Saw Mill & Kiln
Wood is debarked and then cut piece by piece to our specifications, Plain Sawn, Rift & Quartered, or Live Sawn. The wood is then graded and moved to the kiln to be dried.
At the kiln the wood is stacked on dryer sticks and left to air dry for a minimum of 4 weeks. The boards are then transferred into the kiln for 30 to 45 days. After the kiln the wood goes on to production.
At the mill, each piece is individually inspected to determine which side will look the most unique as the face of the board and to determine any defects that should be cut out. Unlike larger companies who mass produce their wood, we are able to take a more hands on approach. Once the boards are completed, they are moved to stacking tables where the flooring is assembled into bundles and loaded on pallets.