Air-Dried Hard Wood Slabs for Sale

This weekend, I am opening up my once-private wood shed to all my readers and the public in a bid to reduce inventory levels so I can finally finish moving out of my old shop space.

1114 Barberry Place, Port Moody… wood shed around the right side in the back

Friday September 29, 10-4
Saturday September 30, 10-4
Sunday October 1, by appointment only

Since 2005, I have been stockpiling local hardwoods. These are full flitches (entire logs) milled to my specifications for furniture making and stacked on pallets. Most slabs have two live edges.

This material is fully air-dried – a process that is not widely used commercially due to the time requirement, but the quality of the material is so much better than kiln-dried. All wood is kept in a covered and insulated space.

These are some of the primary benefits of air-dried wood.

  • Can be bent in tighter curves and with higher success rates.
  • The material feels less brittle and works easier.
  • Less tendency to warp as it is being worked.
  • Some say that the colours of air-dried material are more vibrant.

For the first time, I am offering the wood from my private woodshed to the general public. Cataloguing everything takes time, and I will continue to add more as time permits. A price list is at the bottom of this page. Subscribe to my blog to be notified when I post more pictures of wood available.

In case you are unfamiliar with the woods, some of which are not commercially harvested, I have provided some working information below.

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

One of the hardest, heaviest and stiffest domestic timbers, black locust bends well and tends to machine cleanly. A slicing cut with a sharp plane or chisel can yield a polished, reflective surface. Black locust has exceptional rot resistance and glues and finishes well.

Its physical properties and attractive colour and grain pattern make it a good choice for furniture, veneer, flooring, decking, turnings and carvings.

Black Locust sample, clear finish

Black Locust sample, clear finish (click to enlarge)

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

A relative to the highly sought-after black walnut, butternut shares the same grain patterns but the colour is lighter – similar to the shades of bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum).

Butternut is also lighter in weight and softer than black walnut, making it an ideal wood for working with hand tools and is popular for carvings. Other common uses include furniture and boxes. It is an ideal material to use for a sculpted/carved panel, contrasting with a comparatively simple frame. It is also ideal for chair seats for the same reasons pine is the traditional seat material in a windsor chair.

It works well with both hand and power tools and glues and finishes well. Butternut is a great wood to work with – especially for beginners.

Three-Legged Stool 2

Carved butternut seat with no finish (click to enlarge)

 

Elm (Ulmus americana)

A medium-density wood with pale sapwood and warm brown heartwood, elm often exhibits a coarser grain pattern.

Most elm trees do not grow very large and consequently it is rare to find elm mature enough to exhibit a substantial amount of darker heartwood. Pockets of in-grown bark is typical of this species, lending to the unique look of elm.

Elm works well, and common uses include furniture, boxes and veneer.

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Elm slab being milled in 2009

Elm Table Low

Detail of elm table top (click to enlarge)

Understanding the Pictures

Front and back of each slab is shown, and average size is listed in the description.

Click an image, then choose “View Full Size”. Sizes of each face are written on the wood.

All prices in Canadian dollars. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs.

Contact me for more information, or to purchase. Cell phone: 778-318-4664 / E-mail: Chris@FlairWoodworks.com

 

 

 

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Material

L

W

T

BDFT

Cost

Price

Disc.

Adj. Price

Sold to:

