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 lumber, unique and large natural edge slabs has resulted in our business having one of the largest selections of unique lumber in the country. Our lumber is displayed in 4 buildings with over 1000 bins and racks for easy customer selection. Most of our natural edge slabs are displayed in vertical racks for easy customer viewing and selection.
Our specialty is wide kiln-dried natural edge slabs, up to 7' wide, for making Nakashima style tables, bar tops, benches etc. We carry most domestic lumber species including wood from the west coast, such as Claro Walnut, Redwood, Myrtle and Big Leaf Maple. We also import logs and lumber from Africa and South America. We have a good selection of square edge, natural edge and book matched sets some of which are highly figured. Tonewoods are sold as sanded matched sets and billets.
Most of our burls are available as kiln-dried slices ranging from 1"-4" thick and some as turning blocks. Some of the burls that we have cut are huge; weighting up to 15,000 pounds and producing some really nice large table top slabs. We have quartersawn lumber in several species including white oak that is sometimes over 15" wide. Lumber for mantels is stocked in thicknesses up to 5".