I use only locally grown and harvested timber purchased green and freshly cut from local and Amish sawmills near me. This lumber is air dried for at least a year after being separated with stickers and stacked so air can flow over and around it.
Once the lumber has been dried and seasoned, it is planed to a usable thickness and put aside to continue drying until I am ready to use it.
The materials of Doosewood
I specialize in Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, and Poplar lumber but occasionally I am able to get other types of wood such as Osage Orange, Hickory, and others. These I get in smaller quantities and use for small projects or as details for part of a larger project.