Rustic Fireplace Mantle: Live Edge Curly Maple

Photo of stone fireplace with live edge curly maple mantle

Selecting the Live Edge Mantle Having recently purchased a rustic and historic farm house, Cheryl was adding her own decorating touches to her new home.  One of the major projects on her list was to re-do the existing fireplace, changing it from a simple brick structure to a stone fireplace that would complement the natural


Using Live Edge: Building a River Table

Live Edge River Table by Jay Seaton Goosebay Lumber Chichester NH

Live Edge slabs are increasingly popular, and why not? Each is unique and carries its own inherent beauty. Many people tend to look for a relatively uniform slab: They’re looking for a somewhat even-edged desk or bar top. But others will look for the most gnarly slab in the store.
Such is the case with Jay Seaton who recently came in shopping for a slab suitable to build a river table. He pulled out several contenders,


Cruising or Surfing; Build Your Own Wood SUP

Photo of SUP taken by Allison Grappone

Ultimate freedom is defined as taking to the water in a small craft, or so thinks customer Christophe Matson. Christophe has a lifelong love of being on the water. This affinity, combined with his passion for boatbuilding, led him to build one of his now favorite watercraft: the Taal SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard.)


From Sawmill to Table: Unique Use of Mill Byproducts

photo of artisan bread

Sawdust. Chips. Slabs. Mill byproducts. All are the much less glamorous side of sawmill production. As lovely figured maple and sturdy beams come off our saw, the mill byproducts fall away. Where these products end up is not something we often focus on, but sometimes they can end up in some pretty cool places.


Pawlonia: Tree of the Future?

Pawlonia Tree

The Perfect Tree Imagine the best qualities you could ever hope to find in a species:  Attractive grain, easy to work with, strong, lightweight, rot resistant…..And then add in that it’s one of the world’s fastest growing trees, and what do you get?  I’ve just described what proponents love about Paulownia. So why isn’t this


Raised Garden Beds: 3 Great Woods to Use

photo of raised vegetable garden by David Whiting

So you’ve done some research and decided that raised garden beds are for you. Now you need to decide what lumber to use, and get some tips on just how to construct your beds.
Here is a guide for which wood to choose, some design ideas, and a few tips that will make your beds keep their form and last longer.


New Live Edge Slabs!

            We just received 20 slabs in Maple, Elm, Ash and Beech. Also, we have 3 large Elm tree cookies for sale. All of these were cut between 1983-1986. They have been undercover and well taken care of since then. All of the slabs are 3″ thick with a live


New Tiger Maple

Tiger Curly Maple

We just got in a new pack of Heavy Figure Tiger Maple. We have 3 sets in the pile. “Sets” are boards from the same tree, so if you have a project that needs matching boards, then these would work great for you. Please call for more details. Please see more photos to click on


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