Lumber Stock List

Hardwood lumber is sold by the board foot and in the rough with widths and thicknesses being random. Thickness is designated in fractions. Thus, 4/4 equals 1″ in the rough and 8/4 equals 2″. We have our material surfaced down to the nearest 1/8″. A 4/4″ board is surfaced down to 7/8″and 8/4 is 1 7/8″ thick. We also have all boards ripped with one straight edge so you can run it through your table saw. 

 

We can order lumber in the rough for you but the minimum order quantity is 50 bf.

 Board Footage =
width in inches x length in feet x thickness in inches
Divided by 12
– or –
width in inches x length in inches x thickness in inches
Divided by 144
  African Mahogany 
Mahogany African

 

Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4 & 16/4

African Mahogany’s heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Quarter-sawn surfaces can also exhibit a ribbon-stripe appearance. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to coarse texture. Good natural luster with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
Alder – Superior and Knotty  
 Alder_-_Knotty-400-2

 

Stocking: Knotty Alder 4/4 & Superior Alder 8/4

Knotty Alder is graded for a high-end rustic / knotty appearance for use in doors, moulding’s and cabinets. 
Superior Alder is the top grade in Alder.  It’s primarily used for moulding’s and applications where clear faced cuttings are required
Aromatic Cedar – Eastern Red Cedar  

 

aromatic                  Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

 

Also known as Eastern Red Cedar. It has a reddish heart wood with white sap wood. Knot are common in this lumber and most are “closed” or t”tight” knots. As name suggests the wood has an aromatic smell, which makes it ideal for closets and blanket chests.
  Ash – White
Ash_Lumber

 

Stocking: 4/4, 6/4 & 8/4

White Ash is mainly used for furniture, flooring, doors, architectural millwork and moulding, kitchen cabinets, paneling, tool handles, baseball bats, hockey sticks, skis, oars and turnings. Ash machines well, is good in nailing, screwing and gluing, and can be stained to a very good finish. It dries fairly easily with minimal degrade, and there is little movement in performance. Its color runs from an off white to a golden color with well defined grain.

 

 Also Stocked in S4S: 1×2, 1×4, 1×6, 1×8 & 1×12
   Basswood
 basswood

 

Stocking: 4/4, 8/4 & 16/4

 Basswood is pale white to light brown color, with sapwood and heartwood sections not clearly defined. Growth rings tend to be subtle, and color is mostly uniform throughout the face grain of the wood. Knots and other defects are uncommon. Grain is straight, with a fine, even texture and moderate natural luster. Easy to work, being very soft and light. Perhaps one of the most suitable wood species for hand carving. Basswood also glues and finishes well, but has poor steam bending and nail holding characteristics.
   Beech
 beech-wood

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

  Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone. Grain is straight, with a fine to medium uniform texture. Moderate natural luster. Overall good workability; it machines well, and glues, finishes, and turns well. Beech also responds superbly to steam-bending. It does, however, have a large amount of movement in service, so movement and wood stability must be taken into account.
 Birch 
 silver-birch-s

 

             Special Order Only

Birch has a heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl similar to the curl found in Cherry. There is virtually no color distinction between annual growth rings, giving Birch a somewhat dull, uniform appearance. Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture. Low natural luster. Generally easy to work with hand and machine tools, though boards with wild grain can cause grain tearout during machining operations. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
  Birdseye Maple

 Birdseye_Maple

  Stocking When Available
 Birdseye Maple is a rare and mysterious characteristic found in hard maple. There have been theories as to how Birdseye maple forms, but no scientific evidence has been presented to verify the true roots of its existence. The one-of-a-kind figure is sought after in all cultures by a multitude of woodworkers, craftsman, and artists. Birdseye maple is excellent for custom pool cues, musical instruments, furniture, and small items such as jewelry boxes due to its unique and amazing figure.

