Category Archives: Wood

Amazing Furniture from a Self-Taught Woodworker

Whether you’re a contractor building a large-scale deck or an artist perfecting a turned pen, we’ll not only supply the lumber you need, we’ll also help make your project a success with our extensive woodworking knowledge. When you’re done, show off your hard work by sending us pictures!

One of our customers has done just that. Séamus, a self-taught woodworker, recently finished three gorgeous furniture pieces using our line of exotic and domestic lumber. Check out his photos below and be inspired.
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Keep Up With The Latest At Our Locations!

It’s the last month of 2016 and we continue to bring exciting news and new products to all of our facilities. Each one has something very amazing to share that will bring a wider variety and faster order processing for our customer’s benefit.
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Brazil and All U.S. Locations are FSC® Certified!

We have some very exciting news to share with you! We’ve just obtained FSC® certification for our Brazilian mill, and our remaining U.S. locations in Sarasota, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. These locations join Grover, NC, which has been FSC® certified for many years.

For over two decades, we’ve been committed to bringing our customers sustainably harvested decking from responsibly managed forests. Having all five of our locations FSC® certified only strengthens this promise. Although we’ve been heavily involved in the decking supply chain, it was imperative for us to open our Brazilian mill so that we’d have complete and total control over every aspect of the process. We can ensure that all harvesting is done sustainably while maintaining a consistently high level of quality.

Thanks to all our efforts, we can provide our customers with FSC® material at a lower cost since there’s no middle man and no broker. All FSC® certified decking will come directly from our Brazil mill to one of our U.S. locations, and finally to your home or jobsite.

Cypress Wood: A Great Domestic Wood Alternative

Naturally growing in lowland swampy regions of the southern United States, Cypress has been a staple in the wood industry for many exterior applications. Around the Atlantic seaboard, Cypress can be seen throughout beach homes because its characteristics and preservative oils act as a buffer in areas that have a lot of heat, humidity, and rain storms.
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Meet the Splinter – The Only Wooden Supercar in the World

The Splinter car is probably the most beautiful woodworking project ever created. This beautiful car is not just a concept on paper, but is life-sized car! The builder of the Splinter is Joe Harmon, an alumnus of North Carolina State University who began work on this project over 5 years ago as a graduate school project. Joe set-out to create this masterpiece to “push the line on what was considered wood’s limitation as a building material while fulfilling a lifelong dream of designing and building a car from scratch.”
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Creative Use of Deck Boards: What can you do?

Wood is amazing. It can be twisted, bent, shaped, turned, and crafted into almost anything you can imagine. This natural material has played an immeasurable part in the development of our world. Unfortunately, the categorizing of this beautiful product has led to many assumptions like decking boards are only for decking.
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Pecky Bolivian Walnut: A Stronger Pecky Wood

Pecky Bolivian Walnut is a dark brown wood flecked with the characteristic dark spots and streaks found in pecky lumber.

If you’ve been considering Pecky Cypress for your next project, you might want to take a closer look at Pecky Bolivian Walnut. Bolivian Walnut is overall a higher-quality wood than Cypress. It’s stronger and denser, which makes it less likely to fall apart when cutting near the pecky spots. It’s also less expensive than Pecky Cypress.

We recently added Pecky Bolivian Walnut to our inventory. 4/4 and 8/4 sizes are available, so give us a call if this sounds like the perfect wood for your next project, or visit our website for all our current pricing http://www.advantagelumber.com/peckywood/