Maple Plywood

Close-up Photo of Maple Plywood Grain

This is maple -veneered plywood.  It is suitable for interior cabinetry applications.  Sheet size is 4 feet by 8 feet.  The appearance is rotary-cut (the veneers are cut from the log in a spiral).  The core is veneer, which is structurally stronger than an MDF, or particle board, core. We stock prefinished (2 sided) in

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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,

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Maine Traditions Prefinished Hard Maple Flooring

Close-Up Photo of Maine Traditions Classic Collection Flooring Hard Maple Premium Clear Stain

• Premium grade Maple.
• Available in 3 1/4″ & 4″ widths.
• Available in nine different stain options.
• 50-year Residential Warranty
• Patented TEMAVI tongue & groove for improved uniformity and ease of installation, with stable, quiet joints that virtually lock together.
• Manufactured with pride in Maine.
• Responsibly grown and harvested in the USA, FSC certified.

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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.

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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

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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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8/4 Big Leaf Figured Maple

6/11/15 Just in! New batch of 8/4 Big leaf curly and quilted maple. Big leaf only grows on the west coast of the U.S. It is rare to find on the east coast, especially with nice curly or quilted figure. This lumber would be great for musical instruments blanks, especially guitars (acoustic or electric). Please

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Craig Altobello – Marquetry Exhibit

Photo of wood art depicting chichadee and maple twig with leaves

4/14/14 Craig Altobello has been coming into our shop for some time now. I’ve been lucky enough to have seen some of his work. It isn’t often that you see someone do what he does. His work is being shown in an exhibit at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. Here is a write up

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Girouard Mandolins Contoocook NH

7/8/13 If you want to see some stunning birdseye and curly maple then you must click on the links below. They are custom mandolins made by some people that I’ve had the pleasure to do business with. Max and Lauri Girouard are mandolin builders and have their own shop in Contoocook, NH. They not only

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About Goosebay Sawmill and Lumber

Our Staff Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber, Inc. is a family owned and operated New Hampshire corporation that has been in business over 35 years. We supply cabinetmakers, contractors, artisans, part-time woodworkers and hobbyists. In 1978, Carl Malsted acquired the property that became Goosebay Sawmill and Lumber. In researching home-based businesses to take advantage of the

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