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The majority of our lumber species are sold in both rough and milled form. Many domestic species are available in 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 thicknesses, with some up to 16/4.

All rough lumber is "Random Width - Random Length", and is sold by the board foot.

Our milled lumber in common domestic species is usually sold as S4S (Surfaced 4 Sides). S4S lumber is sold by the Lineal Foot (LF), with a LF price for each species, thickness and width.

Most exotics and specialty domestics are sold as S3S (Surfaced 3 Sides), and are sold by the board foot.

 

HARDWOOD

 
Ash
Ash – A light colored hardwood, Ash is heavy, strong, stiff, hard and has a high resistance to shock.  Often used for decorative veneer, cabinets, furniture, flooring, millwork and crates.

 

Basswood
Basswood – Found in the eastern half of the United States and Canada, Basswood is a light colored, creamy white to pale brown hardwood with fine, even texture. Although shrinkage in width and thickness during the drying phase is high, Basswood rarely warps. Used in venetian blinds, sashes and door frames, moldings, apiary supplies, wooden ware and boxes, this favorite amongst wood carvers is also often cut for veneer, cooperage, excelsior and pulpwood.
Beech
Beech – With color varying from nearly white to a light, reddish brown, Beech is heavy, hard, strong, highly resistant to shock and highly suitable for steam bending. Machining smoothly, it is an excellent wood for turning, wears well and takes to preservatives easily. Used in flooring, furniture, brush blocks, handles, veneer, woodenware, containers and cooperage.
Birch, Red
Birch, Red – A light reddish brown hardwood, Birch is heavy, hard and strong with good shock resistance. Used in furniture, boxes, baskets, crates, wooden ware, cooperage, interior woodwork and doors.
Birch, Yellow
Birch, Yellow – A light yellow-brown hardwood, Birch is heavy, hard and strong with good shock resistance. Used in furniture, boxes, baskets, crates, wooden ware, cooperage, interior woodwork and doors.
Butternut
Butternut – (AKA White Walnut) A light brown hardwood with pinkish tones or darker brown streaks, Butternut is light weight, coarse textured, moderately weak in bending or endwise compression, relatively nimble and soft with fair shock resistance. Although it looks similar to Black Walnut when stained, Butternut does not have the same strength or hardness. Primarily used in lumber and veneer, which is then further manufactured into furniture, cabinets, paneling, interior woodwork, and other rough items.
Cherry
Cherry – A light to dark reddish brown colored hardwood, Cherry is very good for machining purposes, with uniform texture and is heavy, strong, stiff, somewhat hard and highly shock- resistant with high shrinkage but is very stable after drying. Used in furniture, fine veneer and architectural woodwork, as well as burial caskets, wooden ware, novelties, patterns and paneling.
Cypress
Cypress – Light, yellowish-brown in color, Cypress is a fairly durable wood that is somewhat easily worked, with good gluing, nailing, finishing and paint-holding properties. Commonly used in exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trims, and veneer.
Grey Elm
Grey Elm – (AKA American Elm) Light brown and often tinged with red, Grey Elm is moderately heavy, hard and stiff, with high shock resistance and has excellent bending qualities. Used in boxes, baskets, crates and slack cooperage, as well as furniture, agricultural supplies, caskets and wood components in vehicles.
Hickory
Hickory – A white wood, Hickory is exceptionally tough, heavy, hard and strong. Often used in products that require high shock resistance, like tool handles, as well as ladder rungs, athletic goods, agricultural implements, dowels, gymnasium apparatuses, poles and furniture. Chips and sawdust often used in culinary smoking.
Maple, Birdseye
Maple, Birdseye – Heavy, hard, stiff and strong, with a highly characteristic, dotted grain, Birdseye Maple is light colored and often used in novelty items or furniture.
Maple, Hard
Maple, Hard – With a fine, uniform texture and a light reddish color, Hard Maple is principally used in lumber and veneer and then manufactured further into flooring, furniture, cabinets, cutting boards/blocks, pianos, pool cues, handles, bowling alleys and dance/gym floors.
Maple, Soft
Maple, Soft – Resembling a whitish Hard Maple in appearance, Soft Maple is not as heavy, hard or strong. Often used boxes, pallets, crates, veneer and novelties.
Maple, Tiger
Maple, Tiger – Heavy, hard, stiff and strong, with a highly characteristic, striped grain, Tiger Maple is light colored and often used in novelty items or furniture.
Meranti
Meranti – Dark brown with lighter streaks, Meranti is moderately durable but susceptible to insects. Glues, stains and finishes well, but difficult to work and very poor steam bending properties and usually used in plywood, interior furniture, general construction, concrete forms, veneer, and boatbuilding.
Oak, Red
Oak, Red – Brown with a tinge of red, Red Oak is heavy and primarily cut into lumber, fence posts, mine timbers and veneer, then used for flooring, furniture, general millwork, boxes, crates, agricultural products, caskets, wooden ware and handles, as well as railroad cars and boats. Generally unfit for cooperage, due to its porous nature.
Oak, Red Quarter
Oak, Red Quarter – Similar in appearance and use to Red Oak, Red Quarter is distinguished by broad and conspicuous rays in the grain.
Oak, White
Oak, White – Heavier and stronger than Red Oak, White Oak is used for many of the same products as Red Oak, but in addition is sought after for tight cooperage, planking and bent parts of ships, with a highly decay resistant nature.
Oak, White Quarter
Oak, White Quarter – Similar to White Oak, with a distinctively yellowish color and many of the same properties.
Poplar, Yellow
Poplar, Yellow – Ranging from whitish to light yellow in color and sometimes streaked with other colors (which do not affect the properties of the wood), Yellow Poplar is moderately light in weight, softer, with low bending strength and shock resistance. Used mostly in furniture, interior molding, siding, cabinets, musical instruments and structural components.
Walnut, Black
Walnut, Black – Light to dark brown, normally straight grained, easily worked with tools and stable in use. Heavy, hard, strong and stiff, with good shock resistance and well suited for natural finishes. Highly valued for furniture, architectural woodwork and decorative panels due to its good properties and interesting grain.
 
