A&E Keenly’s Handywork
If you are inquiring about a wood slab, or dimensional lumber, please provide as much detail as possible about the material you are looking for. Most important factors are size (how thick, how wide, how long), and species (black walnut, maple, cherry, oak, etc.). Additional useful information would be to specify with or without live edge, live edge on one side or two, and so on. We are looking to serve you as quickly and efficiently as possible while avoiding unnecessary back and forth emails. We understand you may not know for sure species, and that’s ok. We have to start somewhere, and are just looking to help you the best that we can. Thank you!!
Examples of inquiries that will produce more questions than answers…
How much are you wood slabs?
Wood slabs can vary from $5 to $5,000, so we need to narrow your question down a bit. What size slab or slabs are you looking for? How thick are you looking for? What is the length and width? Do you have a species in mind? Do you want a live edge slab? If so, do you want the live edge on the front, with a straight edge on the back, or do you want live edge on both sides?
How much is your maple?
Are you looking for dimensional lumber or slabs? (an answer of “slabs” reverts to all the questions in the above question) If the answer is dimensional lumber, I will be asking the following questions. What thickness or thicknesses are you looking for? What grade boards are you looking for? What lengths are you looking for? What widths are you looking for? How many board feet are you looking for? Is there a minimum length that you need for your current project? The reason for all the questions is…Boards grade differently, and price differently. A clear board, or select, carries a higher value than a #2 board with some knots. A wide board (typically over 6”), can carry a higher price than a standard board. Excessive length boards can also carry a premium.
I understand you may not have all the answers to these questions, and that’s OK. We are here to help. We are just looking to help with obvious inefficiencies by covering as much of the basics as we reasonable can. Thank you!!