Sunday, December 21, 2014

Just in tme for the start of winter

 The pictures above are a couple bookmatched sets of walnut slabs. The taller of the two is 7' tall and the the smaller set is a little over 5' tall. Nice crotch figure in both sets. The bottom picture is a crotch piece of mulberry. Its 30" wide and about 54" long. The color is wonderful. It will turn to a reddish brown over time. This one is only about an inch thick. Nice and flat. The edges are wonderful. I do have a thicker one that matches this as well. Email me for more info if you want. I have lots of other slabs as well. A pair of pretty curly cherry ones and lots of tiger maple and walnut ones as well.
This is a shot of "paint grade" tiger maple. It got stained while drying. The figure is really nice and some will clean up  to be white. I cannot say what the stain would do for coloring this. Some has a spalted look to it. The stock is all 5/4 and the figure is really nice. I will list the price in the wood letter. It way under the price of spalted maple and curly [tiger] maple. Its even under the price of plain soft maple.

 The picture above does not do justice to the figure, but its a pile of 12/4, 8/4 and 6/4 birdseye maple. Thick stock takes so long to dry. If you hurry it, it can have all sorts of issues. The 8/4 stock and thicker can take several years to dry right. That is why some looks so gray. It weathers, but cleans up just fine. I even have some 16/4 stock.
This is a cart of pieces left over from a job I did for an aircraft company. Its all 8/4 birdseye. Enough to fill a pallet. There is 1 piece of walnut and I think some tiger on there too. Email me if you want a great deal on this pile. Seeing as 8/4 birdseye sells for 12$ board foot, there is well over a grand worth of material on here.
Next is the pile of 4/4, 6/4 and 8/4 flame birch. Its just stunning stuff. If you follow Charles Neil, you have seen his use of some of this material. I have made several pieces over the years from it. I plan yo use it for my kitchen cabinets when I get time to make them.
This was a tavern table I made from some of it a few years back.

The flame figure is just plain stunning.
Please email me for any information you are looking for. I ship all over the country.

I wish each of you a blessed Christmas season and a great new year.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September slabs and more good wood.

Hello folks. Its been a bit since I last did  a blog and pictures, and its woodworking time again. I have several nice new slabs to show and lots of new lumber. I will be getting more out of the kiln in October and I hope to show some exceptional tiger maple slabs.

For now , we have some cherry crotch, walnut crotch and curly cherry slabs and curly walnut board sets. Along with the usual tiger maple, flame birch, birdseye maple and other things. Now for the pictures.

The above are a walnut crotch and a cherry crotch. I planed them a bit and put some naphtha to show the grain.The size of these are about 38" long, 21" wide and about 2" thick. I will be getting some more out of the kiln soon, I hope. Not sure of the price on these yet as I have to see if they have matched pieces yet in the kiln. I am guessing they will start about 275$ each. They are really nice. 
I do have other slabs as well. Some curly cherry with some bug holes are this pair below.

They are about 60" long, 1.5 to 2" thick and have great figure. Then I have this pair of curved cherry ones as well.
Next is a pair of walnut bookmatched slabs with a crotch.These are longer and wider.
I also have a few pieces of wide curly walnut. This starts at 10$ board foot. Some has gone since I took the picture this morning.

I have other pieces available as well. A couple sets of huge mulberry slabs from an old church are really nice. Great edge grain as well as nice crotch figure in those. I also have lots of new birdseye maple, flame birch , curly cherry and tiger maple. The curly cherry is the only thing I have  in 4/4 stock. The rest is available in thicknesses up to 4" thick in some and 2" thick in others. I am getting a good supple of 5/4

stock in tiger maple and birdseye maple. Let me know what you might need. I also am selling "brown" tiger maple that has brown heartwood on one surface or maybe both faces. It runs 3.50 ft in 20 ft lots. I do have some 8/4 stock in that as well. That runs 4.75 ft.

I also have about 300 ft of wide butternut stock in 1" thicknesses. It runs from 10" wide to 13" . Its $5.75 ft.
I think that's it for this letter.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June wood letter

Well , here it is the end of June and I am getting the first wood letter out in a bit. Got some nice new stock in and also have a new price sheet available.

First off, I have found a new , less expensive way to ship larger amounts of stock. Fastenal, the hardware place , have really great rates. I can ship from store to store all over the country.  just sent 2 pallet loads to West Virgina for around a dollar a foot. That was over 600 ft on 2 pallets. You have to pick up at the store it goes to. It may not be as fast as a regular trucking company, but way less in shipping costs.

