timber trade technology, when it is of prime quality.
B would be the second length if the tree was big enough or of sufficient quality, rarity or general interest to cut another section from further up the tree, usually above the first branch.
C, D etc etc getting smaller and usually more bendy and less stable as you go higher up the tree. The higher the letter, the further up the tree the timber is from and the more likely it will be that there are knots or wild grain with more tension, leading to less stable timber – ie boards are more likely to warp when exposed to moisture content changes or when cut into smaller sections, altering the tensions in the board.
Board numbers, as in ‘6’ in this example, are in most cases indicative of consecutive cuts or slices of the log /tree /butt at the sawmill so board number 5 and 7 could be considered as bookmatched consecutive boards to number 6. However this is not always the case, as many logs are rotated through 90 or 180 or 270 degrees on the sawmill in the course of the milling, and board numbers will continue after the rotation.
Some boards are further cut into smaller sections after planing and in such cases board no 6 might become 6A and 6B. Bookmatched pairs may be described as 5/6 or 5A/6A.
Patrick Baxter of Lanarkshire Hardwoods / The Wood Place introduced this system shortly after taking in the first trees he bought in the early 1990s. Every tree now bought is immediately recorded and given its unique number, one higher than the last. Thus at time of writing in 2020 we are now at our 1600th tree, a small number in commercial sawmilling terms. Big enough to have allowed great experience to build but small enough to remember the history and provenance behind every single one and treat each tree with the respect it deserves, to continue to provide use and enjoyment to many for generations.
sustainability notes :
Patrick visits every woodland to view, measure and record every individual tree before purchasing, checking for sustainability of the source.
He looks at the re-planting or natural regeneration aspects on the site and reasons for felling if the trees are not naturally wind blown.
He checks felling licences if applicable and sensitivity for the landscape during extraction.
We only use approved sustainable and reliable sources.
Patrick Baxter / The Wood Place / Lanarkshire Hardwoods are founding members of Scottish Working Woods; Scottish Working Woods (SWW) is an organisation with a licenced label scheme to encourage and support
the use of all things made from Scottish woodland produce. Whilst based in Scotland SWW is more essentially interested in the idea of LOCAL & LOW MILES ETHICAL SUSTAINABLE
trading of wood and wood products between small businesses and the public. We source most of our timber from within a 100 mile radius of
the sawmill and the vast bulk within 50.
Read more about it Scottish Working Woods here http://www.scottishworkingwoods.org.uk
3. DELIVERY INFORMATION
ESTIMATED DELIVERY on this product is 1 week.
To see the delivery charge please enter your chosen product in your shopping basket / cart – it differs by weight and size. The exact amount is also displayed near the top of this product description page.
NON-STANDARD UK POSTCODES: ***PLEASE NOTE EXCEPTIONS*** Delivery is chargeable on all orders, same £/kg rate for all UK MAINLAND STANDARD POSTCODES, – INCLUDING NI, IOM, UK Islands & Scottish Highlands but PLEASE NOTE NI, IOM, UK Islands & Scottish Highlands orders are subject to size restrictions – so long boards may need to be cut for transport. CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING for delivery cost confirmation if you are in these outer areas. You may arrange to send your own courier by advance arrangement with us if it is a better solution (but we may still need to charge for handling & packaging costs).
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4. CUTTING SERVICES
We are happy to crosscut boards in half (halving the length, 2 equal lengths) free of charge prior to dispatch.
Other cutting services are chargeable, see SERVICES page –
5. SEASONING & MOISTURE CONTENT INFORMATION
This is a ‘kiln dried’ product and the moisture content level is between 6 to 10%, average 8 to 9, which is good for a typical central heated home.
Further small shrinkage sometimes occurs on boards used as beams, mantels and shelves above hot woodburning stoves.
If you store or work on our wood in a cold, damp garage, shed or workshop it will absorb moisture, expand and warp.
If some warping or cupping is acceptable for rustic use, you can use our boards outside for signs and garden furniture etc.
but they are intended for a central heated interior environment.
Wrapping in cling film or pallet wrap will reduce the effects of dampness if you need to store in a shed/garage etc.
We slowly air dry the wood for about 12 to 18 months for every 2.5cm / inch of board thickness, 24 months for oak.
We then use the kiln only to finish off the seasoning process over a slow 4 to 8 week cycle on average, sometimes longer.
As a result The Wood Place / Lanarkshire Hardwoods timber is slow dried and thoroughly seasoned.
Consequently our timber stays flat and stable in a wide range of environments.
Any movement due to moisture content changes, up or down, is minimal due to our traditional and extremely thorough seasoning process.
6. BOARD FINISH INFORMATION
Supplied in Planed and Thicknessed form.
Boards will have been planed or milled flat firstly on one face then flipped and milled again, calibrated to a uniform thickness within a max range of plus/minus 5mm, usually within the range plus/minus 1mm.
One face, the one with the price label showing, will have been selected as the best face and may have a better planed finish or have been coarse sanded to remove the heaviest planing/machining marks, which may show in the photograph of the reverse face. Only about 0.5 to 1mm of material needs to be removed to eliminate the machining marks in most cases.
Additionally some localised sunken patches of un-planed/milled areas may be present if removing these would have reduced the overall board thickness too much, de-stabilising or spoiling the look of the board. These will normally be on the reverse side if at all.
We will picture some non-planed areas in the product pictures but the image of one such area does not mean it is the only single area, merely that the board has one or more like this. They should be easy to see as being a different colour.
Finally, for a perfect finish we recommend further sanding of the product to remove all machining marks before polishing.
Colour : be advised that the boards are pictured and supplied as standard unpolished and all timbers will darken on application of most polish types. Grain & figure will also be enhanced. Polished sample pictures are available on the wood types pages, accessible from the footer of the homepage.
7. WOOD TYPE INFORMATION
It is possible to use Yew for quality furniture and woodworking projects as if it were a hardwood because Yew is one of the few conifers which has a timber hard and dense enough.
Its annual growth rings are so tight that it is usually harder and heavier than your average hardwood. It planes, sands and polishes easily, furthermore.
Additionally, yew is very stable, thus it doesn’t distort much with moisture content changes.
Yew trees often contort in their growth pattern. Hence sometimes there are internal stresses remaining. Cutting boards down the middle or
resizing into narrow components can lead to boards springing considerably.
The warm orange hue will gradually mature over the years to a darker colour more like american cherry or a medium mahogany.
Knots and splits are typical, hence we usually offer yew with waney edges, as suits a character timber.
Pipp (small cats paw arrangements of burr) is common and an attractive feature. Sometimes we class very extensive pipp as ‘Burr’ or ‘Burry’ but this is exceptionally rare in Yew.