Carving courses for beginners and advanced carvers. Led by tutors Mike Painter and Peter Berry.
Pfeil Tools
Treatex Hardwax Oils & Finishes
Skirting & Architrave
Narex Chisels
From The Anvil

Excellent Customer Service

G&S Specialist Timber is rated 4.92 stars by based on 1125 merchant reviews

FSC® and PEFC certified timber

FSC and PEFC certified Cumbria's only certified FSC and PEFC timber merchant
Read more about our certification

Special offers



Free Oak Woodturning blanks
when you spend over £70 on Hamlet or Robert Sorby turning tools
Free Lime Woodcarving blanks
when you spend over £70 on Pfeil or Flexcut carving tools

G&S Specialist Timber

G & S Specialist Timber are hardwood timber merchants and also sell top quality, woodworking hand tools, wood turning tools, wood carving tools and woodworking machinery.

Hardwood Timber

We stock a wide variety of kiln dried hardwoods to include European Oak, American White Oak, Sycamore, Sapele, Beech, Ash, Tulipwood, American Walnut, Lime and several other species. We produce a wide selection of hardwood mouldings and can match any profile. We also stock European Oak Beams both fresh sawn and air-dried. We can visually strength grade beams to meet architects specifications. We are proudly PEFC and FSC® certified, the only hardwood Timber Merchant to receive this certification in the Lake District and Cumbria. We can provide various services and types of timber and grading for your next job. If you provide to us your timber sizes we can create a bespoke timber order for you and arrange a delivery service to suit.

Woodworking Tools

Our passion for wood working hand tools continues. In our store you will find a wide selection of wood carving tools, wood turning woodturning lathes, and woodworking machinery. We are appointed jet lathe specialist and jet super centre for the jet woodworking machinery. There is a large selection of both wood turning blanks and wood carving blanks in store for self-selection.

Tool Brands include Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Bessey clamps, Pfeil Carving Tolls, Hamlet, Robert Sorby, Jet, Mafell, Narex, Tormek, Veto Pro Pac, Proxxon, Mora, Colt, Flexcut, From the Anvil, Chestnut, Osmo, Treatex and more.

Contact us by phone email or call in our shop - we are near Penrith off the A66 West at the entrance to the Lake District.