Material selection is perhaps the most important step in furniture-making. Factors such as specie, grain direction, figuring, defects, and a board's size and shape are all taken into consideration when choosing materials for a project. The addition of a Timberking 2000 sawmill has opened new doors and now allows me to control the process of furniture making from tree-to-table. Through the process of thoughtful milling and monitored seasoning, I am able to transform a simple log into beautiful furniture-grade hardwood lumber.