Western Red Cedar

Close-up Photo of A+ Grade Western Red Cedar Wood Grain

Western Red Cedar grows along the coast from Oregon to Alaska. It also grows in the states of Montana and Idaho. Western Red Cedar is light in weight and the heartwood, according to the US Forest Product Laboratory, is “resistant to very resistant” to decay. It is not, however, immune to attack by termites and beetles. Western Red Cedar is used for exterior siding, greenhouse construction, and in ship and boat building.
For raised bed construction we recommend the “STK” Western Red Cedar 2X6, 2X8, and 4X4 from the price list.



Close-up Photo of Cherry Wood Grain

Cherry lumber is sawn from the Black Cherry tree which has a wide distribution from eastern Canada through the eastern half of the United States and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.  Although cherry does grow in New Hampshire (and we saw local cherry in our mill as Native Cherry) most lumber is


Douglas Fir

Close-up Photo of CVG Douglas Fir Wood Grain

Most Douglas Fir production comes from the coastal states of Oregon, Washington, and California. It is also sourced from the Rocky Mountain States. It is generally known as being used for the manufacture of sashes, doors, and general millwork. It is also used in marine applications and in boat and ship building. According to the US Forest Product Laboratory, Douglas Fir is rated as moderately resistant to decay.
For raised bed construction we recommend the “rough, green” Douglas Fir 2X6, 2X8, and 4X4 from the price list.



Close-up Photo of Leopardwood Grain

Leopardwood exotic lumber is reddish-brown with light brown or gray rays.  When the lumber is quartersawn, the rays appear as “flecks” or “spots.  Because  the appearance of these “spots” resembles the coat of a leopard, the lumber earned the name “leopardwood.” Leopardwood is harvested in Central and South America.  It is a dense wood and


Soft Curly Maple

Close-up Photo of Curly Tiger Soft Figured Maple Wood Grain

What is Curly Maple? Soft Curly Maple is also called Tiger Maple. It is a wood that has a “figure” in the grain. In the case of Soft Curly (aka Tiger) Maple, the figure is a soft striping effect that resembles the stripe of a tiger. What is Curly Maple Used for? As one of


Red Oak Lumber

Close-up Photo of Red Oak Wood Grain

Red Oak lumber can come from a variety of species, principally including northern red, scarlet, pin, Nuttall, black, southern red, cherrybark, water, laurel, and willow.  The species is widely distributed across the United States, but is concentrated and harvested from the Eastern States.  The principal species that we sell is quercus rubrum which has a


Purpleheart Lumber

Close-up Photo of Purpleheart Wood Grain

Purpleheart lumber is an exotic hardwood prized for its brilliant purple color. Its native range is from Mexico to Southern Brazil. It is dense, with a Janka hardness of 2520. When purpleheart is freshly cut it ranges in color from gray to a brownish purple. As it is exposed to light it turns deep purple.


White Pine or Hemlock, Mill Run Rough Sawn

Close-up Photo of Rough Sawn Native Green Hemlock Wood Grain

Hemlock is locally widely used for raised garden beds, fencing, and barn construction and repair. There is no guarantee as to how long the wood will last in the ground, but in the right conditions, some people report that it lasts 5 to 7 years. There is enough of a price difference between the hemlock and cedar or fir, that it is locally preferred wood for general outdoor and farm use.


Okoume Marine Plywood

Close-up Photo of Okoume Marine Plywood Grain

What is Okoume Plywood? Okoume Marine Plywood, which is sometimes referred to as Gaboon Marine Plywood, is a BS 1088 Lloyd’s Register rotary-cut plywood.  It is suitable for marine applications and boat building.  It is lightweight, flexible and has  good strength.  It is often used to sheath kayaks. What is Marine Plywood? Marine Plywood, like


Baltic Birch Plywood

Close-up Photo of Baltic Birch Veneered Plywood Grain

This is Baltic birch-veneered plywood.  It is suitable for interior cabinetry applications.  Sheet size is 5 feet by 5 feet.  The appearance is rotary-cut (the veneers are cut from the log in a spiral).  The core is veneer, which is structurally stronger than an MDF, or particle board, core. A Note on Grade & Supply