“A custom project often begins with a prospective customer visiting the company’s showroom. That’s where someone considering custom flooring – or another building component – made from repurposed wood can get a firsthand and three-dimensional view of the possibilities. “We are not a production shop,” said Rod. “Our focus is not on production as much as custom.” Making the most of wood fiber extends to remnants. “Every product and byproduct has a home,” said Rod. Sawdust, for instance, is sold to a local farm retailer that then sells it for livestock bedding. And scraps are used to fuel a boiler that heats the under-roof facility in winter.”
“In the summer of 2017, the company made an important addition to his equipment roster, a 9000 bf kiln from Kiln-direct headquartered in Burgaw, NC. The Kiln-direct small standard lumber kiln has a bi-fold door. The Kiln-direct small standard kiln is used to dry all 4/4 and 8/4 lumber to between six and eight percent moisture. It is also used to heat-treat wood to kill insects. The kiln from Kiln-direct uses propane as a fuel source. “We would use natural gas, but we are in a rural setting,” explained Rod.”
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