Our operation is focused on having a low environmental impact. As a result of our efforts to achieve zero waste, we have available a line of live edge boards designed to meet the needs of crafters, artisans and home decor contractors.
Live Edge & Rough Cut Lumber Products
Samples of Customer Projects
About Our Live Edge Craft Boards
Live Edge means the wood has not been edged to remove the bark. In most pieces, the bark remains on the board. There are pieces that the bark has partly fallen off of. Care is taken to ensure pieces are cut with full bark on both sides. Some pieces with partial bark are still produced and pieces with live edge but bark fully removed are also available.
Thickness – Live edge craft boards are varying thickness ranging from 1/4” to 3/4” and averaging 1/2” thick. We can mill custom orders from as thin as veneer to 1”. Although custom milling of over 1” is available, functionality of the boards is effected by the additional weight and only recommended if additional weight won’t effect your finished project.
Length – Live edge craft boards are cut to lengths that suit the appearance of each piece. Average lengths are 8” to 18”.
Width – Due to the nature of Live edge lumber widths of the Live edge craft boards will vary within each piece. A measurement of 4-7 inches on a board means the majority of the board is at least 4” wide and the majority not more than 7” inches wide. This width is measured from the outer edges of the bark.
Rough Cut pieces – Rough cut pieces are straight off the mill and are not planed nor sanded. These pieces show a fine cut line from our bandsaw mill. Many choose rough cut for their projects because the bandsaw leaves a straight line cut mark as opposed to a circular saw’s rounded mark. This straight line intensifies the aged look of the piece as it mimics historical cuts made by handsaws.
Our goal is to provide pieces that suit your planned project. Custom milling and cutting can be arranged to provide you with what you need.
Planing and sanding – Planed or sanded pieces are available for projects that need a very smooth working surface. Some pieces are selected for planing and/or sanding but because planing is done prior to cutting to lengths custom planing is only available on long boards. Sanding can be done on individual short pieces on request.
Sealed boards – Sealing is the process of applying several light coats of a sealant such as Verithane, with drying and light sanding between coats. Be aware that this type of sealing, when applied to green lumber will not prevent cracks or warping caused by the drying process, and may even increase the damage done by drying.
Live Slabs – Live slabs are the first cut off the log. They are rounded with bark on one side and flat on the cut side. Live slabs are usually full bark, and usually only available in shorter lengths and varying thicknesses due to the shapes of the logs .