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A carving in Lime
Block laminated beech.
Spalted beech.
Large lime carving block
Native walnut
Pen blanks.
Zebrano block
Various timber blanks.
Purpleheart block.
Holly carving block
African Padauk
Stand at Scottish Woodworking Show 2009
The timber shop
wood finishing products
Bowl blanks

Reid Timber
11 Forrest Street, Broad Street Industrial Estate
G40 2TX

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20 Reviews

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With large premises close to the centre of Glasgow Reid Timber has the best range of native and exotic hardwoods in Scotland. Ample off street parking and friendly and expert advice.
The shop stocks over 100 types of wood. With hundreds of large boards of hardwood and thousands of smaller pieces cut into useful sizes. A huge range of precut turning blanks and carving blanks.
In addition to the extensive stock of wood Reid Timber stock the Liberon range of woodfinishing products, Klingspor Quality Abrasives. Gorilla Adhesives and an ever expanding range of woodworking products safety equipment and tools.

Stocking blocks up to 125mm thick in a range of dimensions and as turning blanks, w e also stock spalted, rippled and Burr blanks in a variety of timbers. Pen blanks are also available in a variety of timbers.

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20 customer reviews

31 Mar 2014
Went along on Friday for the first time. Excellent selection of woods and very helpful and friendly service. Alistair is great and I will be back, probably later on today in fact.
Newton Mearns
26 Mar 2014
Second visit to Reid Timber, good selection of timber. Good chat and first class customer service. Will be back.
19 Jan 2014
Photo uploaded by Lynn HutchesonAlistair is always helpful and will share his knowledge and advice. His stock of timber gets better and better! Could always spend more than I have!! Couldn't recommend more highly!!
19 Dec 2013
Paid my first visit to Reid timber on Friday 13th December. The 40 mile round trip was well worth the effort. An absolute Alladin's cave. Alitair could not have been more helpful and nothing was any trouble. Anyone looking for timber, exotic or home grown, at very reasonable prices you will do well to give him a visit. If he doesn't have what you are looking for he will more than likely get it for you. You wont be disappointed. He doesn't sell anything of dubious quality either.
Roy from Kilmarnock.
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14 Mar 2013
I had been looking for deecent tulipwood boards of a particular thickness. Alistair didn't have that thickness in stock, but was able to get some at short notice, and to cut to size. Very reasonably priced. I then found he has the best and widest selection of timbers I have yet come across in Scotland.
1 Aug 2012
Brillaint job of a gate with a steel surround and IROKO planks which Alistair manufactured and installed to a very high standard - really nice guy as well! Top marks.
20 Mar 2012
Photo uploaded by RosscI needed a finial for the roof of my house after the existing one rotted and blew down in a storm. Alastair made me a new one in a matter of days that fits exactly and looks great. It was also very reasonably priced. Happy days!
6 Mar 2012
This is a mecca if you're into wood - I went in for a look without any particular project in mind but I couldn't have been treated more helpfully and bought a few pieces from a huge range of stuff at a very reasonable price and quality. I'm far from local but this is a business well worth supporting - an asset!
4 Dec 2011
Found Reid Timber on internet as a local supplier of timber. Went to unit last week to look for board of ash to match with new staircase. The choice of timbers is great and the care and time spent by the owner was excellent and the price was good as well. I will be back for more timber in the future
Newton Mearns
31 Oct 2011
I visited Alastair premises a few days ago to find some timber for turning and general woodworking. Reid Timber are easy to find, good parking and a friendly welcome. The timber wasn't half bad either! A good variety of species and all available as bowl blanks or squares. Competitive prices too! I will be back.
29 Oct 2011
Paid my first visit to reid timber on thursday we were made very welcome and the selection of blanks for turning was fantastic and the prices were very good i will be back so much better than where i have been getting my blanks from.
10 Jun 2011
I have been at the workshop yesterday for the second time. This time looking for some ash wood for shelving. The amount of wood of different sort is fantastic. There is plenty to choose, quality is great and the prices are very reasonable. I believe if you are looking for something better than pine planks from B&Q - this is the best place on this side of the border. A paradise for anyone looking for good piece of wood - both local and exotic. Read More
1 Jan 2011
Yesterday i visited reid timber looking for some tropical hardwoods to build a guitar, i found what i was looking for and Alistair very kindly cut or timber on the saw and planed it flat. He couldn't be more helpful.
1 Sep 2010
My first visit to Reid Timber was in July and I have to say that I also found the services to be first class. I have just got round to turning my blanks and the quality of wood is great. I had my wife and young kid with me and we found the owner to be very friendly and helpful. Will be back again soon
30 Jan 2010
My first visit to Reid's and delighted with quality, price and service.The person who served me is a very knowledgeable and extremely helpful 'young' man (young to me) who has a love of wood. Many thanks indeed. I WILL BE BACK! Suggestion. Display a larger sign to your workshop as it was dificult to find
Last Updated : 10 Jun 2014