 

Black Limba  
 black limba

 

Stocking: 8/4

Black Limba lumber is separated for color and sold as white (without black streaks) or black (with black streaks). The wood is relatively soft and easy to work. Medium coarse texture. Open pores require filling for a smooth surface. Often used for Musical instruments, furniture, cabinets, interiors.
   Black Palm
 Black Palm

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 2″x2″x12″

Black Palm has black fibers embedded in a lighter tan or light brown colored body. Fibers are more densely packed toward the outside of the tree trunk, becoming more and more sparse toward the center of the tree. The center core of the tree is soft and contains none of the darker vascular bundles that give the wood its characteristic look and hardness. Black Palm has a medium to fine texture, though it is by no means even or uniform on account of the contrast between the dense, darker fibers, and the soft, lighter cellulose structure of the wood. Grain is very straight, and contains no growth rings, or knots.
 Bocote 
 Bocote

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Bocote has a yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Color tends to darken with age. Also, the grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flat-sawn areas. It’s not uncommon to see many “eyes” and other figuring in Bocote: though unlike knots, they do not seem to present any special challenges in machining. Grain on most decorative pieces is usually figured in some way, and also tends to be interlocked, though pieces with plain and straight grain can also be found. Medium uniform texture and a naturally oily/waxy feel. Good natural luster. On the whole, Bocote is easily worked and machined with good results. Although Bocote has a fairly high amount of natural oils present, gluing is usually problem-free.
 Bubinga 

 bubinga

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

 Bubinga is a wood that has been used for years with success in both furnature building and in musical istruments. It is a better tonewood than it’s been given credit for. Harder and heavier than either Brazilian or Indian Rosewood, Bubinga is sometimes known as African Rosewood, although it’s not a Dalbergia. It has a medium texture with interlocking grain. It’s pinkish-mauve cast oxidizes to a nice brownish-red over time. Because of its interlocking grain, it can be like some of the more difficult Mahogany to bend. Overall. It is often highly figured.
 Canary  
 Canarywood

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Canarywood’s heartwood color can vary a fair amount, from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout. Pale yellow sapwood is sharply demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken and homogenize with age. Grain is typically straight, but can be irregular or wild on some pieces. Uniform fine to medium texture with good natural luster.
  Cherry

 Cherry

Fresh Cut

Stocking: 4/4, 8/4 & 12/4

Cherry is extremely popular with cabinetmakers and furniture makers. Cherry is easy to work, fine textured, strong and fairly durable. Highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning.Cherry becomes darker and richer with age. Colors range from reddish brown with a golden luster. Freshly cut cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red in time.

 

Darkened Cherry  

 darkened Cherry

   Cherry – Curly
 curly_cherry

 

Stocking: 4/4

Curly Cherry is not a species it just describes Cherry that has figure with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
Cocobolo

 cocobolo

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Cocobolo has variegated tones of red orange and purple with darker to black contrasting grain lines. Grain pattern often swirly and or burl like. 
Typical Width = 4″ to 7″
Typical Length = 3′ to 5′
Cocobolo lumber comes from three major areas. Each have their own unique characteristics. Most of what we have is the Mexican variety:
Mexican Cocobolo
  • Beautiful red orange with heavy black and purple lines
  • Some fully purple with orange red and black lines
  • Slow growing tight ring growth beautiful figure
  Curly – Maple

 curly-maple

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Curly Maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain—it occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. It is so called because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. Other names for this phenomenon are: tiger maple, fiddleback maple, (in reference to curly maple’s historic use for the backs and sides of violins), or flamed maple 
 Cypress
 cypress

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Cypress is often noted for its durability, Cypress is one of the most beautiful species of wood available.  Natural oils within the Cypress tree make it resistant to rot and decay which makes Cypress a good choice for exterior construction.  When milled, Cypress displays a predominantly yellow tone, with reddish, chocolate or olive hues. Although Cypress is often incorporated into exterior construction, its warm soft golden appearance makes it a popular choice for interior paneling and trim and exterior furniture.
  Gaboon Ebony
 ebony blk

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

Gaboon Ebony‘s heartwood is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. Grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. Fine even texture with very high natural luster. Most often used in musical instruments and as decorative pieces in furniture.
 Goncalo Alves
 Goncalo Alves

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Goncalo Alves also known as Tigerwood has a heartwood that is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. Color tends to darken with age. Its grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Fine, uniform texture with good natural luster.   Goncalo Alves has excellent weathering properties, and is rated as very durable regarding decay resistance. Goncalo Alves is generally not too difficult to work, despite its high density. Figured pieces with irregular grain can pose a challenge in planing and machining operations. Goncalo Alves can also have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. The wood is very resistant to moisture absorption, which can make it difficult to glue but it turns and finishes well. Often used in pistol and knife grips.
 Granadillo
 Granadillo-lumber
Stocking: 4/4
 
