Our wood is mainly sourced from responsibly managed woodlands near Comrie in Perthshire. The timber we use in our products starts as a hand-picked tree allowing us to choose exactly what we need based on elements such as species, grade, shape and size. Once felled, each tree is milled using a wood-mizer mobile saw mill in order to utilise the grain to our advantage for the best combination of aesthetics and strength. Next, each planked tree is moved into our hand built kiln for drying. We closely monitor the drying process to ensure the wood remains high quality and defect free. Once the timber has dried to our satisfaction, it is ready to be hand crafted into our products.
To ensure the trees we have used are replaced, we dedicated time on Fordie Estate to planting the next generation of trees. Since 2016, Fordie Estate planted tens of thousands of native trees and we hope in 30 years we can start to choose some of the trees we planted to create a product that we can say we have truly crafted from beginning to end.