Frequently Asked Questions

What is a board foot?
A board foot is different from a linear foot.  Calculating board feet is a common method used to measure lumber. It involves multiplying the thickness (in inches) by the width (in inches) and length (in inches) of a piece of lumber, and then dividing the result by 144. For a detailed explanation and examples, please refer to Wood Mizer's board foot explanation.

How much lumber do I need?
Determining the amount of lumber you need depends on the specific project you're working on. Factors such as dimensions, design, and intended use will influence the quantity. To get an estimate, you can consult this lumber calculator or reach out to our customer support team for personalized assistance.

Do you ship nationwide?
Yes, we offer shipping services for lumber orders. We understand the importance of convenient delivery, and we strive to provide reliable shipping options to our customers. Simply select your desired lumber and enter your shipping address during the checkout process to calculate the shipping cost.

What is kiln drying?
Kiln drying is a process used to reduce the moisture content of wood. It involves placing the lumber in a specialized kiln, where controlled heat and airflow are used to accelerate the drying process. Kiln drying helps to stabilize the wood, minimize warping, and improve its strength and durability.

Can I order one specific width of board?
Maybe.  Give us a call if you have a specific dimension needed.  We will do our best to accommodate your needs.  However, most lumber - reclaimed and new - comes in random widths in order to maximize the amount of wood and minimize waste. 

Do I have to buy the whole beam/mantel/etc.?
Generally, no.  If we can retain at least 6 feet of a beam or mantel, then we will cut it for you and sell you a section.  That way, we can resell the remaining section.  Give us a call and we can price a section of any beam or mantel you see online.