Granadillo is the common name most frequently applied to the quality hardwood that comes from several species within the Platymiscium genus (18 different ones in total). 
Granadillo has a reddish brown coloring that often includes blacks, violets and oranges mixed in. It is a premiere choice for both musical instruments and furniture. Granadillo turns easily and emits a caramel like scent when worked. It is also an excellent alternative to Cocobolo for those who do not want to deal with the excessive oil and potential allergic reactions that true rosewoods sometimes induce. Granadillo has typically a straight grain patterns with some irregularity, it is also known to have frequent figuring.
Genuine Mahogany : Also Known as Honduran Mahogany  
mahogany_genuine
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4 & 8/4

 

 Genuine Mahogany is also known as Honduran Mahogany. Heartwood color can vary with Honduran Mahogany, from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Grain is most often straight but can be interlocked, irregular or wavy. Texture is medium and uniform, with moderate natural luster. Rot resistance varies from moderately durable to very durable depending on density and growing conditions of the tree. (Older growth trees tend to produce darker, heavier, and more durable lumber than plantation-grown stock.)
   Hickory / Pecan: Calico Hickory
 Calico Hickory
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 
Calic Hickory is either Hickory and Pecan are so closely related that individual specimens cannot be identified with any certainty and as such it will be a mix of Hickory and Pecan.
Woodworkers are more inclined to appreciate its hardness and it is often the wood of choice for tool handles, industrial applications and more recently as a unique wood species for home decor.
Recently it has become popular as a  hardwood flooring option, and used in furniture and kitchen cabinets.
 holly
Stocking: 4/4
Holly is a domestic wood that is excellent turning, carving, and inlay. Very rare due to the slow rate of growth and small size of the trees that are harvested. Must be cut in winter to avoid blue-stain or graying of the wood. Holly ranges in color from white to ivory. Holly has a very close irregular grain with little or no dicernable figure. We have extremely limited stock of Holly and it is offered in #1 Common only due to knots and some end checking.
Jatoba
Jatoba
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4

 
 

Jatoba : Also known as Brazilian Cherry:
Jatoba yields nearly 100% perfect wood because the tree forms a long trunk that’s free of branches for 50 plus feet above the ground. The color is suggestive of classic American cherry, deep red with a decidedly wood look. The wood is hard and dense with tight closed grain.
w/ finish   Jatobafimnish100
Katlox commonly referred to as Mexican Ebony
katalox

 

Stocking: 4/4

 

Katalox : Also know as Mexican Ebony

 

Katalox is a Mexican hardwood that is dark reddish brown to nearly black, sometimes with a strong purple hue. The grain is usually straight with a slight chance of a curly or wavy piece.
Kingwood
Kingwood
Stocking: 4/4

 

Kingwood is a  rosewood with violet and light black streaks.  It comes from the Atlantic forests in Brazil.  Kingwood is often used for furniture, cabinets, instruments, and other fine projects. Available for Special Order Only.
Lacewood
Lacewood-300x
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Lacewood is pink to reddish brown, and is highly figured with a distinct small lace like pattern. Grain is straight with a fine to medium texture. Lacewood is used in making furniture, cabinetmaking, joinery, light construction, paneling, ornamental inlay, decorative uses. Excellent for turning fancy goods.
Macacauba also known as Amazon Rosewood
AmazonRosewood

 

Stocking 4/4 When Available

 

 Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes. Clearly demarcated sapwood is yellow to white. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. High natural luster. Heartwood is rated as durable to very durable regarding decay resistance, with good resistance to insect attacks as well.
Macassar Ebony
Macassar-Ebony300Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Macassar Ebony is sometimes called “Striped Ebony”  Macassar Ebony is a tight grained great sounding wood. Often used in musical instruments. Heartwood has dramatic striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes. Sharply demarcated sapwood is pale gold color. The tree grows slowly, has a very limited natural habitat, and is highly desired for the wood’s aesthetic appeal and toughness thus attributing to its price.
Machiche 
 machiche300x

 

