Frequently Asked Custom Milling Questions
What lumber species can you provide?
We mainly have redwood including old growth, Douglas fir, tan oak and walnut. We can also provide bay laurel, big leaf maple, Monterey pine, Ponderosa pine, Monterey cypress, Pacific madrone, coastal live oak, blue gum (red gum in rare cases) and eucalyptus. Ask us about any wood species you are interested in and we can mostly likely supply it.
What wood do you have in stock?
We have hundreds of redwood slabs, 1x6, 2x6, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and up to 24”x24” dimensional lumber in stock. Also, we stock walnut table slabs, fir table slabs and Monterey cypress table slabs, with several 55”x14’ long slabs.
What is the best type of wood for siding in the SF Bay Area, considering the climate and environmental factors?
Redwood is considered the best type of wood for siding in the Bay Area, as it is naturally resistant to rot and decay, and can withstand the wet and humid climate. Redwood is also a sustainable and eco-friendly option.
Can redwood be used for fencing?
Yes, redwood is an excellent choice for fencing because it is naturally durable, resistant to decay and rot, and has a beautiful, natural color that requires minimal maintenance.
What is the average lifespan of Redwood siding in the SF Bay Area?
Redwood siding can last up to 50+ years or more with proper maintenance and care. Regular cleaning, sealing, and staining can help prolong the lifespan of the siding and maintain its natural beauty.
How does the cost of using Redwood for siding compare to other types of wood?
Redwood is generally more expensive than other types of wood used for siding in the bay area, such as Cedar or Pine. However, the cost can vary depending on the grade and quality of the wood.
What is the best wood for fencing?
Cedar, redwood, pine, and spruce are the most commonly used woods for fencing.
Have you worked with large organizations before?
Yes, we have worked with many of the top companies, builders and architects in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. We also have worked with several wineries, beer gardens and restaurants. Check out our stories to view some of our past projects! We are fully licensed and insured and for larger projects we can provide additional insured riders. We can also provide written estimates and invoices. In some cases, we provide net terms and progress payments.
What is wood character?
Wood character refers to the unique aesthetic appeal of wood, including the patterns and textures that are visible on its surface. This can include figuring, burl, and other natural irregularities that make each piece of wood one-of-a-kind.