Why Wood

Local, Sustainable and Zero Waste

 

LOCALLY GROWN

Our love for cedar stemmed from Mikes early days on and around boats. Cedars have been used for decades in boat yards around North America, and even longer in Native American canoes. An excellent wood choice for water craft, cedars are workable and light softwoods with good strength-to-weight ratios. What makes it good for boats, makes it good for boards.

The first handful of Grain boards we built using Western Red Cedar. While it was grown out west, it was readily available at local lumber stores. Once board orders started to pick up the decision was made to find a locally sourced wood. Here in the state of Maine, we have Thuja occidentalis, commonly known as Northern White Cedar.