Stocking: 4/4 
Machiche’s heartwood varies from a light brown to a darker reddish brown. Has patterns of thin, light-colored lines, somewhat similar to Padauk. Yellow sapwood is easily distinguished from heartwood.  Machiche is also occasionally available in lumber form for general woodworking purposes. 
  Mahogany : (See African or Hunduran – Genuine Mahogany
Maple:
 ambrosia maple300
Stocking: 4/4 
 Ambrosia Maple much like Spalted Maple and other forms of figured maple, Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. Ambrosia Maple is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character.
 birdseye300
Stocking: 4/4 (when available)

 

Birdseye Maple is not a separate species of Maple but rather the name for a figured grain pattern that resembles tiny swirly eyes floating in the grain. Most notable in Hard Maple. Birdseye Maple is sought after for use in veneers, furniture, and woodworking.
 curly-maple300
Stocking: 4/4 (when available)
Curly Maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain—it occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. It is so called because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. Other names for this phenomenon are: tiger maple, fiddleback maple, (in reference to curly maple’s historic use for the backs and sides of violins), or flamed maple 
 Hard_Maple300
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
 Hard Maple unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture. In tree form. Hard Maple, on the other hand, typically refers to one specific type of maple species: Acer saccharumHard Mapleis also known as Rock Maple or Sugar Maple.Hard Maple is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than all of the other species of Maple. Hard Maple (1,450 lbf Janka) is roughly twice as hard as Soft Maple (700-950 lbf Janka)

 

quiltedmaple300
Stocking: 4/4 (when available)
 Quilted Maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain—it occurs most often in soft maples, but is also seen in hard maples. It is so called because the interwoven ripples in the grain pattern create a three dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has been “quilted” along the length of the board.
 softmaple300
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4 
Soft Maple does not refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. The term Soft Maple is merely used to differentiate these species from Hard Maple. Each of these other maples species have their own characteristics regarding strength, hardness, weight, etc. But overall, they are not as hard nor as strong as Hard Maple. Hard Maple (1,450 lbf Janka) is roughly twice as hard as Soft Maple (700-950 lbf Janka)
Also Stocked in S4S: 1×2, 1×4, 1×6, 1×8 & 1×12
Mesquite – Argentinian
 mesquite Arg
Stocking: 4/4
 Argentinian Mesquite is a very stable and beautifully grained mesquite and is a great option when looking for a durable and expressive species that will lend lots of character to your furniture or cabinetry project. Mesquite is well above average in density and hardness, and is highly desirable because of its dimensional stability. It is sometimes sold as Texas Ironwood even though this species comes from South America. Mesquite is an extremely hardy, drought-tolerant tree due to its ability to draw water from the water table through its long taproot, some of which have been recorded at up to 190 ft in depth. Argentine Mesquite trees tend to grow more vertical than other mesquite trees leading to nice long straight material. The color is slightly browner than Texas Mesquite and there is virtually no wind checks, sap wood or bark inclusions  to contend with.

 

Mesquite – Texas

 Mesquite

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Texas Mesquite varies in color from a reddish hue to a golden hue.  Texas Mesquite is well above average in density and hardness, and is highly desirable because of its dimensional stability and color. It is sometimes sold as Texas Ironwood. Texas mesquite will show wind checks, crack bark inclusions and a cream colored sap wood. These are often stabilized with epoxy and left in the project as character. 
Padauk
Padauk300

 

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Padauk has a heartwood thats color can vary from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown (some lighter pieces age to a grayish. Padauk has a very unique reddish orange coloration, and the wood is sometimes referred to by the name Vermillion. Unfortunately, this dramatic color is inevitably darkened to a deep reddish brown color. 

UV-inhibiting finishes may prolong, but not prevent the gradual color-shift of this brightly colored wood.

Padauk is moderately heavy, strong, and stiff, with exceptional stability. It’s a popular hardwood among hobbyist woodworkers because of its unique color and low cost.

Padauk is perhaps the most frequently misspelled (and mispronounced) wood species, with Padouk, Paduk, and Paduak being common misspellings. The most common pronunciation is pah-DUKE.

