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Five Considerations Before Purchasing a Barrel

Celtic Timber is Europe’s largest stockist of new and used barrels. We have barrels of all kinds of shapes and sizes and from a variety of previous uses. If you are in the market for a barrel, here are our top five things that you may wish to consider first. Feautred Products:   1. What Size […]

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The Laser Engraving Blog

What is laser engraving? Laser engraving is the action of using a laser to engrave an object. It requires precision and accurate measurement. You can choose almost any logo/image or text to be engraved onto most of the wooden products from our website. Any questions or doubts, please message us and we will be happy […]

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Contemporary Oak Fire Surround with Tile Wall

Five Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Oak Beam Fire Surround

Featured Product: 1. What size should I order? / Can I order any size oak beam fire surround? There are two sizes to consider when ordering your fire surround – The upstands and the mantle itself. For each piece, you will need to consider the size of the cross-section (width x depth) and its length. What […]

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Solid Oak Wine Barrel

Four uses for Oak Wine Barrels

https://www.celtictimber.co.uk/product/55-gallon-french-oak-wine-barrel/ Celtic Timber has the largest stock and selection of new and used wooden oak barrels in UK and probably Europe including different types of wine barrels, whiskey barrels, sherry barrels, and beer barrels in a range of sizes from 1 litre up to 500 litres. Due to these differences, it is worth considering which […]

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Whiskey Half Barrel Planters

Five uses for Oak Whiskey Barrels and Oak Sherry Barrels

Products featured: https://www.celtictimber.co.uk/product-category/barrels/whiskey-barrels/ Celtic Timber has the largest stock and selection of new and used wooden oak barrels in UK and probably Europe including different types of wine barrels, whiskey barrels, sherry barrels, and beer barrels in a range of sizes from 1 litre up to 500 litres. Due to the differences between these barrels, […]

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What Size, Colour and Finish Oak Mantle Beam Should I Choose for my Mantelpiece?

There is such a thing as too much choice. For instance, when you’ve got 4 pages of menu options at a new restaurant or thousands of books in hundreds of categories at a bookshop. There is also a wealth of options when selecting the perfect oak mantle beam that is going to become such a prominent […]

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Oak Christmas Gifts

The Perfect Personalised Oak Gifts for Christmas

How to find the perfect personalised gift for Christmas Buying the perfect gift for a friend, family member, colleague or loved one can be a tricky task. There is an endless supply of choice between the high street and the internet and yet it can be hard to find something that is practical, fun and […]

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Light Modren Living Room with Oak Beam above fireplace - Contemporary Finish

Fireplace Ideas – What Suits Your Home

Your fireplace can be the heart and soul of your living room. When finished right, it can add character and style to your home. However, the pressure of getting it right  can make choosing the right feature all the more difficult. This post will go over some of the best fireplace ideas sent to us by […]

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Contemporary Finish Oak Beam in Modern Living Room

Air Dried Oak Mantelpiece or Green Oak Mantelpiece?

What is the difference between an air-dried oak beam and a green oak beam? We are often asked to explain the differences between the two and why we recommend green oak for one use and air dried for others. Celtic Timber stock oak from three different moisture contents: Kiln Dried Oak Air Dried Oak Green […]

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Understanding Oak Grades

Understanding Oak Grades

What Is the Difference Between Oak Grades? Products Featured: There is a variety of standards for grading oak, with different systems in place for American Oak, Australian Oak and European Oak. All of Celtic Timber’s Oak is sourced from FSC approved suppliers in France and are therefore graded under the European Standard EN 975-1. All […]

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Celtic Timber Review aand Testimonial Tewkesbury Park

Case Study: Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a recently refurbished, 93 bedroom former manor house situated in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Outside of the hotel and several of the rooms are seating areas for guests to relax with a bottle of wine and a bowl of nuts as they look out over the grounds and their 18 hole, par 73 golf […]

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Oak Barrel Planters with Summer Flowers

5 Uses For Oak Barrel Planters

Products Featured: Our Top 5 Ideas for Barrel Planters Oak Barrel Planters are one of the most versatile products that we stock. A quick glance at Pinterest demonstrates that possible uses for barrel planters are only limited by your imagination and craft. Before you start your project, consider what style and capacity of barrel you need. […]

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