 
 
SOFTWOOD
Clear Eastern White Pine
Clear Eastern White Pine – Light brown, with a reddish tinge, a fairly uniform texture and straight grain, ranking high in stability. Lightweight, somewhat soft and low in strength, shock resistance and stiffness. Used for structural work, unless high quality, which is used in patterns for castings, sashes, doors, furniture, interior woodwork, paneling, caskets and toys.
Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir – Reddish yellow with very narrow grains, Douglas Fir can vary widely in weight and strength properties. Used in various products, sashes, doors, beams, millwork, boxes, crates and some flooring and furniture.
Redwood
Redwood – Distinctively reddish brown, Redwood is moderately lightweight, strong, stiff and hard. Very durable, often used in siding, sashes, doors, blinds, millwork, casket stock, containers, decks, tanks and outdoor furniture.
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar – Reddish brown, generally straight grained, with a uniform but rather coarse texture, Western Red Cedar is lightweight, soft and low in strength if used as a beam or post.  Used primarily for shingles or lumber for exterior siding, decking, interior woodwork, greenhouse construction and ship and boat construction.

 

White Cedar
White Cedar – Light yellow to pale brown in color, White Cedar has a fine texture, straight grain and a distinct odor. Lightweight but somewhat stiff, strong, hard and shock resistant, with little tendency to warp and stable after drying. Used in specialty millwork, archery items, sashes, doors, stadium seating, flooring, furniture and boats.
Aromatic Cedar
Aromatic Cedar – Light yellow to pale, reddish-brown, Aromatic Cedar is used almost exclusively in interior paneling and specialty millwork, due to its distinct scent and resistance properties.
Southern Yellow Pine
Southern Yellow Pine – Yellow-white to reddish brown, Southern Yellow Pine is heavy, strong, stiff and hard, with decent shock resistance. Uses vary widely, from subflooring to exterior decking and even construction when dense enough.
   
