Garden fixtures & furniture

Timber makes an ideal material for garden structures and furniture. As an organic material, no two pieces are the same, there is variation and beauty which complements any style of garden be it formal or informal.

When suitable timber is chosen for a garden feature, is correctly made, installed and cared for, it will last for decades – not just years. We are happy to advise if you are looking for locally grown material for your project.

Post & Rail Fence with Pedestrian Gate and Raised Beds

Seating and benches

We can supply replacement oak slats (or in larch as a softwood alternative) for re-seating the cast iron frame garden benches.

We are often commissioned to turn our timber into something special for clients, be it a memorial bench or some other unique piece of garden furniture. Each item is specific to the customer’s needs and preferences given the unique qualities and character of the timber chosen. Each item stands on its own merit.

Garden Seat in elm with waney edge

We work closely with the customer to plan and design the work and with our skilled team of craftspeople help to bring the conception into reality…

…a thing of beauty to span generations and provide an enduring heirloom or memory for loved ones. Prices and quotations on application.

Gates and fencing – We create unique boundary features and gates for our clients using locally sourced timber and skilled craftsmanship.

Curved Oak Gate
Bespoke gate in curved and machined oak

We can also provide standard fencing materials if required.

Pallisade Fencing
Pallisade Fencing in Western Red Cedar

Prices and quotations on application.

Raised beds – We make and supply these in kit form or can install directly to meet the unique specifications and dimensions you might require for your garden or growing plots. We bring years of our own horticultural experience to the work to help inform ergonomic design and effective growing spaces for customers.

Raised beds, bean poles and pea sticks
Raised Beds, Beanpoles and Pea-sticks

A standard sized 2.4m x 1.2m (8ft x 4ft) raised bed, using 200mm x 38mm (8″ x 1½”) section boards and 50mm (2″) square, pointed posts in a naturally durable, untreated softwood like Western Red Cedar costs £70 (ex VAT) in kit form and instantly ready to assemble. Prices and quotations for other sized raised beds are available upon application/enquiry.

Place Names and Signs – We use a hand routed system, using known, workable font styles to provide attractive and unique property threshold signage. Only exterior grade timber such as larch, Douglas fir, cedar, oak or chestnut is used to ensure the sign’s durability in the elements.

We keep a number of timber boards in stock which we select as being suitable for use and from which the customer can choose for their own sign requirements. Once the lettering has been routed and the surfaces finished we apply a clear UV protection oil, all round to help improve the water resistance and durability of the sign.

Finished, UV Protection Oiled Sign

The price for a sign is based on £5 per letter (which includes preparation, setting out and routing each letter by hand) plus the basic cost and then the machining, shaping and oiling of the client’s chosen timber. By way of a costed example a sign similar to that shown in the photo (with 13 letters) would come to £90 exc VAT – ready to mount in situ.

Sign finally in situ…. sorry the photo is a bit dark but it was taken midwinter!

Wildlife Boxes – can enhance any garden and provide valuable nesting for birds, along with roosting and hibernation sites for bats and other mammals.

Open Front Bird Box
Open Front Bird Box

Prices for a standard bird box (250mm-200mm x 150mm) cut and assembled to RSPB approved specifications is £12 (excl. VAT). Kit forms of these make an ideal present for the budding wildlife naturalist or DIY enthusiast.

Barn Owl Box in Tree
Barn Owl Box in Tree

We can supply other bird boxes, dormouse boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog shelters to customer’s required specifications and quantity – prices and quotations available upon application. See our separate web page, specifically on Wildlife Boxes, for further details.

Further information about ordering, prices, delivery, terms and conditions for all our products can be found in Customer Services.

Other products…

  • Air-dried timber
    All wood naturally shrinks as it dries. To avoid cracking and warping it needs time, and careful storage, to dry out slowly in a controlled manner.
  • Cladding
    Offering weather resistance, improving thermal properties and an attractive appearance, timber cladding is a great choice to enhance any property.
  • Graded construction timber
    All our structural timber is visually stress graded according to British Standards BS 5756 (hardwoods) and BS 4978 (softwoods) and EU regulations earning it the CE and BM TRADA Q…
  • Green Timber
    All wood naturally shrinks as it dries, however not all uses of timber require it to be dried first. This magnificent timber frame was built from green oak milled from…
  • Hardwoods
    We offer a diverse range of hard woods for both exterior and interior use, roundwood or milled, structural and character, kilned and air dried, machined to order for beams, lintels,…
  • Interior timber
    A huge range of UK grown wood species is suitable for indoor use. Not constrained by the need for durability against the elements the full natural beauty and diversity of…
  • Kiln dried timber
    Kiln-dried timber does not shrink (or 'move') because it has had most of its imbued water removed from it. The photo below shows timber is stacked and ready to be…
  • Sawdust Flung from Shovel towards camera Sawdust and shavings
    Saw dust and shavings are a useful by-product of saw milling and machining timber. The material has plenty of diverse applications such as animal bedding, mulch, weed suppressant and soil…
  • Softwoods
    We offer a diverse range of soft woods for both exterior and interior use, roundwood or milled, structural and character, kilned and air dried, machined to order for beams, lintels,…
  • Timber beams
    We are proud to offer a wide range of high quality bespoke timber beams to help you complete that construction, landscaping and home improvement project with success.
  • Local sustainable timber
    All the timber we supply has been sustainably grown, harvested and procured from within Devon or neighbouring counties—nothing is imported.
  • Bird box in Spruce Plantation Ride Wildlife boxes
    These are a speciality for us. We have supplied the Woodland Trust, National Trust, Natural England, Parish Councils and private woodland owners with numerous kits and assembled boxes for wildlife…
  • Wood fuel
    We sell firewood* as a co-product from our sawmilling and timber machining operations.