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We are buying cedar shingle wood.

What we look for in the material we buy:

  • 8'6" in length
  • 8" minimum top
  • upto 1/2 of the diameter in rot on one end
  • no forks
  • no broken wood
  • minimum of woodpecker holes
  • no, or minimal random rot
  • no wood that has been on the ground more than 8 months.
  • logs must be scale piled when delivered.
  • no dump truck deliveries


While we will not turn back a load of shingle wood if there are other lengths included, we do need 6" of bloomage over the foot. When we cut back into 16" blocks, if the log is too short, we loose a block out of the log.

We will accept down to 5" diameter tops but, the rot limitation is reduced to 2" on one end.

Material that has been off the roots for more than a year tends to check out to the point that when we saw it, the shingles stand a chance of checking.

All shipments must be with our prearranged approval.
Thank you.

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We pay based on a modified Ontario Log Rule (imperial stick scale). 
We do not dock for sweep.

Contact us for our offer.

If you are intending to collect sales taxes, all invoicing must have appropriate tax numbers included.

The majority of material we purchase comes from withing Renfrew County. While we will purchase materials from further afield, transportation will be the limiting factor. Ultimately, it will be up to the producer to decide if that transportation cost is one in which they are willing to bear.  

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To the folks viewing this page out of curiosity:

A typical cedar cut will contain 40-60% sawlog quality material, 20-30% shingle wood quality material and 10-30% posts and pickets. There is a certain component of a given cut that can be destined for mulches. The materials we purchase to produce shingles is not as valuable as sawlogs are but, considerably more so than mulch wood is. When a producer chooses to sell material to us, we are buying material that could have wound up cut to blocks and left in the bush. While that material really isn't wasted, the producer's viability is increased in that their sawlogs are cleaner and there is less wood either left in the bush or sent to mulch at a lower value.