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          "FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED since 1983"

(609) 448-8088

943 State Highway 33 West
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Hardwood Lumber

Cherry Lumber Maple Lumber Picture Mahogany Lumber Picture Poplar Lumber Picture Red Oak Lumber Picture Walnut Lumber Picture
Cherry  Maple   Mahogany        Poplar       Red Oak         Walnut

Cherry- American Black (Prunus serotina)

Cherry (American Black) Characteristics

Extremely popular with cabinetmakers. Cherry is easy to work, fine textured, strong and fairly durable. Highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Becomes darker and richer with age.

Color Range

Reddish brown with a golden luster. Freshly cut cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red in time.

Other Names

Black cherry, Capulin, Cherry, Chisos wild cherry, Choke cherry, Edwards Plateau cherry, Escarpment cherry, Gila choke cherry, Mountain black cherry, New England mahogany, Plum, Rum cherry, Southwestern chokecherry, Whiskey cherry, Wild black cherry

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, joinery, intarsia, veneer, interior millwork, small accessories.

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches heights of up to 100 feet, about 80 feet average, with a tall trunk of about 24'' in diameter.

Cherry grows in

Eastern United States and Canada

Cherry Lumber Picture 2 Cherry Hardiness Scale

Hard White Maple (Acer saccharum)

Hard White Maple Characteristics

At least 90% white sapwood. Known for its durability and strength, hence it's common use for flooring, butcher blocks, and large furniture. It has excellent turning properties, a fine & even texture, and a natural luster. Somewhat difficult to work due to high surface hardness. Paints and finishes very well, though.

Color Range

Creamy white to yellowish or pale tan.

Other Names

Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White Maple

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, flooring, cutting boards, butcher blocks, heavy furniture, industrial parts, veneer, inlay, musical instruments, work benches

What's the Tree Like?

Produces sweet sap used to make maple syrup. Matures at heights of 90-120 feet with a trunk 24-36''.

Hard White Maple grows in

Northeastern United States and Canada.

Hard White Maple Lumber Picture Hard White Maple Hardiness Scale

Mahogany African (Khaya ivorensis)

Mahogany African Characteristics

Its color, texture and grain give it a very close resemblance to classic Honduras Mahogany. Relatively hard and works well aside from the woolly surfaces that sanding produces; highly lustrous and polishes well; very durable wood.

Color Range

Light pink to reddish-brown or golden tan-brown.

Other Names

Diala iri, Akuk, Bandoro,Khaya mahogany, Benin mahogany, Ogwango, Bisselon, Senegal mahogany, Bitehi

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, interiors, boat building, veneer, desks, cabinets, entry doors, stairs, moldings and trim.

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches heights of 140 feet with trunk diameter up to 72'' above large buttresses. Bole will measure 40-80 feet.

Mahogany African grows in

West Africa, primarily Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria

Mahogany Lumber Pic 2Mahogany Hardiness Scale

Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Poplar Characteristics

Fine textured, soft and lightweight.  Easily worked and takes paint exceptionally well.  Frequently finished to look like other woods.   

Color Range

Grayish white sapwood with greenish brown heart.

Other Names

American tulipwood, American whitewood, Canary whitewood, Canary wood, Canoe wood, Poplar, Popple, Saddletree, Tulip poplar, Tuliptree, Tulipwood, White poplar, Whitewood, Yellow poplar.

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, jigs, drawer sides, painted furniture.

What's the Tree Like?

A tall, stately tree. May reach 150 feet high with a trunk up to 10 feet and free of branches for up to 90 feet.

Poplar grows in

Eastern United States and Canada.

Poplar Lumber Picture 2Poplar Hardiness ScalePoplar Lumber Picture 3

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Red Oak Characteristics

Straight grain with a coarse texture. Generally works and finished well but timbers from the Northern growing region will be more consistent in color and have a finer texture. Large open pores produce distinctive grain.

Color Range

Light brown with a reddish tinge.

Other Names

Northern red oak, Red oak, Gray oak, American red oak, Canadian red oak

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, floors, accessories, shop jigs, utility projects, interior millwork, molding, mantles, chairs, trim

What's the Tree Like?

The most common hardwood in North America. The tree matures at about 70 feet in height and a trunk of 36''.

Red Oak grows in

Eastern United States and Canada.

Red Oak Lumber Picture 2Red Oak Hardiness ScaleRed Oak Lumber Picture 3

Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Walnut Characteristics

Usually steamed to match sapwood and heartwood. Fine but open grain. Moderately coarse texture. Excellent to work including turning and carving.

Color Range

Light to dark brown or chocolate brown.

Other Names

American black walnut, American Walnut, Black Walnut, Eastern black walnut

Some Typical Uses

Gun stocks, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring.

What's the Tree Like?

A moderate sized tree reaching about 100 feet and producing a trunk up to 60'' in diameter.

Walnut grows in

Mid and Eastern United States and Canada

Walnut Lumber Picture 2Walnut Hardiness Scale

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