Lumber Stock List S – Z

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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Sapelle’s heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quarter-sawn boards. It is often used as a substitute for Genuine Mahogany
Stocking: 4/4
 Shedua is an exotic wood from Africa – Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria. Shedua has many names with the most popular being Shedua, Ovangkol, Mozambique and “African Walnut”. It is a superior hardwood lumber from Central West Africa, with a lively brown heartwood color and is very dense. The trees are not as large as other species from this region- a three foot diameter log is rare.
*Fine veneers and lumber
*Musical instruments
*Fine furniture
Sitka Spruce
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Stocking: 1×6 & 1×12
Sitka Spruce ranges in color from cream/white to yellow; heartwood can also exhibit a subtle pinkish red hue in some instances. Sapwood not clearly demarcated from heartwood. Uses include lumber, boxes/crates, furniture, millwork, aircraft components, musical instrument soundboards, boatbuilding (masts and spars), wind turbine blades, and virtually any application where a wood material with a good strength-to-weight ratio is needed.
Spanish Cedar
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Spanish Cedar is often the wood of choice by many due to its distinctive fragrance. Our Spanish Cedar is extremely stable, durable, and decay resistant. The heartwood of Spanish Cedar can range from pinkish to reddish brown and often darkens with age. The sapwood is white and may have a pinkish tint.
Swamp Ash
Stocking: 8/4 When Available
 Popular in the 1950’s for guitar bodies, Swamp Ash originates from the Southern parts of America, from trees whose root systems are under water. This wood is lightweight and porous. Its color is light with pronounced dark brown grain patterns which makes it ideal for transparent finishes. Popular with country, blues, rock and metal players alike, Swamp Ash is highly resonant and offers a nice balance of pleasant highs, firm lows, and a slightly scooped midrange. Sorted for 3 lbs or less per board foot.
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4 
This is one of our locally grown North American species. Sycamore produces beautiful quarter sawn lumber in a color range from light tan to an orange brown.
*Beautiful under appreciated domestic timber
*Good for high-end furniture and cabinetry
*Has become more appreciated as a tonewood
*Displays a lace pattern on the quarter
Teak – Burmese (Genuine)
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4 & 8/4 
Teak Wood also known as Burma Teak. It is almost always dark golden-yellow. It turns to a rich brown with darker, deep brown markings as it ages. The sapwood is white to pale yellow. Teak is has an oily, greasy feel to the touch.
Teak Lumber is a hard, medium-density wood that is strong and durable. It is durable and resistant to termites and fungi.
The typical use of Teak Wood is ship and boatbuilding, decking and outdoor furniture. It is also used for veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving and turnings.
Stocking: 4/4 When Available
Tulipwood is an exotic wood native to the tropical region of South America, mainly Brazil. It is a hard and heavy wood, with a rather fine texture. The sapwood is a solid yellow color, while the heartwood color ranges from a pink to a darker red, with a straw colored background. Tulipwood is excellent for wood turning, as well as knife handles, furniture, and cabinets. It is a lustrous wood, has excellent polishing qualities, and glues well.
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
Black Walnut, also known as American Walnut, and walnut is one of the finest North American lumber species. Along with mahogany and cherry, walnut set the standard for early American furniture. The trunks grow straight and clear and yield a high percentage of FAS lumber. The texture of walnut lumber is peaceful, the grain can usually be worked from either direction and it takes a rich finish. Due to over harvesting the availability of high quality walnut has diminished and the grading standards are more relaxed for this specie. A FAS board only has to be about 67% clear of defects while most species need to be 84% usable.
Most walnut lumber is steamed right after it is sawn. This darkens the sapwood by pulling the browns from the heartwood, basically homogenizing the color of the board. We do not steam our black walnut, leaving all of the beautiful browns, golds and purples to tell their stories.
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 Wenge is an exotic wood with a natural growth range of the species is reported to be the open forests of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, the southern regions of Tanzania, and Mozambique. It is also found in the swampy forests of the Congo region. Wenge is reported to be a suitable substitute for Hickory for the production of sporting goods. It is moderately hard and resistant to wearing and marring. Strength qualities in compression parallel to grain are exceptionally high.
Western Red Cedar
Stocking:  S4S 1×4, 1×6 & 1×8
 Other common names: red cedar, cypress, oregon cedar,giant cedar. Known for its extremely fine and even grain, its flexibility and strength in proportion to its weight, Western Red Cedar is a species of wood whose lumber can be used in a variety of ways. Western Red Cedar is renowned for its high impermeability to liquids and its natural phenol preservatives, which make it ideally suited for exterior use and interior use where humidity is high.
The cellular composition of cedar, millions of tiny air-filled cells per cubic inch, provides a high degree of thermal insulation, approx. 1 R/inch. Old Growth Western Red Cedars’ slow growth, dense fiber and natural oily extractives are responsible for its decay resistance and its rich coloring, which ranges from a light milky straw color in the sapwood to a vanilla-chocolate in the heartwood. Second growth is different. It is a stable wood that seasons easily and quickly, with a very low shrinkage factor. It is free of pitch and has excellent finishing qualities.
White Limba
Stocking: 8/4 When Available
 White Limba is also known in the guitar trade as Korina. This is a fairly lightweight, light-colored wood from West Africa with excellent tonal qualities. Occasional logs have a dark colored heart which produces what we call Black Limba.
White Oak
Stocking: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4 & 12/4
White Oak has a finer texture than Red Oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities. White Oak is commonly used in furniture, outdoor projects, patio furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, fences, indoor millwork, moldings, veneer, desks, baseboard.
White Oak: Quarter-Sawn
 White Oak has a finer texture than the more popular Red Oak. Quarter sawn white oak displays dramatic medullar figure called flake or fleck, and you’ll see this used in antiques, mission style furniture, Greene and Greene furniture, and more. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
White Pine – Furniture Grade

Stocking: 8/4 & S4S 1×12
New growth white pine  is still a good soft wood and is used for unpainted furniture, flooring, paneling, and moldings.
*Tight grained soft wood
*Good for carving
*Tight red knots
*Good paint grade lumber
Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
Yellowheart, an exotic wood also called Pau Amarello. Pau Amarello trees are found almost exclusively in the State of Para, Brazil. Dust from pau amarello or yellowheart can cause skin rashes so take proper care if you have a sensitivity. Yellowheartis one of the few “colored” woods that holds its color well. In fact, Yellowheart gets slighty more Golden as it ages.
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Stocking: 4/4 & 8/4
 Zebrawood is an exotic wood native to the Western African countries of Cameroon and Gabon. It is a hard wood, with a medium to coarse texture. The Zebra-like appearance is due to the light colored sapwood in contrast with the dark colored grain. Zebrawood is excellent for wood turning, veneer, furniture, pens, and knife handles. It works and finishes fairly, and has good gluing properties.
Stocking: 4/8 & 8/4


 Ziricote-is the most dramatic member of the Cordia genus, which grows throughout Central and tropical South America. The heartwood is dull brown with irregular dark brown and black streaking, and the sapwood is creamy white to light golden tan. Ziricote’s grain is generally straight, and its texture is medium to coarse. Good for steam bending and easily worked with machine and hand tools, ziricote has only a slight blunting effect on cutting edges. It takes a smooth finish, polishes well, and holds screws and nails well. Long used by natives for decorative craft objects, ziricote is also used for boat decking, turnings, interior joinery, furniture, cabinets and other light construction.
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