Berkshire Products, Inc., located in Sheffield, MA, was started in 1987 by Alan Zablonski, a former woodworking teacher. His love of working with highly figured and unique wood has resulted in our business having one of the largest selections of large natural edge slabs, burls, and unique figured lumber in the country.
Our Mission is to give a second life to large urban trees that had to be removed. These trees are too large for conventional sawmills, so in the past they were often not utilized and just disposed of. We have several specially designed sawmills that allow us to saw these trees and make them into gorgeous one of a kind table and bar tops.
Quality Wood - We travel the country to personally select most of the logs we saw. We saw the logs on our Woodmizer WM1000 bandsaw mill, cutting lumber up to 70" wide and 35' long.
We don't rush the drying process of the slabs. We air dry our lumber for up to 3 years (until the slabs reach 20% moisture content), then finish drying most of our slabs in one of our custom designed vacuum kilns. This method produces high quality lumber that has little cupping or twisting.
After drying, all slabs are sanded flat and cleaned on both faces so the customer not only gets a better idea of what the wood looks like, but is saved time and money.