Welcome to Prime Timber
We supply timber to instrument makers, cabinet makers, hobbyists and other crafts people looking for rare or unique wood. With 30 years of experience working within various timber trades we are exceptionally well placed to provide you with the timber you want or source it if we don\'t have it. Our small business based in Fareham,, Hampshire has grown and now supplies customers across the country and overseas. Please enjoy browsing our website where you will find more information on the products we have available, the services we offer and who we are.
We supply the countries leading musical instrument makers with some of the finest grades of timber that can be found.
We increasing sell to cabinet makers and have been investing in more stock to further expand on this. If you are looking for something that you can not find on our website, please contact us and we will be happy to source it for you.
The uses for fine woods are many, if you have a project that requires a specialist wood supplier we are here to help. Not all of our wood stocks are listed online so send us a message and we'll get back to you shortly letting you know what we have that may be of interest or if we could source if for you.
Milling English Walnut
A brief snapshot of milling some of our latest stock of english walnut.
Just to show we do from time to time deal with timber besides Walnut inculded are a couple of images of a recent purchase, a 18ft burr oak log. The burrs travel right back into the pith as indicated in the cut end of the log, some of this burrs wrap almost completely around and are larger than wheel...
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Breaking up large English Walnut butt
Late last year we purchased what is the largest Walnut we have seen todate. It had a cavity as is typical of most of the older logs we deal with and it's always a gamble as to if costs of dealing with it make it a worthwhile venture. On this occasion given what appeared a sound section to one side w...
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Rippled English Walnut Root R6
When dealing with walnut roots, which we do rarely these days only only then with very promising pieces after many hours of working on average material thinking that every root contains stunning material as its a root, they dont, I say that having cut a lot of them. Only the very best of them containing minimal shake, expectional colour and stripe are worth the trouble and effort of sawing, these are very rare. We deal with them by trimming back the last ft or so closest to the ground subject to the log to lessen the risk of damaging a very large expensive saw, these short pieces are then taken back to our yard where we then break them up into blockis firstly with a chainsaw then on to a bandsaw, the effort is sometimes repaid with stunning pieces such as this.rnrnThis item is fresh sawn so please treat as such, if you are unsure about how to do this a little research ahead of time would be my best advice.rnrnI