The key individual behind The Timber Mill is John William Jones. His extensive and unique mix of qualifications and experience with wood from forestry through to final form, gives him an in depth knowledge of all species of timber. He understands its qualities, durabilities and characteristics, which makes him an expert in his field and our Customers benefit from this breadth and depth of knowledge when they take his products and services.

John's Experience

After five years of study and practical experience, John completed an approved apprenticeship in the craft of Joinery in 1988. He then worked for Winston Joinery in Stoke on Trent and Woodstock Furniture in Winchester, notable suppliers of purpose made bench joinery and quality furniture and kitchens respectfully. In 2000, John decided to pursue his increasing interest in trees and forestry and went to Sparsholt College in Hampshire where he completed a HND in Forestry and Low Land Management with Distinction.

John identified a unique opportunity to combine both his joinery and forestry skills and establish a company that offered the best in both of these areas. After working in Hampshire for 15 years and following a desire to return to Cornwall, the Timber Mill has now relocated from Hampshire back to Cornwall and is focusing on bespoke Carpentry & Joinery products and services.

John's qualifications include:-

City & Guilds Advanced Craft Carpentry & Joinery

& City & Guilds Construction Crafts

Science In Construction, Building Maths, Principles of Construction, Surveying & Levelling

Certificate for Setting, Operating & Changing Tooling to comply with the requirements of PUWER 98 on the following:-
Hand Fed Circular Rip Saw
Cross Cut Pull Over Saw
Combined Over and Under Planing Machine
Chisel Morticer
Wide Band Saw (static)

HND Forestry & Low Land Management

Forestry Science, Forestry Establishment,
Applied Forestry Engineering, Land Use & The Environment, Human Resource Management, Information Technology/Mensuration, Forestry Planning & Law
Forest Management, Mechanisation Management, Timber Marketing & Utilisation,
Financial Planning & Control, Management Planning.

National Proficiency Tests Council – Units of competence in the use of chainsaws
National Proficiency Tests Council – Units of competence in the safe use of pesticides
Spraying course certificate
Safe Use of Strimmers/Brushcutters Certificate

Proficiency Test in Machinery Operations - M01 Tractor Driving
Quad Bike Certificate
Safety Training Certificate – Mobile Access Towers