Pecan
pecan

 

Stocking: 4/4
 Pecan’s heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue; sapwood is a paler yellowish brown. Pecan has slightly lower strength values than some of the other species of Hickory, but it is still among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. The wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is important. As the common name implies, Carya illinoinensis is the tree responsible for producing Pecan nuts commonly used in snacks and cooking recipes, and is the state tree of Texas.
Peruvian Walnut (Nogal)
 Peruvian Walnut300

 

Stocking: 4/4

Peruvian Walnut is also known as Nogal. Its heartwood tends to be darker than temperate walnut species, with a deep chocolate brown color, sometimes with a purplish hue. May also contain streaks of lighter-colored wood mixed throughout the heartwood, which can sometimes be extensive. Grain figuring such as curl seems to be much less common than other walnut species.Commonly used in furniture, cabinetry, veneers, flooring, musical instruments, and interior trim. The term name Peruvian Walnut is widely used even though the wood may not technically come from Peru. The name Nogal is also used on occasion, and is the Spanish word for Walnut.
Plantation Teak

 plantation Teak300

Stocking: 4/4 When Available
 Teak lumber is characterized by its density, durability, strength and alluring honey-gold wood grain. It’s also uniquely water-resistant and resistant to pests such as termites, mold and mildew. Plantation Teak  it has all the same qualities of old growth Burmese Teak is a little lighter in color  and strength and requires a little more maintenance due to its earlier harvesting but on the other hand it is more environmentally friendly.
Ponderosa Pine Blue Buggy
Pondorosa Pine
Stocking: 1×12
 This beautiful character wood is highly prized for its distinctive coloration, the result of a fungus infection carried in the mouth of the Mountain Pine Beetle.
Poplar
 Poplar300

 

Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
Poplar is a domestic hardwood species that is rarely ever used for its appearance or beauty. In most cases Poplar Wood Lumber is used as a utility hardwood. Poplar Wood lumber is also a good paint grade hardwood. Although Poplar Wood is considered to be a hardwood, it is actually softer than pine. Its color is light cream to yellowish brown in color with streaks of gray, purple and/or green. Poplar Wood grain is typically straight and uniform with a medium texture and low luster. 
Purpleheart

 Purple Heartpng300

Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a  dull grayish/purplish brown.When exposed to sunlight the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood. The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural luster. In addition to its coloration, Purpleheart has excellent strength properties, and can be used in applications where strength is important—a wood for both form and function.
Red Oak
redoak300

 

Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
S4S 1×2, 1×4, 1×6, 1×8 & 1×12
The Appalachian Red Oak is harvested from many different regions of the Appalachians dependent on the thickness of the lumber. Appalachin Hardwood has f better texture, tighter grain pattern, and better color than lumber harvested further south. Red Oak is probably the most commercially important lumber in the United States due to its abundant quantity and reasonable cost. Red Oak has developed a reputation as a high quality material. Red Oak is a open grain hardwood with a pleasing grain pattern. The heartwood varies in color from a wheat color to light pink to a reddish brown color. The sapwood is usually a manila color varying to light gray to a bluish gray color. Red Oak takes a finish very well and machines well. 
Redheart
 redheartpng300
Stocking: 4/4
Redheart has a closed grain that allows this Central American hardwood to machine easily & finish well. The unique brilliant red color with black undertones is unusual and unmatched in other exotic hardwoods. Redheart is also known as Chakte Koke. For best results in finishing, please use a UV inhibitor as the wood turns honey/brown when exposed to sunlight. Redheart is also a great turning wood.
Red Palm
Red_Palmlumber300

 

Stocking: 4/4
 Red Palm is an interesting exotic woods that come from the outer hardened area of a type of palm tree that is found in Australia and Southeast Asia. The wood is hard, dense and extremely durable but not heavy. While the wood is called black or red, it actually has black or red flecks in a streaked pattern on a light or deep tan background. The distinctive end grain has a extremely interesting speckled appearance.
Red Zebrawood
 redzebrawood300

 

           Stocking: 4/4
 Red Zebra Wood grows in equatorial West Africa in Cameroon, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Congo and Zaire. Red Zebrawood looks like a hybrid cross of Zebrawood and Bubinga. It has the beautiful reds of Bubinga with the striking stripes of Zebra in one species! Sapwood is whitish pink with heartwood ranging from red to brown with purple veins. 
Rosewood
 eastindian Rosewood300
Stocking: 4/4
East Indian Rosewood has  good dimensional stability, this Rosewood has a dark color with a straight grain – which makes this a rather easy wood to work with. It’s dense and tight grained, easy to finish. East Indian Rosewood color is Dark purple to dark brown with black lines. East Indian Rosewood is often used in cabinetmaking, marquetry, musical instruments, tool handles, some furniture.
 Guatrose300

