The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Matt and Jaqueline go lumber shopping

Last week, Matt and Jacqueline visited Lewis Lumber Products of Picture Rocks, PA. There they were greeted by Mr. Keith Atherholt, president and co-owner of LLP and lumber salesman extraordinaire.

Their task was to examine some alternatives for the raw materials for their projects and to decide what wood(s) they will use. Mr. Atherholt gave them an interesting introduction to some of the woods in his store. Their primary reaction was, wow, there are a lot more choices than the Big Box store!

A quick view of the video below will assure you that yes, if you want selection in your next wood project, a trip to the local or regional lumberyard may be more rewarding than the quick trip to the Box, even if you have to drive a ways to get there.

Matt and Jackie will report in their next blog posts on their wood selections, and some background information on the species selected.

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