Ash

A strong, relatively light hardwood resembling oak in grain pattern. It bends well and is used in furniture, boat building, and turning.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
#1 Com: 4/4

Basswood

Light in weight and soft, it is a favorite with wood carvers who use it for decoys. It has a clear, open grain pattern. Sometimes used with other hardwoods in cabinetry.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4, 16/4
#1 Com: 4/4

Birch

Abundant North American hardwood which is dense, strong with good shock resistance. It has a fine grain with color ranging from white sapwood to reddish heartwood. Its uses include furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors and toys.

FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Cherry

A favorite choice for fine furniture, it grows primarily in Eastern United States with major production in the Middle Atlantic States. A hard, lustrous wood, it is quite stable and machines well.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4 16/4
#1 Com: 4/4, 5/4

Mahoganies

Tropical hardwood species. South American, sometimes called "Honduras Mahogany" is very stable with a straight grain and good machining qualities. Its uses include fine furniture, architectural woodworking and boatwork.

"Philippine Mahogany" though not a true mahogany possesses some of the same qualities. Its grain is course but it, too,is quite stable and machines well. Its uses include cabinets, trim and boat construction.

Honduras - FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
Philippines - FAS: 1/2, 4/4, /54, 6/4, 8/4
FAS: 1 x 4 1 x 12

Maple (hard)

Strong, resistant to shock, it is often used for gymnasium floors, bowling alleys and in industrial applications. It has a fine grain, machines well and can be used for cabinetry, furniture and wood turning.

FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
#1 Com: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4

Red Oak

The most widely used hardwood today. Though heavy, it machines well, can be bent, has excellent nail-holding abilities and can take on almost any finish. It is used in furniture, flooring, trim and cabinetry.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
FAS: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12
#1 Com: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

White Oak

Lighter in color than its more popular relative, its heartwood is impervious to liquids and is resistant to rot. It is very hard and makes excellent flooring. Its applications include architectural millwork, paneling, furniture and boat building.

FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Poplar

An open, clear grain allows poplar to paint better than almost any other hardwood. It is often stained to look like more expensive hardwoods. It machines well and is fairly stable. It is used in cabinetry, millwork, furniture and wood turning.

FAS: 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
FAS: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12
#1 Com: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Teak

Though expensive, one of the most popular of all the exotics. Extremely dense it has a high degree of resistance to rot and is used in boat building. Its rich color and striking grain pattern make it a favorite for furniture.

FEQ: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Walnut

Preferred for fine furniture and millwork, it is a hard, strong wood with good shock resistance. It has an attractive grain, and machines and finishes well. It is often used for gun stocks.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 12/4

Willow

Primarily a southern hardwood, it is light in weight with a uniform texture. Can be dark in color and stained to look like walnut. It is often used in schools for woodworking projects.

FAS: 1/2, 4/4, 8/4
#1 Com: 1/2, 4/4

Sugar Pine

Sometimes called California pine, it is light in weight and white in color, straight grained and easily worked. Due to its stability, it is often the first choice for architectural millwork, pattern work, trim and home construction.

C-select: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
D-select: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12
Moulding Grade: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
#2 Com: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12, 8/4 x 12
#3 Com: 1 x 8 — 1 x 12, 1 x 14 — 1 x 18, 8/4 x 12

Eastern Pine

A white pine, it is easily worked and has a uniform texture. Its uses include furniture, trim, and raised panels. In the Eastern part of the United States it is the preferred pine for limited exterior use.

D&C-select: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
Finish Grade: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12
Premium Grade: 1 x 4 — 1 x 12
Furniture Grade: 1/2, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4
Standard Grade: 1/2 x 4 — 1/2 x 12, 1 x 4 — 1 x 12

Ponderosa Pine

Harder and stronger than sugar or eastern pine, it botanically belongs to the yellow pine group. However, its wood is similar to the white pines in appearance and properties. Uses include millwork, molding, trim, and fine staircases.

C-select: 1/2 x 4 — 1/2 x 12, 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12
D-select: 1/2 x 4 — 1/2 x 12, 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12
#2 Com: 1/2 x 4 — 1/2 x 12, 1 x 4 — 1 x 12, 5/4 x 4 — 5/4 x 12, 8/4 x 10
#3 Com: 1 x 12, 5/4 x 10 — 5/4 x 12

Southern Yellow Pine

Extremely strong and durable with a high shock resistance, this wood is excellent for structural purposes. It is often used in stepping and industrial flooring.

C-select: 5/4 x 12 stepping
#2 Com: 5/4 x 12 stepping


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