Our modern equipment and experienced mill employees can create the custom products and services you require. At Frank Paxton Lumber Company, we add value by eliminating all defects of below grade materials.
What you buy is what you get... not 7% less.
In our business, one learns quickly that “grade x” from one company can be different from “grade x” from another. The need to compare “apples to apples” is essential.
We follow the National Hardwood Lumber and Plywood Grade Standards. It’s not a comprehensive grade guide because rules vary depending on the species, but it can be used to compare our products with our competitors. If you have specific grading questions, please consult with your Paxton Sales Representative.
Grade is only one component to consider when you are ready to purchase hardwood lumber. The method of tally should also be discussed with your supplier. When comparing a “net” quote to a “gross/green” quote, a 7% disparity is represented by the different methods of tally. When drying, hardwood lumber will shrink 7% on average and is thus misrepresented in a gross tally quotation because it is tallied pior to the kiln drying process. A net tally is calculated after kiln drying and is a more accurate measure of the load. We recommend you insist on receiving net tally quotes from all of your hardwood lumber suppliers.
* We can accommodate gross tally quotations upon customer request.
Custom moulding is our specialty. From traditional base and casing to custom architectural profiles, our experienced personnel are able to produce moulding in almost any hardwood or softwood species required.
We stock millions of dollars of product that’s immediately available. Let our warehouse be an extension of your business.
Straight Line Ripping
A laser guided system produces a straight, flat glue edge.
Custom Solid Wood Paneling & Flooring
You select the wood specie and grade, and we will create the paneling or flooring with tongue and groove, v-joint pattern.
Our planer combines two machines or operations: a power feed Facing Planer and a Single Surface Planer. This allows Paxton to plane both sides of lumber, reducing it to a uniform thickness while removing the warp and twist in most boards 10’ and shorter.
Customers with moulding capabilities can benefit from our gang rip service. Blanks ripped to width tolerance, with square clean edges are also an economical substitute when short runs of S4S are needed.
Our profile and flat-stock sanding services save you time.