We offer surfacing services for customers interested in quickly moving their project to the next phase. Surfacing (similar to planing) is the process used to completely flatten a rough-sawn slab. In addition to smoothing down the rough sawn marks from the mill, this process removes any warping or twisting that occurs from the drying process and saves a ton of time during the finish sanding process.
SURFACING / PLANING
FAST + RELIABLE
Flattening a slab with a palm or belt sander can be tedious and will produce uneven surfaces. Our surfacing service will save you time and will provide a flat surface for you to start working on.
We can surface your material(s) down to your desired thickness if it is not badly warped or twisted. This process will make both faces parallel to each other. Sanding is still necessary after surfacing to ensure a smooth surface.
Our on-site surfacing machine is comprised of a router head mounted onto a gantry that can handle material up to 72” wide and 196" long. An equipped 4" router bit can handle surfacing wood and epoxy material(s).
For surfacing our materials:
$4/Bdft | 1-3 Week Lead Time
For surfacing customer-supplied materials:
• $6/Bdft (wood slabs) or $150 minimum.
• 1-3 Week Lead Time.
• $12/Bdft for Epoxy Projects.
• Waiver must be signed at time of intake.
• Must pass inspection (no nails, rocks, etc.).
• Measurements will be taken at time of intake.
• Material(s) must be under 12% moisture. Over 12% must go in the vacuum kiln to avoid movement during the surfacing process.
For woodworking services:
• Contact us with your project details for rates
THINGS TO KNOW
TOP AND BOTTOM
Our surfacing/planing services include flattening both the top and bottom faces of the wood slab(s). This allows for any natural movement to occur and maintain its flatness.
Material(s) brought in for surfacing will be checked for moisture at time of intake. We require material(s) to be 12% in moisture or under. Kiln-drying may be necessary for slab(s) over 12%.
Choose how thick you prefer to have your material(s). For twisted, cupped, or bowed slabs, we recommend rough-cutting the material before surfacing to maximize thickness.
Our surfacing/planing services only flatten slabs. Finish sanding is still necessary to remove any router marks and/or tear-outs prior to applying your preferred finish.
Consider adding custom services such as cutting, wide-belt sanding, and/or full-finishing for a seamless process. We will perform additional services once your material is surfaced flat.
Once surfaced/planed, all material(s) will be stored for pickup in our warehouse and will be held for a maximum of 2 weeks before storage fees incur.