The Wood Shed started in business in 1992 as a part-time
venture of a wood-turning hobbyist. After 4 years, the business
had developed into a full-time family business.
While The Wood Shed stocks all woodturning needs - exotic woods,
books, finishes and accessories - we specialise in the supply of
The local timber is sourced from tree surgeons or wind falls,
and if not 'rescued' in this way, would often go for firewood.
When a tree becomes available, The Wood Shed mills the tree into
planks, dries it and then turns the wood into blanks for wood turning.
The result of this is that for the local wood blanks, we can
tell where each blank came from.
As well as providing supplies to Wood Turners, The Wood Shed
provides courses for beginner and intermediate Wood Turners and we
regularly bring special guest Wood Turners to our premises.