You Ask & We Answer - West Wind Hardwood

In lieu of an essay-type study this month, I am introducing a new opportunity to ask us questions.  Consider it more like an FAQ Section but personalized so it speaks to ‘you’.  A 1970 Dear Abby column in The Milwaukee Sentinel said: “There is no such thing as a stupid question if it’s sincere. Better to ask and risk appearing stupid than to continue on your ignorant way and make a stupid mistake

So, if you ask a question that you genuinely want an answer to, then we consider it never wrong to ask.  Some people may think it is a stupid question but just as many people have left the question unasked.  So, no!  Asking a stupid question isn’t a mistake or wrong.

Carl Sagan in his work The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark said: “There are naïve questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world.  There is no such thing as a dumb question”.

I’ll start with some frequently asked questions but let’s not stop here.  Do you have a question?


Do you buy wood?                             

My timeless response is how do you think we get the wood we sell?  😉

Is my order too small?                       

I consider this a reasonable question.  No order is too small.

Do you use the German oils? 

I get that people who don’t know us well might wonder, but honestly, we would never sell a product we do not have a working knowledge of.  This applies to the Ecopoxy brand also.

What’s a boardfoot?

Again, not an unreasonable question. 
I still have problems converting boardfoot to linear foot pricing.

Do you have a 60” wide Eastern maple board? 

Have you ever seen a maple tree growing that wide?  Also the wider the board, the more prone to warping and twisting.  Consider laminating.

Your board is only 3’ 5” but I wanted a 41” long board.   

Hmmmmm 😊 I know you’ll figure that one out.


One of my favourite quotes from the Chinese philosopher, Confucius, suggests that the man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

You Ask!  We Answer!!

Ask your question(s) below in the comments so we can keep a running thread!

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