 

Stocking: 4/4
(when availlable)
Guatemalan Rosewood is a true rosewood from equatorial America.This species is also known as Nicaraguan or Panama rosewood and Granadillo. This is a little known species that is used for fancy boxes, marimbas, guitars, ukuleles, and other high end applications. The wood has a bright ringing tap tone with good sustain. The wood works easily and has iridescent shimmer in quarter-sawn stock. Colors are usually an even brown with a hint of red or dark stripes in some boards. 
Also See: 
Macacauba also known as Amazon Rosewood
Sapelle
Sapelle300
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Sapelle’s heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quarter-sawn boards. It is often used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany
 
Shedua
shedua300
Stocking: 4/4
 Shedua is an exotic wood from Africa – Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria. Shedua has many names with the most popular being Shedua, Ovangkol, Mozambique and “African Walnut”. It is a superior hardwood lumber from Central West Africa, with a lively brown heartwood color and is very dense. The trees are not as large as other species from this region- a three foot diameter log is rare.
*Fine veneers and lumber
*Musical instruments
*Fine furniture
  
Sitka Spruce
 Sitka Spruce300
Stocking: 1×6 & 1×12
Sitka Spruce ranges in color from cream/white to yellow; heartwood can also exhibit a subtle pinkish red hue in some instances. Sapwood not clearly demarcated from heartwood. Uses include lumber, boxes/crates, furniture, millwork, aircraft components, musical instrument soundboards, boatbuilding (masts and spars), wind turbine blades, and virtually any application where a wood material with a good strength-to-weight ratio is needed.
Spanish Cedar
 spanish-cedar300
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Spanish Cedar is often the wood of choice by many due to its distinctive fragrance. Our Spanish Cedar is extremely stable, durable, and decay resistant. The heartwood of Spanish Cedar can range from pinkish to reddish brown and often darkens with age. The sapwood is white and may have a pinkish tint.
Swamp Ash
SwampAsh300
Stocking: 8/4 When Available
 Popular in the 1950’s for guitar bodies, Swamp Ash originates from the Southern parts of America, from trees whose root systems are under water. This wood is lightweight and porous. Its color is light with pronounced dark brown grain patterns which makes it ideal for transparent finishes. Popular with country, blues, rock and metal players alike, Swamp Ash is highly resonant and offers a nice balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange. Sorted for 3 lbs or less per board foot.
Sycamore
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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4 
This is one of our locally grown North American species. Sycamore produces beautiful quarter sawn lumber in a color range from light tan to an orange brown.
*Beautiful under appreciated domestic timber
*Good for high-end furniture and cabinetry
*Has become more appreciated as a tonewood
*Displays a lace pattern on the quarter
Teak – Burmese (Genuine)
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Stocking: 4/4, 6/4 & 8/4 
Teak Wood also known as Burma Teak. It is almost always dark golden-yellow. It turns to a rich brown with darker, deep brown markings as it ages. The sapwood is white to pale yellow. Teak is has an oily, greasy feel to the touch.
Teak Lumber is a hard, medium-density wood that is strong and durable. It is durable and resistant to termites and fungi.
The typical use of Teak Wood is ship and boatbuilding, decking and outdoor furniture. It is also used for veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving and turnings.
Tulipwood
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Stocking: 4/4 When Available
Tulipwood is an exotic wood native to the tropical region of South America, mainly Brazil. It is a hard and heavy wood, with a rather fine texture. The sapwood is a solid yellow color, while the heartwood color ranges from a pink to a darker red, with a straw colored background. Tulipwood is excellent for wood turning, as well as knife handles, furniture, and cabinets. It is a lustrous wood, has excellent polishing qualities, and glues well.
Walnut
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Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
 
Black Walnut, also known as American Walnut, and walnut is one of the finest North American lumber species. Along with mahogany and cherry, walnut set the standard for early American furniture. The trunks grow straight and clear and yield a high percentage of FAS lumber. The texture of walnut lumber is peaceful, the grain can usually be worked from either direction and it takes a rich finish. Due to over harvesting the availability of high quality walnut has diminished and the grading standards are more relaxed for this specie. A FAS board only has to be about 67% clear of defects while most species need to be 84% usable.
Most walnut lumber is steamed right after it is sawn. This darkens the sapwood by pulling the browns from the heartwood, basically homogenizing the color of the board. We do not steam our black walnut, leaving all of the beautiful browns, golds and purples to tell their stories.
 
