Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

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Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby worip » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:12 am

Hello,

I am currently exploring my options for a bookcase made of steamed beech (to match the steamed beech worktops I am planning to install in the study). Does anybody know of a supplier of steamed beech in the Cambridge area? Atkins & Cripps seems to have disappeared and Ridgeons only sell beech veneered MDF. If they can plane and cut to length it would be an added bonus :D

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Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby nickw » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:27 am

Atkins and Cripps have kind of resurfaced as A.C. Timber Solutions and are just outside Ely.
Also try Associated Timber near P'boro.
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Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby worip » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:23 pm

@nickw, thanks, I'll give them a call - they both seem to stock beech.

I've also found Good Timber (http://www.goodtimber.com) that actually supplies beech that is planed and cut to size. Currently waiting for a quote. They are up the M1 near Northampton. Has anyone used them before?

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Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby mtr1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:22 pm

I just used A.C. Timber for some un-steamed beech, seemed OK but was psed to 24mm with some fairly bent timber and came at about 9-13% moisture. I paid about £13 cuft delivered on 1.6 cubic metres, but got some discount when I moaned about it being bent. Had to look through about a hundred pieces to find ten pieces for my doors that weren't bent.

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Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby nickw » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:48 pm

worip wrote:...I've also found Good Timber (http://www.goodtimber.com) that actually supplies beech that is planed and cut to size. Currently waiting for a quote...


Sit down before you read the quote. :shock:
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Re: Steamed beech supplier near Cambridge

Postby Mr Ed » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:02 pm

worip wrote:@nickw, thanks, I'll give them a call - they both seem to stock beech.

I've also found Good Timber (http://www.goodtimber.com) that actually supplies beech that is planed and cut to size. Currently waiting for a quote. They are up the M1 near Northampton. Has anyone used them before?

Thanks


Never used them, but I called in one day when passing. It's a series of sheds out the back of a farm of some sort, with timber piled in them. Didn't fill me with confidence so I never used them.


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