Most slabs are air dried first, then kiln dried to the finished moisture content. We kiln dry our slabs to help ensure that our customers don’t experience issues like twisting and cracking, after their project has been completed. Some slabs are air dried only. In this case they are air dried for several years. Air drying of slabs only occurs with about 1% of our slabs.
Unless otherwise stated all slabs are machined flat ready for sanding. We can also sand if required. The dimensions are written on the slab in chalk. Length (m) x width (mm) x thickness (mm).
The width is that as measured where there is a chalk line drawn across the slab. It is not the widest or narrowest or average. It just gives you some idea. The actual length of the slab will usually be about 50-100mm longer than the length written on the slab. This is to allow for the ends to be cut square. Please note that the slab will look WIDER at the end nearest the camera, than it actually is. Read the width written on the slab in chalk at each end.
The number written on the bottom of the slab is my database reference number. Refer to this number in any correspondence with me about the slab.