Ralph Stuck Lumber provides a variety of woodworking services. Browse through our list of services below and contact us if you have any questions.

Surfacing Material

Surfacing material is the process of removing thin layers of wood from the surface of a workpiece to create a smooth, even finish.


Surfaced 2 sides/ Surfaced 1 side- S1S is rough cut lumber that has then been surface planed on one side and S2S implies that it has been surfaced on both sides; the top and bottom faces.

Straight-Line Ripping

We offer straight-line ripping material in both single and multiple edges:


SL1E: Straight line 1 edge, meaning that the rough lumber has been milled to give a straight and square surface alone one edge.


SL2E: Straight line 2 edges, meaning that the rough lumber has been milled to give a straight and square surface along both edges.

Custom Flooring

Custom Flooring is typically a solid piece of wood that has a tongue on one edge and a groove on the other. These pieces are cut to specific sizes and then fitted together and installed.


We work with all types of custom wood flooring. Please contact us for currently available types of wood.

Kiln Drying

Kiln Drying is the process of drying wood in a kiln to lower the moisture content.


We offer kiln drying and typically dry to 6% – 8%.

Custom Millwork

Custom Millwork is woodwork that serves practical and decorative purposes.


We pride ourselves on producing a quality American made product at an affordable price.  Our lathe is capable of producing reproductions up to 5” x 5” x 52”.

End Match Flooring

End match flooring is the precise trimming on both ends of all board material with a tongue and groove profile.


We typically do this through Double-End Tenon Hardwood Flooring. This process involves trimming and sizing single panels in a production line. Double end tenoners work simultaneously on both panel sides while the material is transported along the processing motors by means of special chain conveyors.

Lumber Grade Classifications

FAS is the hardwood grade which includes the superior “furniture grade” hardwoods. This grade is typically free of defects, but some defects are allowed. For example, the wider and longer the lumber, the more likely you will find some defect allowed in the wood. (Source:,defect%20allowed%20in%20the%20wood.)


SEL, Select, is similar to FAS but allows for smaller board sizes and more defects. Select lumber can have some knots, mineral streaks, and color variations, but is generally clear and straight-grained. (Source:,wide%20and%204%20feet%20long.)


1C, or 1 common, has more knots, mineral streaks, and color variations than Select lumber, but is still suitable for furniture, cabinets, and other high-quality projects. (Source:,wide%20and%204%20feet%20long.)


2C, or 2 common, is the lowest grade of hardwood lumber and is suitable for rustic projects, such as barnwood furniture or paneling. #2 Common lumber can have knots, splits, and other defects, and is generally smaller in size than higher grades of lumber. (Source:,wide%20and%204%20feet%20long.)