Sourcing Birdseye Maple

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Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Postby Roger-M » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:07 am

I'm trying to find some nice Birdseye Maple from which I can cut some 3mm veneers up to 60cms long for a star burst table. I normally get stuff from Yandles, but they have had nothing suitable for ages, so I'm casting the net further afield. I regularly do the trip up the A303 from Plymouth to Haslemere (Surrey), so really any decent stockists along the south coast between Devon and West Sussex might suit.

I want to be able to treat the finished table as though it was in solid, hence the requirement to cut my own veneers rather than buy in wafer thin commercial veneer. Anyone got any suggestions for suppliers that they would recommend I contact?

I thought at one time we had a list of suppliers nationally as an online resource? Or was that elsewhere? If not, then perhaps we need one?
Cheers, Roger

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Re: Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Postby davidpidge » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:09 pm

Try interesting timbers otherwise look in the back of furniture and cabinetmaking magazine. Some companies advertise there.
https://www.interestingtimbers.co.uk/home/

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Re: Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Postby promhandicam » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:44 pm

Give English Woodland Timber a call Roger, they aren't far from haslemere and have a good selection of different timbers. Alternatively try Kevin at Surrey Timbers just near Godalming.

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Re: Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Postby Roger-M » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:46 pm

Thanks guys. A couple of recommendations for Surrey Timbers which is hopeful. If I can't find what I want there then there may be a change of plan. Pippy Oak maybe? I also see Crispins do constructional veneers of 2.5mm to 2.8mm that might suit.
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Re: Sourcing Birdseye Maple

Postby promhandicam » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:15 pm

If you want pippy oak definitely English woodland timber.


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