Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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We do not. This includes dimensional pine for rough framing, trusses, LVLS, gutter boards, OSB, and fencing. Our primary business is hardwoods, mouldings, hardwood plywoods, clear softwoods, and finished wood products like stairs and laminated tables.

Yes. As long as there is a physical sample or a scaled drawing of some sort, we can make a new knife that will allow us to manufacture the moulding. The cost depends on how much steel we need to make the new tool and is generally calculated by the width of the profile.

There is a dedicated cost associated with setting up a moulder. Making a lot of 1 item is always more cost effective than making a small amount, therefore we have to charge a setup fee when it falls under this threshold.

Hardwood is generally sold by a length with cutbacks. For example, if we buy rough Poplar in an 8’ unit, it might have bad ends, cutbacks etc that will result in a percentage of the pcs being 7’ or 7’6”. If we used 14’ in an effort to get 7’ pcs, all of the 13’ pcs would be unusable. There we charge by whatever your end tally might be. In this case of order 7’, the majority would be 8’.

This is the way rough lumber thicknesses are designated. 4/4 would be 1” full in the rough. 5/4 would be 1-1/4” full in the rough. 8/4 would be 2” full in the rough. Again, this is a ROUGH designation. If you asked us for “1x6”, that would generally mean you are looking for a finished piece, ¾”x5-1/2”. If you asked for a “4/4x6” that would mean you were looking for a rough piece, approximately 6” wide.

Even for a light sanding, it is essential to ventilate the area before you begin. Protective glasses, gloves, and a respirator are recommended to prevent injury.

Fine grits, such as #220, are frequently used for a final light sanding just before applying stain to the wood (grit varies based on wood species).

If sanding balusters and handrail, cutting strips of sandpaper to wrap around the components to move back and forth by hand can be an efficient way to maximize your time spent sanding.
**Do not use a mechanical sander.

Once sanding is completed, make sure all dust is removed to ensure a smooth finish by wiping with a tack cloth.