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FAQ

All You Wanted to Know And More

 

What are your Mill hours?

The mill and store are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.  Saturday by Appt Only.  We are happy to accommodate extended hours - please call to make an appointment.

Do you manufacture log cabin kits?

We do not have plans, however you can design your own, build your own, and save.   We sell the logs by the lineal foot.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, check or card.  All payments are made at time of pickup and a 30% deposit is required on orders over $3K.

What is the best way to order paneling, siding or flooring?

The best way to order these products is to provide us with the square footage.  Let us know what width you are looking for & we can supply pricing.

What is 'green' 'air-dried' or 'kiln-dried'  lumber?

Green lumber comes right off the Mill and is not dried.  Typical moisture content for Green lumber is 35%+
Air-Dried lumber is stickered and put in the lumber yard to allow it to air dry. Typical moisture content for Air-Dried Lumber is 15-25%
Kiln Dried lumber is put in a kiln to extract moisture from the interior core. Typical moisture content for Kiln Dried Lumber is 6-8% 

What species of lumber do you handle?

Our Mill is a softwood mill. We carry a full line of pine products.  We also source in Native Larch and Locally Sourced Hardwoods.

What is the best way to order Trim

The best way to order Trim is to provide us with the Lineal footage.  Let us work with you on including a waste factor and we'll get you close on pricing.

Do you offer kiln-dried lumber?

Yes, unless otherwise specified.
Our pine lumber used for log homes, tongue and groove lumber, Interior Shiplap and flooring and interior paneling products are always Kiln-Dried.

What is the difference between a board foot and a linear foot?

A board foot of lumber is equal to a square foot lumber 1" thick.   In other words, one board foot is a piece of lumber that is 1 foot wide, 1 foot long and 1 inch thick.   A 'linear foot' is the same thing as a 'foot'. Sometimes we use the phrase 'linear foot' to make it clear we are not talking about square feet or cubic feet.  Linear feet just means any distance or length measured in feet.

Do you deliver?

We do not deliver but we are happy to put you in touch with someone that can.

Do you sell sawdust, shavings or mulch?

Our products are used locally for livestock bedding, garden bedding, & more. Most of this product is hauled as quick as we can make it.  Call in advance.

Should I stain my log cabin/ deck/ fence/ or pavillion?

Yes.   Staining helps the structure weather better and keeps the wood from the elements.

What do you suggest as an exterior stain for my log cabin / deck/ fence/ pavillion?

We handle a superior line of exterior stains manufactured by CTA called Outlast. This is an all natural, oil based finish. We have 6 different shades to choose from. Available in a handy 5 gallon can. Each can has a coverage of 750 sq.ft.  Color charts available and we carry color samples for you to try. It is good for both vertical & horizontal surfaces. NEVER PEELS OR CRACKS!

How do I keep boring bees and other insects out of my wood?

We offer an insect repellent additive, in the Outlast Product line, NBS30 that works well with both oil and water base stains.  Designed to deter & inhibit insects from burrowing through or crawling on exterior coatings & for use in residential applications like log homes, decks, fences and outdoor structures.

Will you take trees from my yard?

It is too risky for us to take yard trees.  Unfortunately you never know what might be in them (i.e. hooks, nails, spikes, clothes line hooks, etc).  If we damage a saw blade on piece of metal, it becomes a large expense for us.  We are happy to put you in touch with loggers that have portable sawmills that may be interested.

Do you sell to Homeowners, 'DIY'ers, & Contractors?

Yes, Yes, & Yes!