|We concentrate on six varieties of Premium Northern Hardwood Lumber: Red Maple, Ash, Cherry, Hard (Sugar) Maple, Red Oak and White Oak in a variety of grades and
thickness. We also offer resale logs such as Basswood, Hickory, Poplar, Birch and Walnut. If you’re looking for wood by-product we have a large inventory of mulch, chips, pallet lumber, blocks and hemlock. Additionally, we have available High-Quality Veneer grade for purchase.
heartwood is a light to medium brown color.
Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak. The
grain is almost always straight and regular.
White Ash has excellent shock resistance.
It is one of the most commonly used hardwoods for
tool handles in North America—particularly in shovels and
hammers where toughness and impact resistance is important.
white to light brown color.
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. Basswood is an ideal wood for many
woodcarvers. Its soft, fine, even texture make it easy to
work with, while its pale, inconspicuous color doesn’t
detract from the carved patterns of the finished product
(which also makes it easier to paint and color).
tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white
is virtually no color distinction between annual growth
rings, giving Birch a uniform appearance.
Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a
fine, even texture. Birch
is one of the most widely used woods for veneer and plywood
worldwide. Birch veneer is also used for doors, furniture,
is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a
medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to
light. The grain
is usually straight and easy to work.
Has a fine, even texture.
Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around
woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and
machines well. Typically
used for cabinetry, fine furniture, and flooring.
Black Cherry develops a rich reddish-brown patina as
it ages that’s frequently imitated with wood stains on
tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue;
sapwood is a paler yellowish brown. Boards with contrasting
heartwood and sapwood create a somewhat rustic appearance
that’s sometimes marketed as Calico Hickory.
Grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy,
with a medium texture. Hickory
is among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the
United States. The
wood is commonly used where strength or shock-resistance is
uses include Tool
handles, ladder rungs, wheel spokes, flooring, etc.
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.
Hard Maple is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser
than all of the other species of maple available in lumber
uses include flooring (from basketball courts and
dance-floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer,
paper (pulpwood), musical instruments, cutting boards,
butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned
objects and specialty wood items.
color ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish
brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Grain
is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even
texture. The growth rings tend to be lighter and less
distinct in Soft
than in Hard
It is easy to work with both hand and machine tools.
Commonly used for veneer, paper (pulpwood), boxes,
is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast.
Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.
Produces good results with hand and machine tools.
Abundant availability in a good range of widths and
for cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, and
the most popular hardwood in the United States, Red Oak is a
ubiquitous sight in many homes. Even many vinyl/imitation
wood surfaces are printed to look like Red Oak. Hard,
strong, and moderately priced, Red Oak presents an
exceptional value which explains why it is so widely used in
cabinet and furniture making.
is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast.
Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply
demarcated from the heartwood.
Produces good results with hand and machine tools.
White Oak is strong, beautiful, rot-resistant,
easy-to-work, and economical, representing an exceptional
value to woodworkers. Most likely why the wood is so widely
used in cabinet and furniture making.
is light cream to yellowish brown.
Poplar typically has a straight, uniform grain, with
a medium texture. Among
the most economical and inexpensive of all domestic
typically used for pallets, crates, upholstered furniture
frames, paper (pulpwood), and plywood.
Poplar is one of the most common utility hardwoods in
the United States.
can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate
brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a
grey, purple, or reddish cast.
Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular.
It is rated very durable in terms of decay
would be hard to overstate Black Walnut’s popularity among
woodworkers in the United States. Its cooperative working
characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts
the wood in a class by itself among temperate-zone
hardwoods. To cap it off, the wood also has good dimensional
stability, shock resistance, and strength properties.