Wenge
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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 Wenge is an exotic wood with a natural growth range of the species is reported to be the open forests of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, the southern regions of Tanzania, and Mozambique. It is also found in the swampy forests of the Congo region. Wenge is reported to be a suitable substitute for Hickory for the production of sporting goods. It is moderately hard and resistant to wearing and marring. Strength qualities in compression parallel to grain are exceptionally high.
Western Red Cedar
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Stocking:  S4S 1×4, 1×6 & 1×8
 
 Other common names: red cedar, cypress, oregon cedar,giant cedar. Known for its extremely fine and even grain, its flexibility and strength in proportion to its weight, Western Red Cedar is a species of wood whose lumber can be used in a variety of ways. Western Red Cedar is renowned for its high impermeability to liquids and its natural phenol preservatives, which make it ideally suited for exterior use and interior use where humidity is high.
The cellular composition of cedar, millions of tiny air-filled cells per cubic inch, provides a high degree of thermal insulation, approx. 1 R/inch. Old Growth Western Red Cedars’ slow growth, dense fiber and natural oily extractives are responsible for its decay resistance and its rich coloring, which ranges from a light milky straw color in the sapwood to a vanilla-chocolate in the heartwood. Second growth is different. It is a stable wood that seasons easily and quickly, with a very low shrinkage factor. It is free of pitch and has excellent finishing qualities.
White Limba
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Stocking: 8/4 When Available
 White Limba is also known in the guitar trade as Korina. This is a fairly lightweight, light-colored wood from West Africa with excellent tonal qualities. Occasional logs have a dark colored heart which produces what we call Black Limba.
White Oak
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Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
White Oak has a finer texture than Red Oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities. White Oak is commonly used in furniture, outdoor projects, patio furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, fences, indoor millwork, moldings, veneer, desks, baseboard.
White Oak: Quarter-Sawn
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 White Oak has a finer texture than the more popular Red Oak. Quarter sawn white oak displays dramatic medullar figure called flake or fleck, and you’ll see this used in antiques, mission style furniture, Greene and Greene furniture, and more. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
White Pine – Furniture Grade
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Stocking: 8/4 & S4S 1×12
New growth white pine  is still a good soft wood and is used for unpainted furniture, flooring, paneling, and moldings.
*Tight grained soft wood
*Good for carving
*Tight red knots
*Good paint grade lumber
Yellowheart
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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Yellowheart, an exotic wood also called Pau Amarello. Pau Amarello trees are found almost exclusively in the State of Para, Brazil. Dust from pau amarello or yellowheart can cause skin rashes so take proper care if you have a sensitivity. Yellowheartis one of the few “colored” woods that holds its color well. In fact, Yellowheart gets slighty more Golden as it ages.
Zebrawood
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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 Zebrawood is an exotic wood native to the Western African countries of Cameroon and Gabon. It is a hard wood, with a medium to coarse texture. The Zebra-like appearance is due to the light colored sapwood in contrast with the dark colored grain. Zebrawood is excellent for wood turning, veneer, furniture, pens, and knife handles. It works and finishes fairly, and has good gluing properties.
Zircote
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Stocking: 4/8 & 8/4

 

 Ziricote-is the most dramatic member of the Cordia genus, which grows throughout Central and tropical South America. The heartwood is dull brown with irregular dark brown and black streaking, and the sapwood is creamy white to light golden tan. Ziricote’s grain is generally straight, and its texture is medium to coarse. Good for steam bending and easily worked with machine and hand tools, ziricote has only a slight blunting effect on cutting edges. It takes a smooth finish, polishes well, and holds screws and nails well. Long used by natives for decorative craft objects, ziricote is also used for boat decking, turnings, interior joinery, furniture, cabinets and other light construction.