PRODUCTS

OVERVIEW

It all begins with the log.  Each selection is analyzed before it is opened to determine where the secrets are hiding . We decide what type of product the log is best suited for: boules and flitches, lumber, or something completely unique…. Sometimes the needs of the customer direct those decisions. Usually we let the wood speak for itself. The important thing is that we understand its language, and we listen to what it tells us.

BOULES AND FLITCHES

 Horizon’s sawmill was designed and installed with the production of boules as a primary focus. So, what is a boule? Consider the log as a loaf of bread. Instead of making traditional slices across the loaf, it is cut longitudinally “through-and-through” its entire length. Each of these individual log-length pieces is called a flitch. A flitch of significant thickness may be considered a slab.

Horizon’s flitches are tracked and labeled. They can be stacked in a way to reconstruct the log. The sliced and then re-built log is called a boule. Each flitch in the boule shares a common history with the others from the log. The entire boule carries the same color and character. Perfect matching for any woodworker making a spectacular project.

 

Boule anatomy 101:  Boules are entire logs cut and reconstituted – showcasing all the log has to offer.  Each individual piece that makes up a boule is called a Flitch.  Boule is to book as flitch is to chapter.

LUMBER

Horizon’s skills were honed making boules. From that beginning, delving into square-edged lumber was a breeze. While we do produce small amounts of standard lumber, we actually find it to be sort of ho-hum routine. BUT, the majority of our non-sequenced production is preceded by words like, “Prime”, “Extra-Wide”, “Insanely-Uniform”, or “I can’t find this anywhere else”. Far from standard lumber, this kind of production is pretty exciting stuff.

The majority of our non-sequenced production is preceded by words like, “Prime”, “Extra-Wide”, “Insanely-Uniform”, or “I can’t find this anywhere else”. Far from standard lumber, this kind of production is pretty exciting stuff.

LOG INTACT LUMBER

The product is the same great Horizon quality, but the proof is in the packaging. Material is carefully tracked throughout production. When Log Intact LumberTM is stacked, it is kept separated and sorted by log and by flitch. Perfect color matching and sequencing becomes a snap because every piece is located beside its brother. Just another way Horizon takes that extra step to provide unsurpassed service to our great customers.

When Log Intact LumberTM is stacked, it is kept separated and sorted by log and by flitch. Perfect color matching and sequencing becomes a snap because every piece is located beside its brother. Just another way Horizon takes that extra step to provide unsurpassed service to our great customers.

SPECIALTY ITEMS

We start all production with good logs, and we recognize great logs when we see them. Our specialty inventory is a treasure trove of curled, quilted, fiddlebacked, and bird’s-eyed pieces, unique crotch patterns, and exceptional widths and thicknesses. Sets can easily be browsed on our website, but that’s just a portion of what we have in stock. For a special project, we can help you find the log that will make your project shine.

We start all production with good logs, and we recognize great logs when we see them. Our specialty inventory is a treasure trove of curled, quilted, fiddlebacked, and bird’s-eyed pieces, unique crotch patterns, and exceptional widths and thicknesses. Sets can easily be browsed on our website, but that’s just a portion of what we have in stock. For a special project, we can help you find the log that will make your project shine.

SPECIES

Horizon is nestled in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest, the premier source of American Black Cherry. However, we source our material from a wide network of reputable log buyers we have been developing since the 70′s. We produce a wide variety of American hardwoods, including cherry, walnut, hard and soft maple, red and white oak, ash, elm, sap gum, butternut, sassafras, cottonwood, and more.

Horizon is nestled in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest, the premier source of American Black Cherry. However, we source material from a wide network of reputable log buyers we have been developing since the 70′s. We produce a wide variety of American hardwoods, including cherry, walnut, hard and soft maple, red and white oak, ash, elm, sap gum, butternut, sassafras, cottonwood, and more.

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