Early last week I took a trip over the Tay to a sawmill in St Andrews to see about getting my slats produced. I decided that since I will likely have to go and purchase the timber myself, I might as well get it from somewhere where it could be cut to size for me.
The process of ordering was quick and simple. I produced dimensions and they gave a rough price and a collection time. Despite asking, they didn’t provide much information on the type of wood they would be using, but at just £5 a slat I thought I might as well see what they are like.
Having collected them, I wish I had have quizzed them a little more before completing my order. They are soggy and damp, with little or now finish to them. The surfaces have gone rather frayed due to the damp, there is a strange discolouring in places, they are dented and chipped in some of the corners and they aren’t even to the dimensions I asked for (They’re a good 5mm+ out).
Aw well, at least they give me a rough idea of the actual sizes. Up to know I haven’t had much in the way of full scale models.