This is the first time ordering from Forest so I wasn't sure what to expect. The boards were very well packaged and look great. My only complaint is that one of the boards was slightly bowed and one had a small twist. I'm hoping that I will still be able to get a full 3/4" after joining and planing.
First time ordering hardwood online, very pleasantly surprised. Price point & free shipping (ok know it's figured into price) hooked me into giving them a try. What a surprise, arrived quicker than expected, boards were to specifications in description. One board had a small damage from shipping, box was torn in that spot, blame UPS for that, but was able to use that one anyway. First time using maple wood, building a small drop leaf table. Very,very satisfied will be using Forest2 home in the future.
This is my first "sight unseen" lumber purchase so I was not sure what the quality would be since I did not pick the boards out myself. I can verify that the boards were of excellent quality - straight , beautiful color, and free of defects. True 15/16" x 4" boards that I can't wait to start to work with! I also appreciated a hand written note wishing me "Happy Woodworking!" on the inside of the box. That tells me there are people at Forest 2 Home that are passionate about providing excellent, sustainable wood to enjoy. I have found my new lumber store!
Great boards that came out of the box looking good. All but one were perfectly straight and went straight into planing, one had a very slight twist that was easy to shim and plane out. They come full dimensions - not nominal - which means you get more bang for your buck and can plane/rip them down to nominal if that's what you need. The full 4 inches wide enabled me to do a project that required more than 3-1/2 in square with the end scraps. I thought they looked good even just out of the box with a few scuffs and rugged parts, but once I planed them they really popped. Only the tiniest knots/voids in a few boards that you could barely fit a pencil in, nothing that had to be cut out and most boards had none. Finished them with a few wipes of tung oil and they go from a reddish blonde in the pictures to the rich red-brown you expect.