Modern Forestry, a science introduced in America in the early 1900s, has one overriding purpose...to assure the recreational, wildlife, and resource benefits of the nation's vast woodlands to all generations. The finest hardwoods in the world are found in the lush forests of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. Bounding the contour of mountains from New York to Georgia, the region offers a near-perfect environment for hardwoods. Growing seasons and weather conditions are ideal. The soil is rich and under surpassed for tree development. More than 90% of the hardwood inventory in the United States is found in the East. Much of the finest timber in the world grows in the Appalachian Mountain region. The topography allows for near-perfect drainage from an optimum amount of rainfall. These conditions, coupled with skilled silvicultural techniques, result in timber of exceptional quality in the Appalachian region earning it the title, The Worlds's Choice!
Very heavy, hard and strong. Ring Porous. Vigorous grain design and texture. Heartwood decay resistant and impervious to liquids making it the only wood used for tifht cooperage. Golden brown to tan/white in color.
Common Uses: Fine Furniture, Unfinished Furniture, Flooring, Sub-flooring, Interior Trim, Cabinets, Handles, Boxes, Farm Implements, Boats, Ships, Barrels, Kegs, Casks.
Heavy, hard, strong, stiff, stable and has good shcok resistance. Extremely handsome grain pattern, sands and finishes beautifully. Takes paints and stains very well. Heartwood, deep chocolate brown; Sapwood, white to light tan.
Common Uses: Furniture, Veneers, Unfinished Furniture, Interior Finishing, Cabinets, Novelties, Boxes, Crates, Ties, Pulpwood. Distilled to make acetic acid and wood alcohol.
Very heavy, hard and stiff. High wear and shock resistance. Robust grain pattern and texture, interesting knots and character marks in some cases. Reddish brown to golden tan and white in color. Sands and finishes well.
Common Uses: Fine & Unfinished Furniture, Flooring, Paneling, Interior Trim, Cabinets, Truck Bodies and Floors.. Very Porous. Great for Crossties, Mine Timebers, Posts.
Stiff, strong, stable, resistant to shock. Moderately hard and heavy. Bends and glues well. Long prized by wood workers for its vibrant swirling grain character and light to red-brown color, resulting in rich finishes. Diffuse Porous. Heartwood, light to dark, red; Sapwood, white.
Common Uses: Fine Furniture, Fine Veneer, Interior Trim, Paneling, Cabinets, Instrument Cases.
Heavy, strong, stiff, high resistance to shock and abrasive wear. Holds nails well. Glues, stains, turns, carves and polishes well. Straight grained, at times has curly, wavy or "bird's eyes" pattern. Porous, spring-wood evident. Heartwood, brown to light tan; Sapwood, white. Sands and finishes well.
Common Uses: Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Handles, Paneling, Cabinets, Wooden-wear, Toys, Bowling Pins, Shoe Heels, Flooring-Truck Beds, Ballrooms, Skating Rinks, Bowling Alleys, Textile Plants and Other Floors.
Diffuse Porous, Light weight. Moderately stiff, relatively stable, easily worked. Open clear grain texture. Heart-wood, grenish yellow; Sapwood, white. Takes and holds paints and stains better than any other wood. Suited for stained interior wood trim and furniture.
Common Uses: Furniture, Veneer Cores, Paneling, Cabinets, Pattern Stock, Weathering-board, Siding, Interior Trim- window Sashes, Door Frames, Woodwork, Molding.