Kevin Tunis

Sell Us Material


Texas Wood

I am always looking for high quality reclaimed wood with lot’s of character. Ideally I first like to source wood from the Texas Hill Country mills; this being mesquite, spalted pecan and spalted cedar elm live edge slabs.  I look for millers that keep the log together after milling. This makes it easy to book match the slabs.

Dimensional Wood

I create unusual unique pieces from hand hewn beams and roof rafters. Dimensional wood is cut to standardized width and depth, specified in inches see History of Yard Lumber Size Standards. Sources for reclaimed wood are barns, warehouses, mills and old out buildings.

Is there a story about the wood?

Every piece of wood has a look, character and a story behind it. With a live edge slab it could be where it came from or the unusual color it is. With dimensional wood it could be a barn as a well known landmark, a factory floor or the beams from a old courthouse.

It is this character that truly makes each table I make, unique and one of a kind.

Getting Started

Submit your detailed information and photos of the reclaimed materials for sale on this form. This will ensure our purchasing department receives your information.  

Note: Due to large volume of submissions of reclaimed material, please include a complete list of your reclaimed materials and the status of their availability. The purchasing department will contact you if we have an interest in your materials.

Reclaimed Wood Packaging

All reclaimed wood surface must be clear of debris and nails to enable square stacking of bundles. Reclaimed wood bundles should be tightly packaged to ensure bundles do not break apart during transportation.

Bundles of reclaimed lumber need to be packaged by like materials (preferably first by species, then by dimension and color etc) Example: 2×6 oak all stacked together, 2×8 chestnut all stacked together, barnwood of like dimension and like color stacked together, etc.

All bundles of reclaimed lumber must be counted for quantity.  Use a white lumber crayon(available at most hardware stores) to mark the bundles with the bundle number to  correlate to your inventory list and quantities for each bundle. Always mark bundles on Square end as well as on one side of the bundle.

Once lumber is stacked, band the bundle  with a steel banding strap every 4 feet (1/2″ or wider strapping required – 3/4″ width strap recommended).  Once fully banded and secured, organize stacks in a way that they can be easily picked up from the jobsite when the truck(s) arrive. When ready to be shipped, use 4″x4″x48″ bolsters to stack bundles of lumber to facilitate a smooth unloading process once the lumber is at our facilities. Most of the time full size semi trucks are preferable to minimize shipping costs. If you are local and plan on hauling the lumber yourself make sure to let us know what your plans are and when you are coming to drop off lumber. Do not just show up at our sell materials without the approval of our purchasing agent. We will not buy materials that we are not expecting and have approved purchase of.

Acceptable Wood Packaging Dimensions:

Width of bundle: 42”-48”

Height of bundle: 12”-32”

Length of bundle: 4’ minimum – Dependent on materials being stacked always square one end and keep the top of the bunk flat

Stack piles so the tops are flat and use at least two 4″x4″ bolsters banded on top of each bunk.  This will enable loaders to work with materials and maximize wood on the trucks and trailers.