TYPES OF WOOD WE CARRY

We sell live edge wood slabs, domestic hardwood lumber, quarter/rift sawn lumber, figured lumber, and exotic wood. Below is a list of the wood types that we typically have in stock. Unless otherwise noted, all lumber is kiln dried and made of FAS grade material.

Click on a photo to learn about a specific type of wood, including additional information, pictures, and pricing.

Domestic and Exotic Hardwood and Lumber

DOMESTIC HARDWOOD LUMBER

ALDER

Light red to brown color, resembles cherry grain, used to be called poor man’s cherry.

AROMATIC CEDAR

Red and white color, tends to be knotty, used most often for blanket chests and lining drawers.

ASH

Creamy white to light brown hardwood, strong open-pored grain, similar to Oak.

BARNWOOD

Reclaimed material, great weathered grey color, most often used for accent walls and barn doors.

BASSWOOD

Creamy white color, soft, easy to carve, used for drawers and carved objects.

BIRCH

Durable, light-colored hardwood that resembles Maple, used for all types of woodworking projects.

BUTTERNUT

Related to the walnut family, light tan in color, looks like old antique Walnut lumber, easy to carve.

CHERRY

Prized American hardwood, typically from Pennsylvania, color starts light pink and naturally ages red.

CHESTNUT

Famous hardwood that went through blight and became extinct, can be reclaimed or new stock.

CYPRESS

Sourced from southern USA, great for outdoor applications like Adirondack chairs and porch swings.

EASTERN WHITE PINE

Used in many colonial homes for paneling, floors, and furniture.

HICKORY

Hard, durable, white sapwood and brown colored heartwood, used for cabinets and flooring.

HARD MAPLE

Typically white in color, great lumber for any woodworking project, stains well to any color.

POPLAR

Great all-purpose lumber, affordable, easy to machine and router, paints well.

RED OAK

Used for all types of woodworking applications, strong open-pored grain, light red in color.

SASSAFRAS

Resembles White Oak grain in color, but lighter in weight, great aroma.

SOFT MAPLE

Resembles Hard Maple in color, but 20 percent softer, tends to be stained or painted.

WALNUT

King of American hardwoods, prized for its black color, used in all woodworking applications.

WHITE OAK

Durable, light tan in color, strong open grain, highly sought after for all applications.

QUARTER/RIFT SAWN LUMBER

CHERRY

Light red color darkens with age and exposure to sunlight, quartersawn stock creates a straight grain and a minor fleck.

HARD MAPLE

Sapwood white in color, quartersawn stock creates a straight grain with little fleck.

RED OAK

Pale red in color, quartersawn stock creates a good fleck typical of the Oak family.

SYCAMORE

Underused and appreciated American hardwood, referred to as American Lacewood, fleck can be dramatic.

WALNUT

Quartersawn walnut has straight grain with typical Walnut color, minimal to no fleck.

WHITE OAK

King of the rift and quartersawn stock, creates a great fleck, traditional choice for arts and crafts.

FIGURED LUMBER

AMBROSIA MAPLE

Maple lumber that gets a grey “ghost”-like colored streak created in the tree by a beetle.

BIRDSEYE MAPLE

Round growth bud-type figure, highly sought after for musical instruments and fine furniture.

BIRCH FLAME

Has a flame-type figure going across the width of the board, sapwood is white and heartwood can be brown to red.

CURLY CHERRY

Cherry lumber with a wave stripe figure going across the width of the board, highly prized for fine furniture.

CURLY HARD MAPLE

White sapwood with a tight stripe or curly across the width of the board, used for musical instruments.

CURLY HICKORY

Rarely available on the market in figured material, most boards have a mix of color with great curly pattern.

EURO FIGURED SYCAMORE

White in color with minimal heartwood streaks, the curly pattern resembles maple in figure.

SPALTED MAPLE

Can have a dramatic black line pattern in the log from a decaying process that is stopped with kiln drying. 

TIGER CURLY MAPLE

Curly soft maple lumber often referred to as Tiger Maple, curl pattern going across the width of the board. 

EXOTIC WOOD

AFRICAN MAHOGANY

Referred to as Khaya, grain can be straight to interlocking, good alternative to genuine Mahogany.

BLOODWOOD

Sourced from South America, deep red to slightly dark brown in color, great for color contrasting projects.

BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD

Dense, heavy and known as Morado or Santos Rosewood. Resembles East Indian rosewood.

BUBINGA

Sourced from Africa, has a deep red to brown type color, board tendS to be wide. 

CURLY MAKORE

Sourced from Africa with deep brown to red color with light sapwood, referred to as African Cherry.

GABOON EBONY

 Expensive rare lumber most often used for accents, plugs, and inlay applications.

GONCALO ALVES

Referred to as Tigerwood for its red brown color with black stripes, sourced from South Africa.

HONDURAS MAHOGANY

Prized cabinetmaking wood, used in all forms of fine furniture, referred to as genuine or Honduran Mahogany.

JATOBA

Often referred to as Brazilian Cherry, hard, heavy, durable exotic wood with rich red to brown color. 

KOA HAWAIIAN

Sourced from the Big Island of Hawaii, has great color variation and grain especially in figured versions. 

LACEWOOD

Sourced from Brazil, light brown to tan in color and resembles fish scale, great fleck.

MACASSAR EBONY

Sourced from Asia, black background color with stripes of different colors including brown and red. 

PADAUK

Sourced from Africa, can be orange to red, used in all woodworking applications.

PERUVIAN WALNUT

Sourced from Peru, known as an American Walnut due to its nature of being almost sapwood free.

PURPLEHEART

Sourced from South Africa, typically mixed with other hardwoods to create color contrasts.

SAPELE

Sourced from Africa, a member of the Mahogany family, great alternative to genuine Mahogany.

SPANISH CEDAR

Sourced from South America, primarily used for lining and building humidors, color resembles Mahogany.

TEAK

Primarily used in the boat building industry where extreme weather durability is needed. 

WENGE

Sourced from Africa, looks like black oak, strong open-pored grain with black color through the whole board. 

YELLOWHEART

Sourced from South America, referred to as Pau Amerello, good alternative to Amercian Osage Orange.

ZEBRAWOOD

Sourced from Africa, also known as Zebrano, tan with black stripes that create a unique color striping.