off size lumber

Off size lumber can be either sizes we’re accustomed to hearing but not seeing…….a 2″ x 4″ that actually measures 2″ x 4″, or it can be hand hewn or milled sizes that you don’t normally find; 15′ 3″ x 5″s for example or 1″ boards 30″ wide or more!

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hand hewn, over 2″ thick…more like 3 – 31/2!

We have a several hundred square feet of ‘threshing’ board left….up to 3″ thick, 8-20″ wide and in various lengths from 5′-20′.

There seems to be some confusion around the various wood ‘measurements’…I shall attempt to clarify (with board feet it is easier to use inches);

Linear/Lineal foot (length)             This one is pretty straight forward!

Square foot (area)              length x width divided by 12 if using inches 

Board foot (volume)            length x width x thickness divided by 144

If a board is 12″ wide and 2″ thick every linear foot equals 2 board feet

Similarly if a board is 9″ wide and 2″ thick it equals 1 1/2 board foot

Or 12″ wide but only 1 1/2 thick , also 1 1/2 board feet

Last one…. 9″ wide and 1 3/4 thick equals 1.31 board feet

Class dismissed!

Here’s a couple of before and after shots (they’re boards from the same batch…not the same boards……didn’t think to get a picture before they were cleaned)

Cleaned with just a garden hose and a cloth!  Thanks to Ryan for the after pics.

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Check out what Camstruction has been doing with some of our threshing boards from the Links page  

     Then there’s the same material in 1″ planks up to 23″ wide     

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And this is a narrower piece planed

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Here’s a piece of 2″ fir, planed on one side

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We’ve also got some pretty wild live edge material ideal for shelving

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We  have about 100 – 15′ lengths of pine…. 3″ x “5……actual measurement along with almost a couple of hundred unmilled roof trusses 12′ – 14′  long (see picture below)

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