This story begins in 1945 with a seizure of ‘contraband’ by Canada Customs. Not sure when the timbers were actually cut but once seized, used and abused – apparently left outside at times – they eventually found a home with Roch of Salt Spring Island. Some years ago, he’d heard that 350+ billets were available; ranging in weight from 60-180 pounds each. He told us that many of the billets were quarter logs, which if you put the tree back together would have been 24-30” in diameter at the base; completely unheard of today.
This custom stair nosing made for a customer is made from the exotic wood Tigerwood. It is a hardwood from either Brazil or African countries such as Sierra Leone or Nigeria. Its dense quality and dramatic, contrasting color scheme makes it a good choice for decking and other areas that suffer a lot of wear.
Some new and interesting woods came in this week.
- 1″, 2″ Basswood
- 1″ Purpleheart
- 2″ Bocote
- 1″ SHEDUA – New species!
- 3″ Claro Walnut live edge slab
- 2″ Black Walnut live edge slab
- 2″ Mappa Burl live edge slab
- 2″ GRANADILLO live edge slab – New species!
Loading up one amazing looking Claro Walnut Slab!
It’s 5 days until Christmas and this week brought some interesting and fun jobs! Read more