Alder has a hardness of 3 on a 1 to 5 scale and light weight for a hardwood. Alder has a fine texture with relatively good impact resistance. Heartwood pale roseate, sapwood is lighter. Alder figure is similar to birch and easy to work with and has very good staining and finishing characteristics. We stock 4/5 6/5 Rustic Alder with random width and lengths in #1 Com grade.
Poplar is one of the less expensive hardwoods. It's also fairly soft (1 in hardness on a scale of 1 to 5), which makes it easy to work with. Poplar has a white color with some green or brown streaks in the heartwood. Because poplar is not the most beautiful wood, it's rarely used in fine furniture and if it is, it's almost always painted. Poplar can be a good choice for draws (where it won't be seen) because it is stable and inexpensive. You can find poplar local home centers. We stock 4/4 Poplar with random width and lengths in FAS, and Premium grades.
With a hardness of about 4 on a 1 to 5 scale, walnut is a rich brown wood that's easy to work with. Unfortunately, walnut is somewhat expensive (usually $8.00 a board foot) and finding large boards for big projects is getting difficult. In spite of this, walnut is still a great wood to work with and lends itself nicely for use as accents and inlays to dress up a project.You won't find walnut at your local home center. We stock 4/4, 5/4, 8/8, with random widths and length in #1 Com, Select, FAS, and Premium grades.
Cherry is a very popular and all-around great wood: easy to work with, stains and finishes well with just oil, and ages beautifully. Cherry's heartwood has a reddish-brown color to it and the sapwood is almost white. Cherry has a hardness of 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. This is a very common wood for furniture making and is available from sustainably-grown forest. You won't find cherry at your local home center Because it's in demand, cherry is getting somewhat expensive compared to other domestic hardwoods, such as oak and maple. We stock 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, with random widths and length in #1 COM, Select, FAS, and Premium grades.
Hickory come in two species White and Brown with a hardness of about 4 on a 1 to 5 scale, hickory color varies by species, but all species are very heavy, hard elastic and strong. Toughest and strongest American wood in common use. Machines, burns and steam-bends well Heartwood light reddish- brown, sapwood white. We stock both white and brown hickory in 4/4, 5/4, with random widths and length in #1 Com FAS, and Premium grades.
WHITE OAK QS
Oak is one of the most used woods for furniture. Available in two types red and white oak is strong (hardness of about 4 on a scale of 1 to 5) and easy to work with. White oak is preferred for furniture-making because it has a more attractive figure than red oak (white oak is also resistant to moisture and can be used on outdoor furniture).
Ambrosia maple, soft maple has the hardness 0f 3 0n a 1 to 5 scale, All soft maples are closed-grained, with excellent turning and shaping characteristics: heartwood is pale reddish-brown, sometimes variegated with pale colors sapwood is nearly white. This soft maple has been infected by the ambrosia beetle exhibits a streak appearance known as ambrosia or ghost maple. We stock 4/4, 8/4 with random widths and length in #1 Com, FAS, Premium grades.
Ash is a white-to-pal brown colored wood with a straight grain. It's pretty easy to work with (hardness of 4 on a scale 1 to 5) and takes stain quite nicely, but ash is getting harder to fine. You won't find ash at your local home center. Ash is a good substitute of white oak.
Bubinga is a beautiful dense hardwood with a rose-colored background and darker purple striping. Turns well and takes a high polish. (grown in Africa)
Bloodwood is a medium to hard wood with red-crimson color and tight straight interlocking grain. Excellent for turning, (grown in South America)
Goncalo Alves is commonly referred to as “Tigerwood” or “Brazilian Tigerwood” among flooring dealers. The wood has superb stiffness, strength, hardness, and durability. Common uses include Flooring, veneers, furniture, cabinetry, carving, turned objects, and other small wood specialty objects such as: pool cues, archery bows, knife handles, etc.
Leopardwood is commonly light pink with a silvery sheen and exhibits a small flaky grain due to large rays. Works very well. (grown in Central and South America)
More commonly referred to as Slippery Elm in tree form (so named for its gelatinous inner bark), Ulmus rubra is typically called Red Elm in most woodworking applications, in reference to its reddish heartwood. Common uses include boxes, baskets, furniture, hockey sticks, veneer, wood pulp, and papermaking.
