MAPLE 1252-1 Single Waney Natural Live Edge Slab Planed Kiln Dried Seasoned Hardwood Board Thickness 11cm Bathroom Sink Shelf Console Tabletop
UK Delivery Cost : £ 205 (over weight @ 41kg = pallet delivery, 2 pallet spaces)
average (cm): 42
min (cm) : 40
max (cm) : 45
Thickness (cm): 11
dimension notes :
a) Our Webshop is set in centimetres by popular request. We are happy to talk in feet, inches, metres or millimetres.
b) Length is the measurement along the grain, following the tree from ground level upwards and usually the largest measurement.
Width is the measurement across the grain, usually the second largest measurement, often described as ‘depth’ which should only be applied to finished items of
furniture such as cabinets and shelves when referring to the distance out into the room from the wall or back of the piece.
Thickness is the smallest measurement, also across the grain, seen as the measurement across the edge or end of a board.
In square sections width and thickness are the same.
2. TREE PROVENANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
Wemyss Castle, Kirkcaldy, Fife
provenance notes :
Every one of our boards has a number, such as 1372A-6, with a record of its provenance and sequence within the tree.
This means it is the 6th board or slice cut from the first length of the tree nearest the stump/ground (A.).
B would be the second length if the tree was big enough to cut another section from further up the tree, usually above the first branch.
C, D etc getting smaller and usually more bendy and less stable as you go higher up the tree. All from tree number 1372 in this example, which records the individual tree,
where it grew and lived its life on a particular estate/woodland/garden in the UK which Lanarkshire Hardwoods buys from.
sustainability notes :
Patrick visits every woodland to view, measure and record every individual tree before purchasing, checking for sustainability of the source.
He looks at the re-planting or natural regeneration aspects on the site and reasons for felling if the trees are not naturally wind blown.
He checks felling licences if applicable and sensitivity for the landscape during extraction.
We only use approved sustainable and relaible sources.
The Wood Place / Lanarkshire Hardwoods are founding members of Scottish Working Woods; Scottish Working Woods (SWW) is an organisation with a licenced label scheme to encourage and support
the use of all things made from Scottish woodland produce. Whilst based in Scotland SWW is more essentially interested in the idea of LOCAL & LOW MILES ETHICAL SUSTAINABLE
trading of wood and wood products between small businesses and the public. We source most of our timber from within a 100 mile radius of
the sawmill and the vast bulk within 50.
Read more about it Scottish Working Woods here http://www.scottishworkingwoods.org.uk
3. DELIVERY INFORMATION
Delivery is chargeable on all orders, same £/kg rate for all UK MAINLAND STANDARD POSTCODES, NI, IOM, UK Islands & Scottish Highlands.
but NI, IOM, UK Islands & Scottish Highlands orders are subject to some size restrictions – so long boards may need to be cut for transport.
DELIVERY is usually within 1 week.
To see the delivery charge please enter your chosen product in your shopping basket / cart – it differs by weight and size.
View the full information and rates here –
WE ARE HAPPY TO CUT BOARDS IN HALF (IN THE LENGTH, 2 EQUAL LENGTHS) FREE OF CHARGE FOR YOU PRIOR TO DISPATCH.
OTHER CUTTING SERVICES ARE CHARGEABLE, SEE SERVICES PAGE –
4. SEASONING & MOISTURE CONTENT INFORMATION
This is a ‘kiln dried’ product and the moisture content level is between 6 to 10%, average 8 to 9, which is good for a typical central heated home.
Further small shrinkage sometimes occurs on boards used as beams, mantels and shelves above hot woodburning stoves.
If you store or work on our wood in a cold, damp garage, shed or workshop it will absorb moisture, expand and warp.
If some warping or cupping is acceptable for rustic use, you can use our boards outside for signs and garden furniture etc.
but they are intended for a central heated interior environment.
Wrapping in cling film or pallet wrap will reduce the effects of dampness if you need to store in a shed/garage etc.
We slowly air dry the wood for about 18 months for every 2.5cm / inch of board thickness, 24 months for oak.
We then use the kiln only to finish off the seasoning process over a slow 3 to 6 week cycle on average, sometimes longer.
As a result The Wood Place / Lanarkshire Hardwoods timber is slow dried and thoroughly seasoned.
Consequently our timber stays flat and stable in a wide range of environments.
Any movement due to moisture content changes, up or down, is minimal due to our traditional and extremely thorough seasoning process.
5.BOARD FINISH INFORMATION
Supplied in Planed and Thicknessed form.
Our 3m long by 650mm wide surface planer firstly produces a single flat and true surface.
We then pass the board several times through our 615mm wide thicknesser, which planes the reverse side and calibrates the thickness to within 1mm.
In contrast, we plane any boards with a maximum width of over 615mm / 61.5cm on 2 sides but do not thickness calibrate these.
Consequently there is a range of 0.5cm variation on non-calibrated stock of wider boards and if it is any more we will reduce it considerably in price and
note the range in the description.
Tear-out will occur sometimes on planed surfaces which will mostly be possible to sand out. Therefore we will often photograph really deep tears.
Additionally some localised sunken patches of un-planed areas may be present if removing these would have reduced the overall board thickness too much, de-stabilising the board.
We will picture some tear-out and non-planed areas in the product pictures but the image of one such area does not mean it is the only single area,
merely that the board has one or more like this.
Finally, for a perfect finish we recommend further sanding of the product to remove all machining marks before polishing.
6. WOOD TYPE INFORMATION
Maple is generally stable – small movement in service – it wont warp much if subjected to moisture content changes.
It is generally easy to cut, plane, chisel, sand and polish, being a smooth, close grained hardwood.
It is naturally more antibacterial than some other species, so ideal for kitchen worktops and chopping boards etc.
There are subtle variations between different varieties of maple and from one tree to another,
some being hard, dense, heavy or close grained and others much less so.
There can be a wide variation in the density from one tree to another, even within the same type of maple, depending on where it was grown.
There are many different varieties of MAPLE (acer), of which SYCAMORE being an ‘acer’ can be described as one
and although most sycamore timber is recognisable as such, some is less clear and if a suspected sycamore log
has not been seen standing as a tree by Patrick with its leaves or buds to be able to be positively identified as a sycamore
then the timber may be described more generally as ‘maple’.
In addition to sycamore the maple family include field or common maple, Norway maple and many american or japanese maples
planted and grown in the UK – many country estates have examples of non-native species to offer, planted in the 1800s
and now reaching the end of their lives and US maples were popular.