Our inventory of domestic hardwoods includes kiln-dried lumber and live-edge slabs. From small charcuterie-board pieces to a large conference table, we have what you need to bring your ideas to life.
A board foot is a unit of measure used to describe the volume of wood in a board. One board foot is equivalent to a piece of wood that is one inch thick, 12 inches wide, and 12 inches long, or the equivalent volume of wood.
This means that a board that is 1 inch thick and 6 inches wide and 12 inches long contains half a board foot of lumber (i.e., 0.5 board feet). Similarly, a board that is 2 inches thick, 8 inches wide, and 10 feet long contains 13.33 board feet of lumber (i.e., 2 x 8 x 10 ÷ 12 = 13.33).
The board-foot measurement is commonly used in the sale and purchase of lumber as a way to accurately determine the amount of wood being traded.
To determine board footage in a piece of wood (all in inches): Length x Width x Thickness / 144 = board feet.
Check out our website for the most up-to-date inventory. As always, stop by the shop and explore the available slabs for yourself. We have a lot of smaller live-edge inventory that we don’t put in our online inventory. Feel free to call before you come to see if we have something here that might fit your project needs.
We can supply as much lumber as you need! Our unique advantage is that we're vertically integrated and have efficient sourcing methods, so we can meet your demand. You can give us a call or visit us to learn more.
Visiting Helmwood is an experience for anyone working with wood. Whether you are producing lumber from your own logs or looking to purchase high-quality wood, we invite you to come and see it for yourself.
There are several factors to consider, but your aesthetic requirements are the first consideration. We can help walk you determine wood options that will be suitable for your projects.
Common considerations are:
Do you want lighter wood or darker wood?
Do you want a live edge?
Do you like wild grain or subtle grain?
How and where will the finished project be used (example: inside or outside, residential or business)?
We can help walk you through the process to determine wood options and to help you answer those questions.