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Latest News

Winter is upon us and we have lots of wonderful natural timber to warm your soul. See our latest news below: https://mailchi.mp/rarewoods/rare-woods-news-april-1539353 ...

Our latest newsletter is full of great news and bargains as the timber and broader building industry heads into the busy Spring season...

Our latest newsletter is even more chock-full of timber goodness than usual! http://mailchi.mp/rarewoods/rare-woods-news-april-2017...

There should be something for everyone in our September newsletter, including a special surprise find from the back corners of our warehouse...

To keep up with our latest news, including a number of exciting new arrivals, please click on the link below. http://eepurl.com/bUHE99...

Slabs - Slabs - Slabs! Our latest newsletter talks about the recent arrival of some glorious slabs, an exciting chance discovery, and lots lots more...

New shipments of spectacular timber, a traditional Japanese technique for treating wood with fire (!), a massive clearance of woodworking machinery, and lots more. Catch up on our latest news here...

We are delighted to have recently received our first shipment of African Rosewood (Guibourtia coleosperma) in over a year. Many of you will know that Zambia (the source of much of this rosewood) closed its borders to timber exports for most of 2014, having stopped...

We recently had the great pleasure of hosting a stand at the Knysna Working with Wood festival. The festival was a great success and a brilliant showcase for the incredible talent and creativity in the SA woodworking community. Cadeyrn hard at work...

What a brilliant way to end a week! We have just taken possession of three matching coffee tables that we commissioned for our showroom in Cape Town. They each have identical stainless steel frames, but with three different bases in solid African Rosewood, Wenge and Zebrano....

Perhaps unsurprisingly, we are enormous fans of timber cladding as an architectural feature. There is something about weathering timber that connects directly to the heart and speaks to the human spirit: Wearing age and life scars proudly, battered but unbowed, resolute, dignified and graceful against the challenges of the changing...

Friday fun…. We’ve been feeding a few Panga Panga slabs through our surfacer to freshen them up a bit and bring out their remarkable figure. Panga Panga (Millettia stuhlmannii) grows across East Africa, particularly Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, and is nearly identical to Wenge (Millettia laurentii). It has been praised...

Believe it or not, we have found a bundle of Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia Nigra) which we thought had gone missing. This is probably the last Brazilian we will carry due to stringent export regulations, CITES restrictions etc. The wood was legally harvested many years ago,...

We have just received a limited shipment of about 6m3 of these magnificent African Mahogany (Khaya Ivorensis) cants. Dimensions range between 130 x 130 and 150 x 150, with lengths typically of 2.8m. We think they are crying out to be turned into impressive table legs -...