How the boards get made…

The process of creating boards might seem simple at first glance, but there’s a lot more that goes into it than meets the eye. From selecting the right tree to finalizing the finishing touches, the creation of a board requires precision, expertise, and a deep understanding of the wood and the process.

We begin by debarking the log and squaring off the ends. From there, we determine the best way to cut the log into boards based on its size, shape, and the desired end product. We then use the band saw to make the first cut, or “slab,” which is usually the widest and thickest piece of wood from the log.

After the slab is cut, we move on to the boards themselves. We cut the boards to the desired thickness, which can range from a quarter inch to several inches. Each cut must be precise, as even a small error can affect the quality of the final product.