2

Black locust

84

10

2.5

14.6

$14

$204.17

$204.17

3

Black locust

84

12

2.5

17.5

$14

$245.00

10%

$220.50

4

Black locust

68

12.5

2.5

14.8

$14

$206.60

5%

$196.27

5

Black locust

65.5

10.5

2.25

10.7

$14

$150.45

5%

$142.92

7

Black locust

76

13.5

2.5

17.8

$14

$249.38

$249.38

8

Black locust

72.5

12.5

2.5

15.7

$14

$220.27

$220.27

9

Black locust

77

9.5

2.5

12.7

$14

$177.80

25%

$133.35

11

Black locust

79.5

11.5

2.5

15.9

$14

$222.21

$222.21

13

Black locust

77

12

2.5

16.0

$14

$224.58

30%

$157.21

15

Black locust

78

15

2.5

20.3

$14

$284.38

10%

$255.94

16

Black locust

80

15.5

2.5

21.5

$14

$301.39

5%

$286.32

17

Black locust

77.5

14

2.5

18.8

$14

$263.72

10%

$237.34

18

Black locust

79

12.5

2.375

16.3

$14

$228.02

$228.02

19

Black locust

76.5

12.5

2.375

15.8

$14

$220.80

5%

$209.76

20

Black locust

82.5

12.5

2.5

17.9

$14

$250.65

15%

$213.05

21

Black locust

90

8

2.5

12.5

$14

$175.00

$175.00

23

Black locust

81

12.5

2.375

16.7

$14

$233.79

20%

$187.03

24

Black locust

88

9.5

2.375

13.8

$14

$193.03

$193.03

25

Black locust

90

10.5

2.375

15.6

$14

$218.20

$218.20

26

Black locust

82

10

2.375

13.5

$14

$189.34

$189.34

27

Black locust

87

9.5

2.25

12.9

$14

$180.80

$180.80

28

Black locust

89.5

10.5

2.375

15.5

$14

$216.99

5%

$206.14

29

Butternut

48

22.5

2

15.0

$12

$180.00

$180.00

30

Butternut

48.5

24.5

2

16.5

$12

$198.04

$198.04

31

Butternut

48.5

26.25

2

17.7

$12

$212.19

$212.19

32

Butternut

43

21.75

2.5

16.2

$12

$194.84

$194.84

33

Butternut

31

13.5

2

5.8

$12

$69.75

$69.75

34

Butternut

32.5

16.75

2

7.6

$12

$90.73

$90.73

35

Butternut

36

16

2

8.0

$12

$96.00

$96.00

36

Butternut

44

25.5

2

15.6

$12

$187.00

$187.00

37

Butternut

48

19

2

12.7

$12

$152.00

$152.00

39

Elm

93

31.5

2.25

45.8

$13

$595.05

-10%

$654.56

40

Elm

93

31.5

2.25

45.8

$13

$595.05

-10%

$654.56

41

Elm

90.5

24.5

2.25

34.6

$13

$450.38

-10%

$495.42

42

Elm

90.5

16.5

1.75

18.1

$13

$235.91

$235.91

43

Elm

89.5

22

1.875

25.6

$13

$333.29

$333.29

44

Elm

90.5

21

2

26.4

$13

$343.15

$343.15

45

Elm

90

22

1.875

25.8

$13

$335.16

$335.16

46

Elm

90

19

1.875

22.3

$13

$289.45

$289.45

47

Elm

82.5

16

1.875

17.2

$13

$223.44

10%

$201.09

48

Elm

95.5

15

3.25

32.3

$13

$420.30

10%

$378.27

49

Cherry? – almost separated

31

15

2.25

7.3

$12

$87.19

30%

$61.03

51

Maple – twisted

51

21

3

22.3

$8

$178.50

15%

$151.73

52

Maple

53

19.25

3

21.3

$8

$170.04

$170.04

53

Maple

71

20.15

3

29.8

$8

$238.44

-25%

$298.05

54

Maple

85.5

19.5

2.875

33.3

$8

$266.30

10%

$239.67

55

Maple

44.5

26

2.875

23.1

$8

$184.80

5%

$175.56

56

Maple

44

25.5

2.875

22.4

$8

$179.21

40%

$107.53

57

Maple

44

26

3.25

25.8

$8

$206.56

5%

$196.23

58

Maple

48

15.25

1.75

8.9

$8

$71.17

20%

$56.93

59

Maple

47.75

14.75

1.875

9.2

$8

$73.37

10%

$66.03

60

Maple

48

13

2

8.7

$8

$69.33

$69.33

62

Maple

47.75

10.75

1.875

6.7

$8

$53.47

$53.47

64

Maple

60

22

1.75

16.0

$8

$128.33

5%

$121.92

65

Maple

55

14

2.5

13.4

$8

$106.94

$106.94

66

Maple

57

24

1.75

16.6

$8

$133.00

10%

$119.70

67

Maple

61

15

2

12.7

$8

$101.67

$101.67

68

Maple

47

13.5

2.25

9.9

$8

$79.31

$79.31

69

Maple

46

17.75

2.25

12.8

$8

$102.06

10%

$91.86

70

Black Walnut

63

17

1.75

13.0

$12

$156.19

$156.19

71

Black Walnut

63

19

3.75

31.2

$12

$374.06

$374.06

72

Maple

48

17

1.75

9.9

$8

$79.33

10%

$71.40

73

Spalted Maple

35

19

2.75

12.7

$10

$127.00

10%

$114.30

74

Spalted Maple

46

21

2.75

18.4

$10

$184.48

15%

$156.81

75

Maple

47

11

2

7.2

$8

$57.44

$57.44

76

Maple

62

9

2

7.8

$8

$62.00

10%

$55.80

77

Butternut

43

32

1.75

16.7

$12

$200.67

10%

$180.60

78

Cherry

87

14

2.75

23.3

$12

$279.13

$279.13

79

Cherry

80

13

2.25

16.3

$12

$195.00

$195.00

80

Cherry

32

16

2.75

9.8

$12

$117.33

$117.33

81

Cherry

80

6

2.25

7.5

$12

$90.00

$90.00

82

Vertical Grain Fir (not live-edge)

102

13

5.5

50.6

$12

$607.75

15%

$516.59

83

Vertical Grain Fir (not live-edge)

97

14

5.5

51.9

$12

$622.42

15%

$529.05

84

Vertical Grain Fir (not live-edge)

80

15

5.5

45.8

$12

$550.00

10%

$495.00

85

Maple?

56

7

1.5

4.1

$8

$32.67

$32.67

86

Apple

35

7

1.25

2.1

$10

$21.27

$21.27

87

Apple

35

6

1.25

1.8

$10

$18.23

$18.23

88

Apple

38

5.5

1.25

1.8

$10

$18.14

10%

$16.33

89

Apple

45

11

2

6.9

$8

$55.00

$55.00

90

Cherry

57

17

2.75

18.5

$12

$222.06

15%

$188.75

91

Cherry (bowed)

52

14

2.25

11.4

$12

$136.50

30%

$95.55