Timber Stix is a company out of New Hampshire making handcrafted wooden shafts. Cortland Begor, who is currently in high school at Proctor Academy, started the company. Creating handcrafted wooden shafts started as a family project almost 10 years ago. They first begin to make shafts out of cherry and oak, before making them out of ash. The shafts are made from the highest quality and straightest grain ash wood. The shafts that Timber Stix handcrafts are NCAA legal and 100% handmade in the USA. They hand sand and seal all of their wooden shafts.
Here is the process that a wooden handcrafted shaft goes through. They carefully select the lumber from a local New Hampshire sawmill. They look for the straightest grained wood to create a strong shaft. Then the lumber is milled and cut to exact length and width of a regulation lacrosse shaft. The angles of the lacrosse shaft are cut to exact dimensions creating a legal shaft and a snug fit for a lacrosse head. They then hand sand each shaft to keep all angles exact and create the most precise wooden lacrosse shaft on the market. Once the shaft has been hand sanded to perfection, they brand the Timber Stix logo into the shaft. After all of that the shaft then gets three coats of Danish oil, and a light sanding in between coats. This is what gives the shaft its smooth finish.
The wooden shafts themselves are great. They have a traditional shape to them. The shafts are lightweight, very strong and they do have a small amount of flex to them. They also have the Timber Stix logo burnt into the side of the shaft. Currently they only make attack length shafts. They are in the process are working on handcrafting defensive, goalie and women’s shafts.
Timber Stix has partnered with 1% For the Planet. 1% For the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Timber Stix has pledged 1% of all sales from its lacrosse shafts and shirts to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.