AS for the pictures , here we go.
The top 2 are pics of the 6/4 and 8/4 plain cherry I just got out of the kiln. Super nice stock, great color.

 This next picture is the WIDE birdseye maple 9/4 stock I just got from the kiln. All over 10" wide and 10 feet long. Some almost 15" wide.

 Quarter sawn white in 1" thick stock. All from northern Wisconsin. 3" to 8" wide, Nice tight grain and excellent color. Have about a 1000'
 Finally, a couple slab tops that I did a few years back. Walnut and tiger maple. I have stock like this on hand. All priced individually.
I have a new load of stuff going in the kiln. Should be ready in 2 months. Lots of birdseye and flame birch, 6/4 stock, 9/4 basswood for carving. Best basswood stock in the world.

I do have 16/4 butternut stock now. Its beautiful. I have it up to 13" wide.
I will be making birdseye maple flooring in the next month. That should be spectacular.
Also, got a call from the mill. I have about a 1000 ft of quarter sawn curly red oak coming. It will not be ready for a few months, but should be spectacular.
If you see this and want a price list, email me at
bob at or call 920-833-7157. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

New April wood list

 Birdseye maple logs sets

 Some over 12' long

Flame birch log sets, Nice even color and figure and wide...

Spalted flame birch log set.  5 or 6 pieces. Really nice unusual stuff. Great color. 90$ for 20 ft. If you want the whole log set, contact me. It is something I have only seen this one time.

 Book matched set of 15" wide birdseye maple 1" thick boards. Great figure, lots of heartwood , some cracks at the ends, but stunning. 20 bd ft between the pair. 150$ plus shipping

 Plain spalted hard maple. I have a pile of a few hundred feet. All 4/4[ 1"] Runs 6" wide or so. Nice small box material. 4$ bd ft.  or 75$ for 20 bd ft. Lots of color and bug holes. Nice solid material.

 Bird peck, bark pocket hard maple. Has some curl and some have birdseye in it. Nice material. 75$ for 20 bd ft. Makes great box material

 12/4 birdseye. [3" thick] Great figure and have stock up to 12 or 13" wide. Turning or bed posts, your choice. Starts at 15$ board foot for narrow stock. 22$ bd ft for the wide stock. Never have seen this anyplace before. I have been air drying and kiln drying this for 18 months. All 8' long.

 16/4 [4"+] thick butternut. 8' long and widths over 12+". Some very nice material. Some pieces are all clear, a few have a couple of small knots and checks. I will deduct for any defects.  Narrow stock starts at 6$ board foot. Wider will be 8$ board foot. This is becoming very hard to find with many defects. The blight is killing it all. Would make a beautiful bed or mantle or table. I have always loved butternut. Very soft and often called white walnut due to the grain being a dead ringer for walnut. I have about 400 bd ft and once this is gone, I may never  get any more this thickness or size. I am hoping to get some 4/4 or 5/4 wide stock  sometime this spring. But that would not be dry until later in fall. Turns and carves very well.

 Some more shots of the 12/4 birdseye. They look weather beaten and dark, but that all gets planed off. Plus they are all cut heavy. Usually a 1/4" or more over thickness.

 8/4 birdseye and curly.  Great for legs or turnings. Usually has very good to heavy eye.  8/4 birdseye is 9$ bd ft this month only. All maple is going up fast
 16/4 butternut after planing.

 with a little water on it, hardly shows much difference.

 All sorts of weird figure hard maple. Great for small boxes. Bark pocket, bird peck ,burl figure, some I have no idea what to call it. If you want to make some nice boxes , this is some great stuff. Its all rough in the pictures, but you can see the figure in them.

 More pictures of the spalted flame birch

 Spalted birdseye. I only have a piece or two left. Really unique. 5$ bd ft.

Log sets of flame birch. Contact me for pricing. Most of the sets contain anywhere from 50 to 100 bd ft.  Boards run 4' to 15" wide. If you want a really nice piece, use a log set.  I also have these in birdseye maple as well.

 Always glad to help answer any questions you have on wood you buy from me. Finishing, building, whatever you have for questions, I am here to help. Its what sets me apart from buying from other places. I use this stuff every day and can help with the issues that it has. Figured wood is funny stuff. Not something from the big box place that you can finish any old way. Feel free to look at my web site,
My email and phone number are there.