One way that we offer lumber here at Hearne Hardwoods is in flitch form. A flitch is a log that was cut and then cataloged and stored together. This offers the customer the opportunity to buy matching material from the same tree. In most cases, we cut these logs from side to side leaving the live free formed edge and creating sequential matching boards. Some logs are cut on an angle to maximize quality and figure. These boards usually have sawn edges, occurring when our Sawyer turns the log while cutting.
The inventory listed online includes dry flitches only. They have been air-dried 1 year per inch of thickness and then kiln-dried in our dehumidification kiln. A few select species have been air-dried only, to prevent checking or due to the nature of the wood (if that is the case, it will be noted in the board description).
*** All walnut slabs and walnut lumber can only be sold kiln dried with the bark removed. This applies to all members of the walnut family (Juglans) which include but are not limited to Black Walnut, Butternut, English Walnut, European Walnut, Claro Walnut and Persian Walnut ***