Rough Cut Lumber Available at MTE
Rough Sawn Lumber from the Menominee Forest
MTE Wood is a leading supplier of Wisconsin-grown rough sawn lumber, selling full-dimensional lumber to wood flooring manufacturers, lumber yards, wood processors, home builders, contractors, furniture builders, cabinetmakers and more.
Rough sawn lumber is cut from timber into planks of specific sizes, but is not planed and has only been air dried. As a result, rough sawn lumber contains more moisture than kiln dried wood. The further wood is dried out the more it shrinks – a 2 x 4 placed in a kiln often ends up closer to a 1.5 x 3.5. The extra moisture in rough sawn lumber keeps it closer to its original cut size, and can be difficult to acquire from lumber warehouses and big box stores.
MTE Wood is ready to take your order for rough sawn lumber in a variety of sizes and species – Contact us today to learn more or place an order.
Leave a Smaller Carbon Footprint with Sustainable Rough Sawn Lumber
MTE adheres to traditional harvesting methods employed by the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin and outlined by Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee Nation. This method includes harvesting only full grown trees, and trees which are fallen or sick – a forestry philosophy performed to keep the Menominee Forest healthy and bountiful. MTE’s forest management team has used sustainable forest management practices for over 150 years, setting a standard for the timber industry.
Rough sawn lumber dries naturally in air drying stacks, without consuming fuel used in drying kilns. MTE cuts wood from the Menominee Forest, then transports it nearby to our Neopit Sawmill, located within the forest. This minimizes the transport process, and lowers carbon usage associated with shipping wood.
Other Benefits of Buying Rough Sawn Lumber from MTE Wood
The environmental benefit of sustainable forest management, eco-friendly processing and responsible tree harvesting is just one of the many reasons to purchase rough sawn wood from Menominee Tribal Enterprises. Using high-quality rough cut lumber for your next project gives you the flexibility to plane and shape the lumber to fit your specific needs because of its full dimensions.
Let MTE Supply Your Lumber Yard
Our traditional harvesting techniques allow us to supply lumber brokers, wood processing companies and lumber yards with a steady inventory of rough cut lumber from our central Wisconsin forest. We offer cuts of unsurfaced rough lumber in a range of wood types and grades including:
- American beechwood lumber
- Rough cut ash lumber
- Aspen rough cut lumber
- Rough cut basswood
- Birch rough lumber
- Eastern white pine rough cut lumber
- Green wood rough sawn lumber
- Hard maple rough sawn lumber
- Northern red oak rough cut lumber
- Rough sawn soft maple species
- …and more