Doors made to measure

In our workshop at Brodies Timber we build handmade, bespoke doors to your specific requirements.dwb16_brodies_016

Whether internal or external, glazed, or solid hardwood, panelled or plain we can manufacture doors to meet your needs.

External doors – We build external doors in all kinds of timber including Douglas Fir, Sapele, Pippy Oak and most recently Accoya.dwb16_brodies_149

Accoya is a New Zealand Radiata pine, modified to be dimensionally stable and essentially rot proof.


We have had some excellent results using it, including these arched barn doors.




Internal doors – We mortice and tenon the majority of our bespoke doors and build door sets, glaze and fit ironmongery in our onsite workshop.


dwb16_brodies_196We have an array of timber to choose from to build your unique doors, anything from Tulip, Oak, Sapele, Douglas fir, Pine, Cherry, Maple and so on….  the world is your oyster when choosing the look for custom built door.

Get in touch today for a quotation.

01350 727723 or email


Summer News Letter

Brodies Timber Newsletter – Summer 2016

Summer is coming and along with the sunshine we have been enjoying the fruits of our labour!

The air dried Spalted Beech, which has been drying over the last year in our purpose built drying shed has now reached a 10% moisture content. The boards look maspaltgnificent with great character and even spalt markings and are now available in the shop in various thicknesses and widths.

The Perthshire Oak which was milled at the same time, is also looking superb, with lovely markings and pip. It is still air drying, but if you are in the mood for a garden project, it is ideal for an outdoor building project this summer. Various widths and thicknesses available.

We have been delighted to commission some amazing pictures courtesy of David Brown Photography, cataloging some of our work in situ. It has been fantastic to see the workshdwb16_brodies_037op so busy with bespoke builds over the last few months.

Our custom made doors have been extremely popular, with us building door sets in Tulip, Douglas Fir, Sapele, Accoya and Scottish and Pippy oak recently.

Whether you are after doors or dwb16_brodies_146tailor made worktops, tables or bespoke bookcases, we can design and work to your needs here in our workshop.

Thanks to all who recently liked and followed us on Facebook! It is a great way to keep up to date with all our news and pictures of what we’ve been up to.

If you are on Twitter, remember to follow us there too, as we are regular tweeters! Keep an eye out for Perthshire Hour on Twitter between 8-9pm on Wednesdays…

Finally, Don’t forget to book your diary for our Annual Scottish Woodworking Show at Brodies Timber!  Friday and Saturday 14th and 15th October 2016.

We are very excited by the interest from exhibitors and demonstrators this year….it promises to be our biggest yet!

More information to come……

Kenny & Jen Brodie

Interesting Timber

We hold at our Yard a wide range of Hardwoods and Softwood for a variety of woodworking purposes and disciplines.
These include:

American White Oak, European Oak, Scottish Oak, European Pippy Oak,

White Ash, Cedar, Elm, Tulip

Black Walnut, Beech, Cherry, Maple

Iroko, Majau, Meranti, Sapele, Mahogany

Douglas Fir, Sycamore, Chestnut, Larch

Boards are available in the varieties above, up to a thickness of 3″.  4″ boards are generally available in Iroko, Sapele, Douglas Fir, Ash and Tulip

 We hold a variety of exotics as blanks and some as planks including:

Utile, Purple Heart, Wenge, Pau Rosa, Rosewood, Amazique, Bubinga, Zebrano, Bocote, Teak Chakte Cok and Goncalo Alves.

 In addition, we will buy in stocks of other interesting timber as it presents itself, including : Brown Oak, Steamed Pear and Apple, Smoked (Fumed) Oak, Lime, Yew and Laburnum and a beautiful selection of burrs for turning and shaping.

 In the past, our specials of timber shorts have been very popular with furniture makers. We have held pallets of American White Oak and Iroko shorts in the last year and look forward to putting more specials on in the next year!

Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Purple Heart – Hugely popular with wood turners, this attractive and colourful hardwood is bright purple deepening to a purplish brown on exposure.
Hard, dense and heavy, Purpleheart is is known for it’s pungent aroma.
From Central and Northern South America.



Meranti – A pinkish red hardwood with a coarse but even texture and interlocking grain.
 From the mahogany family, this timber is commonly used in furniture or joinery products with the capacity and durability for indoor and outdoor uses.
From South East Asia

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir
A softwood which has a generally very visible grain either straight or sometimes slightly wavy. Medium to coarse in texture, Douglas fir is a versatile softwood which is good for use internally and externally.



Wenge – A very dense and heavy hardwood,  with a deep brownish reddish colour, with nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil finish) the wood can become nearly black.
Wenge has a fairly interesting grain pattern with a coarse texture.
Used in furniture making, instrument making and wood turning.
From Central Africa

American White Oak

American White Oak

Slowly grown, American White Oak is one of our most popular timbers. The grain is generally straight and the texture varies from coarse to medium coarse.
Used for a wide variety of purposes including furniture making, exterior and interior joinery work, cabinet making, flooring and decorative pieces.
Also used in cooperage, as white oak is seen as the only satisfactory container for beer wine and alcoholic spirits!
Ranging in colour from pale yellow – brown to pale reddish brown.  From North America.



