Lumber and Slab Sales during COVID-19
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation has evolved, we've learned that certain precautions are necessary to keep our customers and ourselves safe. Cassens Lumber is open for slab and lumber sales by appointment only. We are happy to serve you in the following manner.
For standard, square-edge lumber, you can let me know your needs via phone or text to 765-412-6844 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to lay out the lumber you request, plus extra stock so you still have some choice in which pieces you want. The price per board will be marked on each piece. As you select pieces, tally up the total. During this time, we will only be accepting credit card payment via the phone to my wife, Vicki, while you are loading your boards. There will be 7 percent state sales tax on your total purchase which we will calculate once you have called Vicki with your tally total.
Slabs are more difficult because they are not uniform. Please look at our website under the SLAB SALES tab. By clicking on the smaller slab pictures, a larger image will open. Each slab is marked with an identifying number such as WA-468 for a walnut slab. The thickness of the slab is written on the slab such as 8/4 for 2-inch slabs and 6/4 for 1.5-inch thick slabs. The price is also written on the slab. Some of the slabs are marked as pairs which means that they are bookmatched when cut and are sold as a set of two. Thus, the price of a pair is the total of the price marked on each slab. Using the same contact methods as above for lumber, let me know which slabs numbers you are interested in. There are a lot of smaller slabs not pictured so it is best to call and let me know what you are looking for so I can text pictures of possible choices to you. Credit cards will also be the only payment method for slabs.
I will be around, but staying at a distance. If necessary, I will help move the slabs with the tractor but please bring help if you need it to load the lumber or slabs from the tractor to your vehicle.
Live-edge slabs for sale
Live-edge slabs are extremely popular for producing tables, islands, shelves, benches, and even tops for dressers. We produce kiln-dried slabs in walnut, cherry, hard maple, ash, hickory, oak, and some other species, when available, that are from 1.25 to 2.25 inches thick, 8" to 24" wide at the narrowest spot, and 4 to 12 feet long. These slabs are usually "rustic" in appearance, meaning they contain some knots and crotch figure and a few will have voids that can be filled. Prices range from $3 to $10 per board foot. Thus, a 2-inch thick walnut slab that is 16-inches wide and 8-feet long, priced at $10 per board foot, would cost about $200, plus tax. A similar ash, oak, or maple slab would cost about $65, plus tax. Please see our policy on shipping on the Slab Selection page. Following are photos of some of the slabs currently for sale. Most of the slabs have the size and price written on them. We try to keep an entire log together so book and end matching is possible when making larger table or counter tops. You do not need to buy the entire log, just the pieces you want. We do have other slabs available, as well.
Walnut - 11 to 12 feet
Walnut - 9 to 10 feet
Walnut - 7 to 8 feet
Walnut - Up to 6 feet & Crotches
Finished and Surfaced Slabs
Cherry and Hard Maple
Finished 7/4 cherry slab with bowties 16" wide and 11' 1 1/2" long - $350. Finished 8/4 hard maple slab 19" wide and 9'10" long - $500.