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lumber in store

Hardwood Lumber

Come browse our hardwood supply! Aside from our local softwoods, we offer over 20 different species of hardwoods. We have one of the largest and most varied hardwood inventories for miles around! From Ash to Zebrawood, there is sure to be something special for your wood project.

Here are some of the hardwood species in our inventory:

  • African Mahogany
  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Basswood
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Bubinga
  • Cherry
  • Hickory (Pecan)
  • Lacewood
  • Maple
  • Oak (Red & White)
  • Padauk
  • Poplar
  • Purple Heart
  • Sapele
  • Walnut (Black)
  • Wenge
  • Zebrawood

Interior Trim

We offer a variety of profiles for sale in your choice of either local species or hardwoods, as well as custom profiling to match your existing profile.

Our Leadermac 6-head planer/moulder is capable of many different profiles, call us for a quote on your special project!

dead trees behind lake

Blued Pine

Blued Pine is any one of several species of pine, which have been affected with a fungus Grosmannia clavigera which turns part or all of the surrounding wood fiber blue. Blued pine is not a specie in itself. It is also marketed under the name blue denim pine, or buckshot pine (named after the beetle holes also found in dead pine). Ponderosa pine has the most reliable bluing patterns. Trees that have died and blued standing have the most beautiful stain.

Blued pine makes beautiful paneling, bar tops, and furniture. We handle mostly blued ponderosa, buying dead standing trees from local loggers. Blued pine traditionally is considered a defect by the timber industry; however, there is a small market for it as a specialty wood.

pine trees in meadow

Ponderosa Pine

Ponderosa Pine (pinus ponderosa) also goes by the names Bull Pine, Blackjack Pine, and when grown in the right conditions, Western Yellow Pine. Western Yellow Pine has fewer growth rings per inch, thinner, yellowish bark, and tends toward less limbs in the lower sections of the trunk. It is the same specie, however. Ponderosa Pine got its name from the fact that it is very heavy when green. This specie has a tremendous ability to pull water from very deep down, allowing it to thrive in dry climates. It is often found in abundance along dry, sandy ridges where other species do not do as well. Because of this ability, ponderosa logs and green lumber are very heavy, having a much higher moisture content than other species. When dry, however, it is quite stable, and no heavier than the other pine species.