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What can European Ash wood be used for?

Fraxinus excelsior, known as European ash is a popular hardwood that has many uses. It can grow from 30-120 feet depending on species and produces small clustered purple flowers. It grows throughout Europe and Asia and is often highly sought after for the creation of chairs, dining tables, doors, and other architectural features and wood flooring. This

What is the best hardwood for furniture?

Hardwood furniture can be made from a variety of hardwood timbers. The type of hardwood needed to create a piece of furniture depends solely on the type of furniture that is being made, the strength and color that is desired.  The most popular are maple, ash, walnut, oak, and cherry all of which can be

What is hardwood timber?

Hardwood timber is timber sourced from a hardwood tree. These are usually characterized as slow growing, broad-leaved, deciduous trees. They are found in Europe, America, and Africa. The main varieties are ash, beech, birch, cherry, elm, walnut, iroko, mahogany, oak, and teak. People often favor hardwood timber as it is longer lasting, weathers better and

Sustainability in a small business

Being a ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ business has become more and more important over the last decade, especially in the timber industry. Mainly, due to increased deforestation and heightened public awareness of the issue. Here at PB Hardwoods, we endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment and promote sustainable hardwoods to our customers. We do

To boule or not to boule that is the question

One of the most popular products here at PB Hardwoods is our high-quality oak boules. These are very popular with all the local joiners and furniture makers, who want an excellent finish. A boule is according to “Making the Grade” is: “A stack of timber formed from a log that is sawn longitudinally by a

PB Hardwoods launches in Liverpool

New family run timber business PB Hardwoods opens in Knowsley reaches £2 million in sales within the first year. Run by father and sons team, Liverpool born Paul Butterworth with his two sons Conor and Paul; the business has come on in leaps and bounds since it opened on the Knowsley Industrial Estate. Paul, who

What is sustainable timber?

Sustainable timber is timber that comes from sustainably managed forests. This means that the forests are typically managed by stewards who monitor how much wood is taken and oversee reforestation projects.  The overall aim is to limit or slow the current rate of deforestation. While also combating soil erosion and stopping illegal logging, while supporting

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