7744 Watkins Ford Rd. Kernersville, NC 27284

352-895-4170

May 23,2022
Thursday - 9am-4pm EST
Saturday - closed for memorial day

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I am a woodworker, and furniture maker and have lived in North Carolina area for nearly 17 years. I used to spend more time looking for quality hardwood lumber than I did building my woodworking projects and when I found some, it was low quality, incredibly overpriced, air dried, or turned into potato chips by someone else’s attempt at kiln drying. So we took the bull by the horns and started a small lumber kiln operation 6 years ago to provide high grade furniture lumber for ourselves. Soon word got around, other folks liked working with our lumber.

Our business grew little by little, and now we use a local sawmill and our kiln to provide top quality hardwood to hobbyists and professional wood workers alike in the Triad and surrounding areas. Our customers range from hobbyists, homeowners, carpenters, cabinet and furniture makers, professional musical instrument makers, wood carvers, to folks who just want to build a doghouse or front porch bench. We put a lot of effort into producing top quality hardwood lumber and are very proud of the wood we sell. I won’t sell a board that I wouldn’t use myself.
If you are wondering why our lumber would look any different from the stuff you can buy in the big box stores, it’s because the wood sold commercially by franchise stores is specifically processed to dull out the highlights in order to reduce batch to batch color variability. 

For example, the walnut sold by big box stores in California needs to look the same as the walnut sold in North Carolina or Florida. So big commercial kilns use processes to flatten out unique colors and pigments so everything looks the same. They intentionally color level it. So if you buy walnut from the box store, you would be paying twice as much and go home with bland wood you are forced to make look good with a bucketful of wood stain and other finishing techniques. We do just the opposite. We use gentle, low temperaure processes to bring out and preserve the true colors of the wood, so it looks a natural as possible. The best way to finish our wood is with just a quick wipe of finishing oil. Our lumber has been described as “Wow Wood” because that’s a common phrase we hear all the time when folks see the colors, grain and vibrancy of our lumber.

Logs

Our lumber comes trees grown in the Appalachian mountains from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. We work with local professional loggers, top quality sawmills and log brokers to help us find premium logs. We know that great lumber only comes from great logs, and we spend a considerable amount of time and effort tracking down the best logs in North Carolina, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

 It’s not easy finding these high quality logs, and sometime our stock of lumber runs low, but we won’t compromise and buy low quality logs and try to pawn them off as the good stuff.

Log End Sealing – We inspect and trim the ends of the logs to ensure we have the best quality sections to work with. Then we end seal the logs with Anchorseal, a product specifically formulated to prevent logs and lumber from end splitting. This ensures that our logs don’t degrade in the log yard and make it to our sawmill in the best shape possible.
Milling – Although we expend a lot of effort finding the best quality logs, we take it to the next level sawing them correctly. We use specialized milling techniques called grade sawing and parallel bark sawing to get the highest possible grade and yield from the logs. Without a doubt, there is a lot more to sawing lumber than hacking at a log like its a piece of cheese! We work with local, high quality sawmills to get the best boards in the area, and each and every board is hand inspected by us, and must meet our very high standards. Although we get inquiries quite often, we don’t mill customer logs,
Our Commitment – We want to provide the best lumber, at the best prices, with the best customer experience.  We do our best to cater to everyone who has an interest in fine wood, to keep things relaxed and easy going, and are proud to say that we have a lot of women and young people as repeat customers.  We don’t have a fancy showroom, but most folks don’t mind the view at our farm in Kernersville, and we have a spacious and clean converted barn to house and display our wood.
Woodworking is supposed to be fun, but it’s not if you have to spend a big pile of bucks to buy a few boards that you can carry out of the retail store tucked under one arm.  Depending on the grade of lumber you want, I can fill up your pickup truck for the same amount of money.

The End Product – First Class Lumber!

In the end, what do you get out of it? What are we trying to sell you? First class lumber that fits your needs! Looks at the picture below, and try to imagine how good you would feel building projects from wood like this. When is the last time you’ve seen 12″ walnut boards? Without a knot? Kiln dried


Our Commitment – We want to provide the best lumber, at the best prices, with the best customer experience. We do our best to cater to everyone who has an interest in fine wood, to keep things relaxed and easy going, and are proud to say that we have a lot of women and young people as repeat customers. We don’t have a fancy showroom, but most folks don’t mind the view at our farm in Kernersville, and we have a spacious and clean converted barn to house and display our wood.

 

Woodworking is supposed to be fun, but it’s not if you have to spend a big pile of bucks to buy a few boards that you can carry out of the retail store tucked under one arm. Depending on the grade of lumber you want, I can fill up your pickup truck for the same amount of money.