Iroko – This very durable, dense timber has a distinct yellow colour. The grain is usually interlocked and the texture is rather coarse, but even.

Iroko has excellent strength properties, comparing well with Teak and working well with most tools.
Uses for Iroko include interior and exterior joinery, window frames, stair treads, fire-proof doors, furniture, carvings and even marine uses such as bridge building.
From Africa.

European Elm

European Elm

 European Elm – A beautifully coloured timber which varies from a dull brown in the heartwood to a lighter colour in the sapwood.

This is complimented by the irregular growth rings together with the cross grained character of the wood, giving a very attractive appearance. Looks lovely when polished.
A fairly difficult timber to work, but produces excellent results when used for furniture, turning wood ware such as bowls and feature pieces in internal joinery.
From Europe.

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

A stunning dense timber, American Black Walnut can vary in colour from a pale brown in the sapwood to a rich chocolate brown or even purplish black in the heartwood.
The timber has a fine even texture with a relatively coarse grain.
Uses include furniture, cabinets, musical instruments and decorative veneers.
From America.



A hard timber with a straight grain, American Cherry is a light reddish brown with the sapwood being a lighter pink colour.
Fine, narrow, brown coloured pith flecks are a common feature. It is moderately durable, works fairly easily, turns well and takes an excellent polish.
Because of its beautiful grain and colour, the uses for Cherry tend to be for cabinet and furniture making, musical instruments, boat interiors, high class joinery and even tobacco pipes.  From America.



Sycamore is a white or yellowish white coloured wood with a natural luster. It is generally straight grained but may be curly or wavy grained with a fine texture.
Fairly easy to work and machine, it is capable of a fine smooth finish when straight grained. It turns excellently and can be glued, stained and polished.
Used for turning, handles, furniture and flooring in addition to decorative veneers and decorative finishes in musical instruments.
From Europe.

Bespoke Joinery Workshop

The team has been busy developing our range of carpentry services with such products as –   Handmade doors, custom built worktops, staircases, finials and outriggers for period buildings, bespoke cabinets and furniture being built in our workshop since the start of the year.
Often our customers will select the timber from our yard, having the opportunity of seeing the timber in advance of the product being made.
This can be in anything from Scottish Oak, Ash, Chestnut, Elm, Black Walnut,Sycamore, Douglas Fir or Meranti to name just a few of the hardwoods and softwoods we hold in stock.


We have plenty more on the shelves, so it is well worth popping in to have a look at our full range.
We build to order from your own requirements, so drop us an email  – or give us a call on 01350 727723 and we will endeavor to help.

Specialist Wood! – Scottish Oak, Spalted Beech, Chestnut & European Brown Oak.

Perthshire Oak milled at Brodies

Perthshire Oak milled at Brodies

Our freshly milled Scottish Hardwood is stacked high in our drying shed – preparing for kilning in the coming months.

If you are interested in taking the Scottish Oak green, get in touch for some prices – milled sizes are 30mm, 54mm, 75mm, 100mm.

Meanwhile, we have just taken stock of some beautiful 27mm waney edge chestnut and some stunning European brown oak – 27mm waney edge boards, deep in colour and character.

European Brown Oak

European Brown Oak

Phone or email for a price on any of these or any other of our specialist hardwoods.

Our joinery workshop takes on bespoke carpentry services, so please contact us and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.


Tel:   01350 727723

Joinery Workshop and Machining Services


Whether you’re starting from scratch with a new-build, renovating a period property or extending your current home, we at Brodies Timber can provide the services and timbers you need.

As an independent Perthshire timber yard and joinery workshop we specialise in supplying hardwoods, machining and manufacturing services, catering for all the needs of our customers from trade to public.

We pride ourselves on being a company that can provide all aspects of woodworking, including – Staircases, Doors, Flooring, Solid Wood Worktops, Furniture and Custom Skirtings and Mouldings.

Brodies Timber has a reputation built on quality craftsmanship and reliability. Our aim is to supply to our customers needs, so if you have an idea or a design – we have the expertise to create it.

Working with a variety of materials, including hardwoods, softwoods and sheet materials, we can supply materials or build to order as required by our customer.

With a brand new clean area and assembly room, we are able to turn, shape and cut timber to your needs and build to your exact requirements.

We offer a unique service on Timber, Tools and Joinery Services across Perthshire and beyond!


Our New Native Timber

Stacking burr oak for drying

Stacking burr oak for drying

Is it nearly March already? Where did January and February go?!

Well, we haven’t been resting on our laurels – Kenny has been out and about sourcing native timber from local supplies including some fabulous Scottish oak and larch.

The Beech tree which was milled in November at our Christmas Show is now being gently kiln dried and the beautiful burr oak tree milled back last summer is going through the process of air drying.The guys regularly rotate the boards to allow the air to get even coverage to each layer.

This year we are building a dedicated drying shed for air drying stock like this. It is a game of patience and time, and requires a fair bit of effort re-stacking the timber, but the oak is stunning and will be well worth the effort when dry!

Watch this space…