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Woodchuck's Wood (ThinBoards)

Granton, Wisconsin · 3947 Sales

Mr. Woodchuck

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Mr. Woodchuck

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About

A love for wood....

I've always loved wood.
It's texture...
It's warmth...
It's uniqueness...

But, I started out, as a nerd. A serious nerd.
When I was young, and living at home, there wasn't a conversation around the the dinner table, that I couldn't sway into a discussion about computers.

After attending the University of Wisconsin, I moved to Silicon Valley, and entered the corporate world, as a software engineer. I did that for years, and years. But, deep inside, I longed to play with wood.

My parents taught me to be frugal, so I knew how to save money. Finally, I could afford a bandsaw, then a tablesaw, then a jointer, and a lathe. I was on a roll! And then, I bit the bullet, and said goodbye to the suits and ties of the corporate world, and hello making sawdust.

Now, here I am. Loving every day with my piles of sawdust. Loving all the textures, warmth, and uniqueness.
You're here, because you love it too.
Stick around.
Let's have fun together....
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I've gotten a lot of requests for special products. Mostly glued up table tops and desk tops. This requires special tools and expertise. So, I have an Amish gentleman that comes in a few times a week. He is an expert craftsman, and has made furniture for years. So, if you have a need for large thick table tops....send me a convo....

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  • Mr. Woodchuck

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    First a Farmer, then College Student, then Corporate Software Nerd, now Sawdust Maker.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 3, 2017
Welcome. I'll keep this short.
We obtain most of our wood from the Amish, because of their commitment to sustainable harvesting, and protection of Mother Nature. Their impeccable interest in wood quality, and honesty, allows us to keep our prices low, and pass that on to you. Whenever possible, we only make lumber from trees already dead, or trees destined for the land fill. Working in the woods with horses, ensures very little disturbance to the surrounding seedlings, and we replant what gets cut on a 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 basis.

We only have one planet. She gives us a lot, and I love to give back.

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We strive for a superior customer experience. We want to reassure our buyers to have faith that if they are dissatisfied with their order, for any reason, we'll make it right. Simply contact us in a "Conversation," provide your order #, and tell us what the issue is.
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Orders will begin processing upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
We will ship anywhere in the world with the USPS.

We greatly discount shipping on large orders (30 boards or more)...just send us a request for a custom order.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, we custom cut every day. Just let us know your needs. No need to own a saw or sander when you have us in your back pocket.

What board sizes do you sell?

From 1/16" on up, for thickness....and some up to 14" wide. We typically keep the length to 48" or shorter, but often exceed that for table tops, or custom orders.

Do you really work with the Amish?

We sure do. Jonas, Leroy, and Issiah are master wood workers, and we work with them on as many orders as we can. We are blessed to have them as neighbors.

Do you sell thick boards....like 2" stock for table tops?

Leroy is our master of thick wood. He makes doors full time, and as you know, doors can be rather thick. So, Leroy also does all the building of our table tops. To get stock thicker than 1", he takes 1" boards, and face glues them together, to build them up. Then he planes them down, to the final desired thickness, and we sand them smooth. Doing it this way gives you a table top that's stronger, will stay flatter, and typically cheaper, because buying true 2 or 3 inch lumber, is very expensive (and often times has moisture inside of it).

Now, I will warn you that since Leroy is Amish, he works until the sun goes down....since he has no lighting in his shop, and he can get backed up with work. So, please be patient with orders like this.

What species do you carry?

All we can, Basswood, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak....both quartersawn, and flatsawn, Hickory, Walnut (black), Mahogany, Aspen, Poplar, Butternut, Padauk, Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Teak, Red and Grey elm, and the list goes on and on....

Are your thin boards plywood, or real wood?

Only real wood here.
If you need plywood, we can help with that too.

What if I need a board real wide, like 18 inches?

That's when we enlist in Leroy's help. He's our Amish neighbor, to the east. This guy is a master at doing edge glue-ups of wood, to get almost any width you'd ever need.

The final product, is a beautiful wide board, nice and smooth, and the glue seams are stronger than the wood.

For boards over 8" wide, often times, asking for a glue-up, is smarter than a wide single board. Glue ups will stay flatter over the years.

Who's Mr. Woodchuck?

He's are local, friendly varmint. When we need "rustic" wood, we get him going, to start chewing, and give the boards that charm only a woodchuck can give.

How Big/Small of orders can you handle?

We process orders for 1 board, and other orders for hundreds and hundreds.

Did you vote for Trump?

Let's not go there....
However, all our wood is made in Wisconsin.