Oxford Timber, Inc. is a family owned business that was established in 1979 by
Merle Record and continues to be run by the family; Merle Record as Vice President, Michael Record as President, and
Jean Record as Treasurer.
Oxford Timber specializes in timber mats, crane mats and bridge mats in both
hardwood and hemlock used to construct temporary roads on muddy, swampy, unstable ground. We also produce specialty
mats and bridges up to 8' wide and up to 35' long. Mats provide stability for heavy equipment used by utility,
construction and logging industries and lessens the impact on any environmentally sensitive
Species- any native hardwood except poplar, basswood, and
Trim allowance- 5" minimum
Diameter- 10” minimum, 25” maximum on small end
Lengths- 8’- 16’, & 20’
Trim allowance- 5” minimum
Diameter- 10” minimum, 30” maximum on small end
Log scale- International ¼”
Sweep and crook are acceptable as long as each log will yield a full
length 8” timber.
All knots and butt swells are to be trimmed flush with the stem.
Logs will be the product of fresh cut timber.
Scaling deductions- All deductions from gross scale will be standard deductions as set forth by the National Forest Log
Scaling Handbook. Copies of this handbook can be obtained from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest
Scaling defects- crook, forks, rot, seams, shake, splits, sweep, voids, worm holes, and timber break.