Milling wood is a large part of the process before getting to the stages of our burn, cure and finish. It is shaping and sizing wood into a desired dimension and form.
The process begins with selecting suitable logs, many factors such as species, size, and quality are considered.
Materials are cut into smaller sections known as cants or boards, using a sawmill. Methods such as using a bandsaw or circular saw are used based on the desired wood product.
Edges of the boards are trimmed to achieve strait and consistent dimensions, this part of the process can be done manually or with automation.
Fresh sawn materials that contain high moisture, to prevent cracking, warping or other issues are air-dried over time, kiln dried or we also have started using thermally modified materials.
We many times will run our materials threw a plainer to get a consistent smooth and uniform surface, especially if we are brushing the materials after the burn.
Before and during the process of our burn, the milled wood materials are inspected, graded and sorted based on quality, ensuring only the best for our clients. Chatsubu is a quality product the we require to meet specific standards.