Our Woodwork Projects
We are proud to be working in partnership with Canterbury City Council and Serco on a new and exciting sustainability scheme.
Occasionally, a tree must be felled in one of the Canterbury City Council owned parks or gardens. When this happens, a machine called a Woodmizer is used to cut and plank the large tree trunks into different thicknesses and sizes. At the Fifth Trust, the tree is crafted into wood furniture by skilled carpenters working alongside students in the day centre. Handmade items such as picnic tables and benches, or other bespoke products are created, giving the tree a new lease of life.
Picnic tables and benches that are made at The Fifth Trust are put back into the Canterbury City Council owned parks and gardens for members of the public to use and enjoy. This sustainability scheme is a great way to recycle wood that, until recently, has only had firewood value. Our involvement as a day centre is to create a new activity for the students who attend each day, as students are involved in the project from start to finish. Students are given the opportunity to work with the wood; sanding, staining, and then helping to deliver the product when completed. All profits received by the Fifth Trust are used to enhance the facilities offered to adults with learning disabilities and who attend each day.
Order our Woodwork Products
The furniture produced as a result of this sustainability scheme is now available to the public to order.
Customers can come along to our workshop and speak to one of our skilled carpenters. Bespoke handcrafted items can also be requested, such as kitchen tables, benches, stools, garden furniture, chopping boards, and much more. Wood can also be sourced to meet your exact specifications and requirements and we are happy to discuss this with you either in person, over the phone, or via email.
What do our customers think?
"I'd just like to say a big Thank You to your log team."
"They arrived when you said they would and did exactly what was needed. Even though stacking them, meant carrying logs through my house and across a patio, it was done in good humour and without fuss. A great bunch who clearly enjoy their work.
I shall, without doubt, recommend you to my friends who need logs and order from you again when I need more.".......
Latest Log Prices
With effect 1st May 2021
Air Dried logs
Ash (Bulk Bag)
Oak (Bulk Bag)
Mixed (Bulk Bag)
5 x Mixed nets
Kiln dried logs
Oak (cubic metre bag)
Ash (cubic metre bag)
Mixed hard wood (cubic metre bag)
Oak (net – approx. 10-12 logs)
5 x oak nets
3 x Net