EXOTICS
Bloodwood
Bloodwood – Vivid red, darkening to a brownish red, Bloodwood is durable and resistant to insect attack, making it highly desirable in some uses. Somewhat brittle and difficult to work, it does turn, glue and finish well, and is often used in trim and accents, as well as larger structural elements in furniture.
Bubinga
Bubinga – Medium brown with a reddish tint, Bubinga is an exotic, African wood that is moderately heavy and hard, but responds well with hand and machine tools. Used in turnery, flooring, furniture components, cabinet work and decorative veneers.
Cabreuva
Cabreuva – Yellowish brown to walnut brown with some yellow to orange hints and darker streaks, Cabreuva is very heavy and hard, durable and difficult to work, but finishes very well. Often used as an alternative to Mahogany and in tool handles, veneers, fine cabinetry, doors, flooring and stair parts.
Iroko
Iroko – Pale yellow to dark, chocolate brown, with conspicuous markings, Iroko hails from Africa and the Ivory Coast. Workable with hand or machine tools and some care, similar in strength properties to Red Maple, it is naturally resistant to decay, termite and borer attack. Often used as a substitute for Teak, prized by its durability in ship and boat building, joinery, flooring, furniture, veneer and cabinet work.
Jatoba
Jatoba – (AKA Courbaril) Central and South American, russet to reddish brown with dark streaks, Jatoba is hard, heavy and comparable to Hickory in many ways. Difficult to saw due to high density, but machines well and offers good shock resistance, often used in handles for tools. Responds well to steaming, but also used in flooring, turnery, furniture, veneer and specialty items.
Lacewood
Lacewood – Light brown with conspicuous flecking, Lacewood is not durable, susceptible to insect attack, but overall easy to work, machining, gluing and finishing well. Used in veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments, and turned objects.
Leopardwood
Leopardwood – With a very recognizable, conspicuous flecking, Leopardwood is dark reddish brown, with gray or light brown rays. Generally difficult to work, but glues and finishes well. Occasionally confused with Lacewood, but is generally darker and denser, commonly used in veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.
African Mahogany
African Mahogany – Pale to light brown in color, African Mahogany is easy to slice, peel and obtain a finish from. Nailing, gluing and decay resistance properties are good, although it is not as durable as South American Mahogany. Often used in furniture, cabinetwork, interior millwork, boat construction and veneer.
South American Mahogany
South American Mahogany – Salmon to dark reddish brown this recognizable wood often has a wide variance in grain properties and has excellent dimensional stability. Easy to work with machine and hand tools, prized for fine veneer and able to polish well. Strength comparable to American Elm, often used in fine furniture, cabinets, millwork, pattern woodwork, boat construction, veneers, musical instruments, paneling, carving and anything that calls for a stable but attractive wood.
Paduak
Paduak – Orange to deep brownish-red, Paduak is easy to work, turns, glues, and finishes well. Common uses include veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.
Purpleheart
Purpleheart – (AKA Amaranth) Recognizable from it’s deep purple to dark brown color, Purpleheart is a strong, heavy wood that is difficult to work with either hand or machine tools, but turns easily and responds well to glue and finishes. The unique color and properties of Purpleheart make it desirable for turnery, marquetry, cabinets, fine furniture, parquet flooring and specialty items.
Sapele
Sapele – Varying in color from dark reddish brown to American Mahogany shades, Sapele is worked fairly easily with machine tools, although difficult to plane. Finishing and gluing well, it’s used in flooring, veneers, furniture and cabinetry.
Peruvian Walnut
Peruvian Walnut – Deep chocolate brown, possibly including some long, light-colored streaks, Peruvian Walnut is fairly easy to work and glues, finishes and stains well. Commonly used in furniture, cabinetry, veneers, flooring, musical instruments and interior trim.
Zebrawood
Zebrawood – Light brown with dark, chaotic or wavy streaks (depending on the cut), Zebrawood is a durable wood, well suited for veneer, as well as handles, furniture, boatbuilding and skis.
   
 
 
 
 

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