Kiln Dried Red Oak Slab - Custom (RO204)
- 20.5" at widest
- 16" at narrowest (less bark)
- 94" average length
- Total weight is ~67.5 lbs packaged
- Thickness is 1 5/8" +/- 1/16" across entire
Material simply needs lightly sanded and finished by end customer. Our surfacing equipment is a true double-sided jointer/planer with helical heads both sides and thus produces much flatter slabs. Please note: Kiln dried slabs lose their bark. We do not guarantee bark to remain on slabs post kiln drying and stabilizing process. If you prefer to keep bark full epoxy encapsulation is recommended. This slab is simply rough planed on helical head jointer/planer. It will still need sanded before final finishing. This specific slabs exhibits the following unique features, characteristics or flaws; spalted, skip plane bottom, 2 unsound knots.
Berg Reinvigorations LLC sells responsibly harvested and locally grown domestic hardwoods. We harvest the material, mill it in house, kiln dry it in house with computer aided and natural gas fired dehumidification kiln that minimizes warping, cracking, checking of the wood and also kills any biological matter living within the wood itself. We believe in fair pricing and customer satisfaction. As fellow woodworkers we understand the frustration of purchasing material that is overpriced or out of grade specified. All of our dimensional material is guaranteed at 12% or less average moisture content (by average surface readings or overall board density/weight reading.) Most of our material averages 6-9% moisture content upon leaving the kiln. All of our slab material is guaranteed below 15% average moisture content. Our slabs and dimensional materials are stored in a 10,000 sq ft climate-controlled warehouse to ensure acceptable wood storage conditions throughout the year. We fairly and responsibly acquire our material with handshake deals and fair royalty payments to landowners, farmers, and local residents where material is harvested or purchased.
As with anything in nature each tree has its own variations of color, tone, sapwood versus heartwood, knotting, etc. This listing is for the pictured red oak slab. Please review photos carefully before purchasing.
Please see our other listings or contact us for pricing on slabs, other species, rough sawn and custom sized material or timbers.