At Forest 2 Home, our lumber is S2S (surfaced 2 sides), unless otherwise noted, and is commonly referred to as hit or miss. Hit or miss markings are not defects and are totally normal in the planing process.
You can clean hit or miss up beautifully at 13/16" or to your preferred thickness at home, which is what we mean by "Our hardwood isn’t a finished thickness (hit or miss) and may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your boards to fit your project."
Have any questions about hit or miss? Email us and a Forest 2 Home team member would be happy to help.
Our online store is operated out of our headquarters at our Cortland location. We also have a retail store that you can go in and visit in Latrobe, PA. You can find more information for our storefront here.
All of our lumber is grown and harvested in the Northeast USA. We work with small private land owners to help meet their needs and we also manage 30K acres of our own sustainable timberlands.
The state of California requires California businesses as well as businesses who sell to California residents to include a warning for chemicals associated with Proposition 65 warnings. While Forest 2 Home does not and will never use harmful chemicals in our wood products, the state of California found wood dust, that comes from cutting, shaping, sanding wood, to be a harmful chemical. We broke it all down in an article that you can find here: Proposition 65: Wood Dust Explained
Not all of our sizes are listed on the website yet, but we do offer the following:
Thickness: 1" (actual 15/16")
Widths: 2'', 3'', 4'', 5'', and 6''
Lengths: 2', 3', 4', 5', and 6'
Please note that our widths and lengths are actual and are cut to the full inch. We don't give half inches like big box stores. Our thickness is 1" nominal, but 15/16" actual- we try to give you as much of the board as possible.
Need a size that is not available online? Place a custom order.
We offer Ash, Bass, Birch, Cherry, Hickory, Hard Maple, Poplar, Red Maple, Red Oak, White Oak, and Walnut. Want to learn more about each species? Check out our grain guide!
We are working to add all species to our website, so in the meantime please feel free to place a custom order with your choice of species and size!
S2S stands for surfaced 2 sides. It may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
A board foot is a unit of measurement for lumber. A board foot is calculated by taking the length (in feet) x width (in inches) divided by 12 x thickness (in inches). For more on board feet, check out our blog.
Heartwood extends from the pith to the sapwood. The cells of this part of the wood no longer participate in the life processes of the tree which cause it to have a brown coloration.
Opposite of heartwood, sapwood is the living part of the wood, commonly found near the outside of the log and has a white coloration.
Wane is the bark or lack of wood on the edges and corners of lumber. Our team ensures no wane by running our lumber through a planer to create square edges on all sides.
Pith is located at the very center of a tree and is composed of soft, spongy cells. It has a greater tendency to crack and is unstable. All of our wood is thoroughly inspected to make sure no final board contains pith, leaving you with a durable hardwood board.
Shipping and orders
Depending on your location, your order will arrive within 4-7 business days.
Domestic United States
We offer free shipping on all online, prebundled kits in the contiguous United States. Custom order shipping rates will be calculated based on shipping address.
Alaska and Hawaii
Shipping fees to Alaska and Hawaii are based on the weight of your order and will be calculated at checkout.
We currently do not ship outside of the United States.
We do our best to protect your hardwood during shipping. However, if your hardwood arrives damaged, then we will be happy to ship you a replacement for the damaged pieces. Please file a claim here and include your order number.
Yes, we have a variety of promotions throughout the year. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be notified of these promotions. Each discount code has a specified end date and is limited to one use per customer. Discounts cannot be applied to orders after the fact.
Yes, in appreciation of our service men and women, we offer a 20% discount to all active, reservist, veteran, and retired US military personnel.
To get the discount:
1. Fill out our verification form, which requires you to upload a photo of your government issued document showing your status.
2. We will verify your status and then email your discount code to the email we have on file.
3. Apply your discount code at checkout.
No, we do not offer rain checks at this time.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Paypal payments.
We collect tax in New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Vermont, Mississippi, California, Georgia, Minnesota, and Utah. Tax will be calculated at checkout.
Returns and exchanges
Holiday Deal #1 is double points (2 points per $1 spent) for reward program members. Valid on all purchases from November 5, 2021, 1:00pm ET through November 11, 2021, 11:59pm ET. Members must be logged into Member Account online at time of purchase. Must be rewards member at time of purchase. Points cannot be retroactively applied.
From 11/12/2021 at 7am EST to 11/18/2021 at 11:59pm EST customers can claim one free gift per customer. Our free gift is three 1 in x 3 in x 24 in Walnut boards with the purchase of a Holiday Bundle kit. The promotion code FREEGIFT must be applied at checkout in order to claim free gift. One free gift per customer. Free gift cannot be combined with other promotions. Free gift code cannot be retroactively applied and we do not offer rainchecks for promotions. Limited inventory, offer valid while supplies last.
Buy a 1 in x 4 in x 24 in Holiday Bundle value set and get a free Forest 2 Home beanie. Automatic discount, applied at checkout. Deal and value sets cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Customer must add both a value set and a beanie to cart for automatic discount to apply and deal cannot be applied retroactively. Limit one free beanie per customer. While supplies last, deal ends 11/24/21 at 11:59pm EST.