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We stock a large assortment of hardwood species in our humidity and temperature controlled warehouse. They are ready to ship to you on your time-line.

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Our available wood products.

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Ash, White

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Ash, White

Has creamy white sapwood, sometimes includes some brown heartwood.Straight grained with coarse but even texture.

Machinability: Machines easily. Screws well with pre-drilling, and glues nicely. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .66

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: FBTR, Sel. & Better, 1 Com.

Basswood

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Basswood

Sapwood is creamy white. Basswood has fine, straight grain that is very uniform.

Machinability: Machines very well. Holds nails and screws well. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .41

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4, 16/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, 1Com.

Birch, Yellow

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Birch, Yellow

Sapwood is light yellow and heartwood is reddish-brown. Yellow Birch has a straight grain with a fine texture.

Machinability: When straight grained, it machines easily, but where there is curly or disturbed grain, tear-out can be experienced. Its’ uniform, dense surface accepts nails and screws well. Care must be given when staining – conditioning aids in a more even color.  It polishes extremely well.

Density: Specific gravity of .71

Thickness: 4/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, 1 Com.

Cherry

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Cherry

Heartwood is red to reddish-brown, having straight grain with a very fine texture.  It is common to see gum pockets or pith flecks, and some creamy white sapwood is present on most boards.

Machinability: Works easily with most tools and accepts nails and screws well.  It stains fairly well, although conditioning is necessary to aid in even stain acceptance. It polishes excellently.

Density: Specific gravity .58

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, Select, 1 Com.

Hickory

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Hickory

Light creamy sapwood with brown heartwood. Usually straight grain, but may be wavy or irregular. Hickory has a course texture that is easy to stain and polish.

Machinability: Difficult to machine. Kiln checking is common. Hickory needs to be pre-drilled before screwing.

Density: Specific gravity of .82

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: FBTR, Sel. & Better

Mahogany, Sapele: Flat Cut

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Mahogany, Sapele: Flat Cut

Heartwood is medium to dark reddish-brown. Has an interlocking grain with a fine texture.

Machinability: Machines relatively well, although the interlocking grain is susceptible to tear-out. Holds nails and screws well.  Care is required when staining because of the interlocked grain, but it is excellent for polishing.

Density: Specific gravity of .62

Thickness: 4/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

Mahogany, Sapele: Quarter Cut

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Mahogany, Sapele: Quarter Cut

Heartwood is medium to dark reddish-brown. Quartered surfaces show a ribbon stripe figure. Has an interlocking grain with a fine texture.

Machinability: Machines relatively well, although the interlocking grain is susceptible to tear-out. Holds nails and screws well.  Care is required when staining because of the interlocked grain, but it is excellent for polishing.

Density: Specific gravity of .62

Thickness: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

 

Maple, Bird’s Eye

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Maple, Bird’s Eye

Figured domestic found in hard maple with similar properties. Has varying sizes and density of “eyes”.  Good quality lumber is a rare find, as the best logs are often exported for veneer production.

Machinability: Similar to hard maple with the added challenge of wavier grain, and the associated possibility of tear out.

Density: Specific gravity of .72

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, 1 Com.

Maple, Hard: White

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Maple, Hard: White

Creamy white sapwood. Generally straight grained with a slight “cathedral” look. It has a fine, even texture.

Machinability: Machines reasonably well, with the exception of when wavy grain is present.  Its density necessitates pre-drilling for screws.  It can be stained and polished satisfactorily.

Density: Specific gravity of .72

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: FBTR, 1 Com.

Maple, Soft: Curly

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Maple, Soft: Curly

Sapwood is creamy white. Distortions in the grain direction create a wavy or curly look.  It is sometimes called a fiddleback figure because of being used on the backs of violins.

Machinability: Machine slowly to avoid grain chips

Density: Specific gravity of .54

Thickness: 4/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

 

Maple, Soft: White

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Maple, Soft: White

Sapwood is creamy white. Soft maple has a straight grain, and is not as lustrous as hard maple.

Machinability: Machines easily with most tools. It is best to pre-drill before screwing. Stains and polishes very well.

Density: Specific gravity of .54

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, Select, 1 Com.

Maple, Soft: Wormy

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Maple, Soft: Wormy

Also called Ambrosia Maple, because the worm holes – and resulting streaks – are caused by the Ambrosia beetle. The “figure” is desirable for a rustic appearance. There is great variance in the density of the pattern.

Machinability: Machines easily with most tools. It is best if pre-drilled before screwing. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .54

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: 1 Com. & Better

Oak, Red: Flat Cut

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Oak, Red: Flat Cut

Heartwood has a pink or reddish tinge. The grain is coarse and straight with smaller medullary rays. Red oak from the northern United States is more desirable as it has a finer texture than the red oak grown in the southern states.

Machinability: Works easily with most tools. It requires pre-drilling to accept screws. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .77

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: FBTR, Sel. & Better, Select, 1 Com.

Oak, Red: Quarter Cut

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Oak, Red: Quarter Cut

Description: Heartwood has a pink or reddish tinge and shows a “flake” figure on the quartered surface.  This is the result of cutting through the board parallel to the medullary rays. The flake figure in red oak is not as pronounced as in white oak.

Machinability: Machines fairly well. Red oak must be pre-drilled before screwing. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .77

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

Oak, Red: Rift Cut

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Oak, Red: Rift Cut

Machinability: Machines fairly well. Red oak must be pre-drilled before screwing. Stains and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .77

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

Oak, White: Flat Cut

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Oak, White: Flat Cut

Heartwood is pale yellow-brown. It has a very durable, straight grain with a coarse texture. Product from the northern US is most desirable, as it is slower growing. As a result, it has a finer grain.

Machinability: Machines well; particularly the slower growing woods. White oak needs to be pre-drilled before screwing. Stains and polishes very well.

Density: Specific gravity of .76

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

Oak, White: Quarter Cut

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Oak, White: Quarter Cut

Heartwood is pale yellow-brown, showing a “flake” figure on the quartered surface. This is a result of cutting through the board parallel to the medullary rays, generally producing larger flake than in red oak.

Machinability: Machines well. It must be pre-drilled before screwing.

Density: Specific gravity of .76

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better

Poplar, Yellow

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Poplar, Yellow

Sapwood is creamy white, tending to a light yellow-green with age. Heartwood varies from light yellow-brown to dark olive-green. It takes on a steel blue color if mineral stain is present. Yellow poplar has a fine texture with straight, uniform grain.

Machinability: Easily machined to a smooth finish with a variety of tools. Holds nails and screws well, but should be pre-drilled for best results. Good for staining or painting, and polishes well.

Density: Specific gravity of .51

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: FBTR, Sel., 1 Com.

Walnut, Black

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Walnut, Black

Heartwood is dark brown with a medium texture. Black walnut is generally straight grained, but at times may be wavy or curly.  The grading in walnut allows for more knots and typically there is some sapwood on each board.

Machinability: Machines easily with most tools. Holds nails and screws well, but must be pre-drilled. It is excellent for polishing.

Density: Specific gravity of .64

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, 1 Com. (steamed)

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