Disclaimer for Rough-Sawn Lumber Purchases

We want to ensure complete transparency and understanding for anyone purchasing rough-sawn lumber from us. Rough-sawn lumber is a unique and raw form of wood that retains its natural characteristics and may exhibit certain imperfections. Here's what you should be aware of:

  1. Imperfections are Natural: Rough-sawn lumber preserves the raw beauty of wood, including its imperfections. Variations in grain patterns, knots, color variations, and irregular growth rings are all inherent qualities that contribute to the distinctive charm of rough-sawn lumber.
  2. Waves and Bowing: Due to its exposure to moisture and drying, rough-sawn lumber can sometimes develop waves or bowing. These characteristics are natural and can occur as the wood adjusts to its environment.
  3. Dimensional Tolerances: Rough-sawn lumber may have slight variations in thickness, width, and length compared to the stated measurements. This is normal and stems from the initial cutting process.
  4. Surface Roughness: The surface of rough-sawn lumber is intentionally left rough after sawing. Sanding or planing may be necessary to achieve a smooth finish for your project.
  5. Natural Movement: Wood is a dynamic material that responds to changes in temperature and humidity. It may expand or contract, leading to minor shifts in dimensions and alignment.
  6. Grain and Color Variation: Each piece of rough-sawn lumber is unique. Grain patterns, colors, and textures can differ even within the same species of wood.
  7. Woodworking Skills: Working with rough-sawn lumber requires woodworking skills. You may need to perform tasks like planing, jointing, and sanding to achieve your desired finish.

Please remember that the imperfections found in rough-sawn lumber contribute to its authenticity and natural beauty. If you have any questions or concerns about our rough-sawn lumber, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to guide you in making informed decisions and help you create remarkable projects that showcase the inherent character of wood.

Thank you for choosing us as your source for rough-sawn lumber. We appreciate your trust in our products and services.

David Moore
Catale Sawmill