Celebrating Local Wood
Celebrating Local Lumber
Here are some images of the milling process at Cody Wayland's shop. The log shown here is the bottom log of the red alder. This tree was felled at the perfect time (from a woodworker's perspective). Alders, as they start to die, rot from the top down and the bottom up. The dark colouring on these boards shows that this tree was close to the end of it's life. This is a also the biggest and clearest grained alder that we collective have ever seen.
Cody has a dehumidification kiln, think of this as a kinder, gentler form of kiln. The biggest value to us was that the wood was not transported to a commercial kiln and knowing that Cody would be regularly checking the wood. The alder came down to 12% moisture content in about 4 weeks the maple took an extra two weeks.
Picking up the wood
The wood has been delivered to our storage location in Port Townsend.
We have kept the wood in flitches so book matched boards were available.
We asked $6 per boardfoot for the wood. We restricted purchases to project size.
We will be making the air-dried wood available for future show when the moisture content is low enough,
Our one request is that you be punctual for your appointment. The site is both a working shop and farm where time is tightly managed.