Reclaimed And Sustainable Lumber FAQ
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What is the difference between cabinet lumber and dimensional lumber?
Our lumber comes in two varieties, cabinet lumber and original dimensional lumber. When we talk about cabinet lumber we are referring to lumber that has been fully kiln dried, graded, surface planed and ripped on the inch. Cabinet lumber is ready to be used in mill work or to create finished products such as cabinets or any other project requiring processed material. Dimensional lumber is original board stock that will retain all of the original characteristics of the original boards. Dimensional lumber can also be kiln dried and surface cleaned.
Is there variation is sizing of original dimensional lumber?
Yes, the original lumber can range slightly in true dimension. This can be due to shrinkage over time or how the material was originally milled years ago.
What color is dimensional lumber?
All of our original dimensional lumber is reclaimed from inside vintage barns and buildings and has developed an antique brown patina on all four sides.
Is there a range of texture on dimensional lumber?
The texture on our reclaimed dimensional lumber ranges from original rustic to original planed smooth and can often be a mixture. Majority of the edges will have visible nail holes from the original use.
Can Elmwood custom cut my lumber before shipping?
Yes, we have the ability to size the lumber by length and straight line rip the edges.
Can I buy small amounts of lumber for small projects?
We love what we do and are happy to produce orders of any size for our customers.