TYPES OF WOOD WE CARRY

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.

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DOMESTIC HARDWOOD LUMBER

ALDER

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

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AROMATIC CEDAR

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

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ASH

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

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BARNWOOD

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

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BASSWOOD

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

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BIRCH

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

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BUTTERNUT

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

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CHERRY

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

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CHESTNUT

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

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CYPRESS

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

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EASTERN WHITE PINE

Eastern White Pine is used in many colonial homes for paneling, floors, and furniture.

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HICKORY

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

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HARD MAPLE

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

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POPLAR

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

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RED OAK

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

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SASSAFRAS

Resembles white oak grain in color, but lighter in weight, great aroma.

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SOFT MAPLE

Resembles hard maple in color, but 20 percent softer, tends to be stained or painted.

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WALNUT

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

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WHITE OAK

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

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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.

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HARD MAPLE

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

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RED OAK

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

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SYCAMORE

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

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WALNUT

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

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WHITE OAK

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

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FIGURED LUMBER

AMBROSIA MAPLE

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

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BIRDSEYE MAPLE

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

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BIRCH FLAME

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

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CURLY CHERRY

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

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CURLY HARD MAPLE

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

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CURLY HICKORY

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

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EURO FIGURED SYCAMORE

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

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SPALTED MAPLE

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

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TIGER CURLY MAPLE

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

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EXOTIC WOOD

AFRICAN MAHOGANY

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

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BLOODWOOD

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

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BOLIVIAN ROSEWOOD

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

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BUBINGA

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

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CURLY MAKORE

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

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GABOON EBONY

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

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GONCALO ALVES

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

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HONDURAS MAHOGANY

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

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JATOBA

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

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KOA HAWAIIAN

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

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LACEWOOD

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

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MACASSAR EBONY

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

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PADAUK

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

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PERUVIAN WALNUT

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

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PURPLEHEART

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

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SAPELE

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

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SPANISH CEDAR

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

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TEAK

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

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WENGE

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

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YELLOWHEART

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

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ZEBRAWOOD

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

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