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Cedar and Hardwood Lumber

Wood is remarkably strong and provides good insulation from the cold. Knowing which type of lumber works best for your construction project will save you time and money. We stock lots of Cedar and Poplar, with many other species available for order.

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Cherry

Cherry is grown in the Eastern half of the U.S. It is a hard, strong, closed grain, light to red-brown wood and is easy to carve and polish.

Maple

There are 115 species of maple. Only 5 commercially important species grow in the U.S.

Poplar

Poplar lumber is cut from poplar trees which grow well and rapidly especially in the northeast part of the United States. The grain is very straight and fine. It takes stains and paints easily and creates an easy to finish smooth surface.

Red Oak

Red Oak is very durable and easy to install. It takes stains and polishes very well.

Sapele

Sapele has good durability, strength, and density, and can be used both internally and externally.

Walnut

Walnut is one of the most versatile and popular cabinet making woods. It grows in Europe, America, and Asia. Walnut is strong, hard, and durable, without being excessively heavy. It has excellent woodworking qualities and takes finishes well.

White Oak

The rings of the white oak grow close together, giving it a smooth and uniform look. It is a closed-grain wood so water does not penetrate easily.

Cedar

Several species of cedar grow in the southern United States, Central, and South America. Cedar is a knotty softwood that has a red-brown color with light streaks.

Hickory

There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important. It is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available.

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