Is the wood dried?

All our wood has been kiln dried. The only wood not kiln dried is weathered wood, which has been naturally air dried for at least three years.

What does 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 and 12/4 mean?    

This is a standard unit of measurement in the lumber industry. A 4/4 thick board is actually 3/4″ of an inch thick. A 5/4 board is a true inch or slightly more. A 6/4 thick board is 1 1/2″ thick. An 8/4 board is 2″ or slightly more thick. And a 12/4 board is at least 3″ thick.

What is a “Board Foot”?

Wood is measured by volume and a board foot is calculated by multiplying width (inches) times length (inches or feet) times thickness.

What is “Checking”?   

Checking is the term used in the lumber industry for a crack that occurs during the drying process.

What makes the dark streaks in the Ambrosia Maple?

The dark streaks are caused by the Ambrosia beetle. This small beetle bores a hole in a maple tree as the tree is starting to age and decay. Mold then grows on the walls of this hole and when water is introduced to the wood, this mold gives the wood a natural dark stain.

Why does it cost so much to ship? 

Most shipping services use weight and size as a guide to charge for shipping. When we ask for your zip code, we shop around to try and get the best possible shipping cost, unless you have a specific request to use a certain shipping company.

Can I get the wood cut to a specific size?    

Yes, but there will be a machining charge added which will depend on the quantity and number of cuts.

When will my order ship

Regular orders will ship in 1-3 business days. Please contact us for shipping times on custom orders.