BIRDS EYE MAPLE
Maple comes in two varieties: hard and soft. Both varieties are harder than many other woods; hard maple is so hard (a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5) that it's difficult to work with. Soft maple on the other hand, is relatively easy to work with. Because of their fine, straight grain, both varieties are more stable than many other woods. They also tend to be less expensive than other hardwoods You won't find maple at your local home center. We stock 4/4, 5/4. 8/4, with random widths and length in #1 Com, Select, FAS, and Premium grades.
Baldcypress is in the Cupressaceæ family, which includes many decay resistant woods (including cedars), and the wood is a popular choice in exterior construction applications where decay resistance is needed. Common uses include exterior construction, docks, boat building, interior trim, and veneer.
Medium to hard wood heartwood is deep orange-red that will age to a deep orange-brown. Moderate coarse grain texture with straight to interlocking gain patterns. Turns well. (grown in West Africa)
Sycamore is moderately soft with a hardness of 2 on a scale of 1 to 5 but strong. Excellent turning and shaping stock characteristics, but can be rather unstable in use due to shrinkage. Quarter-sawn stock is more stable and displays an attractive ray flecked figure. Sycamore is pale, reddish-brown in color, sometime nearly pink. We stock quarter-sawn Sycamore in 4/4 with random width and lengths in #1 Com, FAS, Premium grades.
Purple Heart medium to hard wood with tight, fairly straight grain with moderate to coarse texture. Bright purple when cut, darkens to brownish-purple with exposure. (grown in Central and South America)
RIFT RED OAK
Sassafras is fairly soft, with long and rather stringy fibers (1 in hardness on a scale of 1 to 5), which makes it easy to work with. Light weight, coarse texture, but rather straight grained: Figure resembles ash and chestnut. Color is light brown or tan, sometimes with yellow-green cast: sapwood creamy white. Pleasant spicy scent. Easily machined, but brittle. Splits easily. Grain may lift in hand tool operations. We currently Stock Sassafras in 4/4, with random widths and length in #1 Com, FAS and Premium grades.
Comprised of a handful of species from the Khaya genus, all of which are native to Africa. Sometimes lacks the deeper reddish brown color that is common for true mahogany. Common uses include Veneer, plywood, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding, and interior trim.
One of today’s most prized lumbers for its outstanding color and figure, Cocobola is great for fine furniture, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty objects due to its extreme hardness and durability.
Although it’s widely named “Brazilian Cherry,” (mostly among flooring sellers), it bears little relation to the domestic Cherry that is found in the US, except perhaps that its natural color closely matches the common stained color of domestic Cherry that has been aged/stained reddish-brown as seen on some interior furniture. Jatoba is exceptionally stiff, strong, and hard—representing a great value for woodworkers seeking high-strength, low-cost lumber.
Osage Orange has a relatively low modulus of elasticity compared to its weight and modulus of rupture which helps explain why it is sometimes used for archery bows. The wood is also very stable, with little seasonal/environmental movement. Common uses include Fence posts, dye, archery bows, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty wood items.
Shedua is prized of it's curly figure when quarter-sawn, displaying a wide range of colors from golden brown to dark brown with black stripes. (grown in Africa)
Sapele wood is reddish-brown in color. The wood grain changes direction often, the texture of the grain is very fine. (grown in Africa)
Teak wood is strong stable wood with good grain and texture. The heartwood is brown to dark gold in color. (grown in Southeast Asia)
Wenge is a heavy and hard and dimensionally stability. Very dark in color with a disinvite figure and a strong pattern. The color can contrast when mixed with a lighter wood.
Very durable against decay and most insect attacks Yellow heart is a durable wood most commonly used in carving, boatbuilding, siding, flooring, decking, outdoor furniture, musical instruments (flutes, soundboards on guitars), boxes and chests, and various utility/construction applications.
Zebrawood medium to heavy hardwood with possible coarse to very coarse grain texture depending on how it is cut. Light tan to golden yellow with streaks of dark brown to back. (grown in Africa)
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