Bark removed, some remnant's still intact. Drum sanded to 120 grit (fine). Surface has been wetted with water to show color and raise grain before final sanding. About our wood harvesting practices. We start with carefully selected logs salvaged from urban tree removals in and around the city of portland or.
We mill them with our thin kerf band-saw mill. Lumber is stored under cover as it slowly air dry for up to two years before going into the kiln. We achieve final moisture content of 6-8% in the kiln. Besides starting out with good quality logs proper drying is the most important step in quality control. About kiln drying and why it's important.
Stabilizes wood: this greatly minimizes movement and/or cracking. Acclimates lumber: balanced moisture content to that of an interior space. Finishes bond better and better penetrates the woods surface. Eliminates wood boring insects and termites through a final stage of heat treating process.