Rough Sawn Timber

​Rough Sawn Timber are boards cut from a log by one of our saw mills

The boards are in rough dimensions e.g. roughly 150x50mm, 100x25mm etc.

The timber is either air dry or kiln dried. If it has been kiln dried it is block stacked and wrapped to keep it clean and dry.

Air dry timber is either still in fillet, in rack or block stacked, all under cover. We can kiln dry the air dried timber on request.

Rough Sawn timber is not necessarily flat, straight nor uniform in thickness and width.To purchase boards that are uniform in thickness, width and are straight you need to look for Machined timber.

Rough sawn timber slabs are generally log width boards cut through and through the log.

The slab has natural edges either side, sometimes still with the bark attached.

Rough sawn slabs are dry but otherwise as they were cut from the log, they may have shrunk and or distorted due to the drying process. 

This may mean a rough sawn slab is not perfectly flat from one side to the other nor from one end to the other. 

It may have normal drying defects including cup, twist and surface checking.

Contact Rarefind Timber NZ

General Enquiries
Michael Esson
Mobile: (+64) 27 451 8083
Morrinsville Road, Hamilton

Instrument Timber Enquiries
Malcolm Williams

We’d love to see you at our mill, but as drying and processing of the timber needs to happen at certain times it can be hard to give you the attention we would like.

If you would like to come out, please let us know in advance so we can assist you as best we can.

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