Category Archives: Wood

New Vacuum Kiln in Florida

Our Amazing Vacupress 2000 arrived in Sarasota, FL earlier this week. This will be our 2nd vacuum kiln and the larger of the two.

Vacuum drying is a very laborious process when compared to traditional forms of kiln but it delivers the straightest and most stable boards in the end. The process that vacuum drying goes through allows the wood to be dried without much oxygen and thus not affecting the colors of the woods.

We’ll be having this Vacupress up and running very soon and drying slabs faster to get them to you.

African Mahogany in NC & NY and South American Purpleheart in FL

We have received some great looking Rough 4/4 (1” thick) African Mahogany in our NC and NY facilities. This mahogany is denser than its South American counterparts and is more stable when crafted into furniture or in other projects. Our batches of African Mahogany have some vivid grain pattern with deep browns and medium maroon streaks.  Our stock is all kiln dried and ready for shipping.

Additionally, in FL we also got some South American Purpleheart whose grain pattern is very pronounced and features a rich purple. If you’ve been thinking of creating a new piece of furniture or crafting that special project, this is your opportunity to add a unique look to it!

Prices for African Mahogany: $5.25 on 100 bdft, $5.11 on 200 bd.ft, $4.97 on 500 bd.ft. Call us at 1-877-232-3915 to place your order or send us an email at sales@advantagelumber.com

Stain Oak Flooring for a Different Look

Oak is probably the most common wood used in the home. Oak can be found in furniture, kitchen cabinets, and flooring in many homes. The pervasiveness of this wood comes from its affordability and popularity during the 90s. A lot of homes built or remodeled during that era received oak flooring.
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Florida Breaking Ground For New Kiln & Wood Slab Expansion

This week our Sarasota, FL facility broke ground for a new kiln and an extensive wood slab production space. The new wood slab space will provide us with more area to store and air-dry a greater selection of wood slabs. The 10,000-board-foot dehumidifying kiln will bring our company-wide drying capabilities to 600,000 board feet. This includes dehumidification, vacuum, and conventional steam kilns.
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What Else Can You Make With Wood Slabs?

Live-Edge Wood Slabs are beautiful pieces that give us a glimpse inside the complicated beauty of trees. Think of a live-edge wood slab as a CAT scan where you can see the different layers the tree is made of, from bark to heartwood. While the common inclination is to create tables out of them, there are other ways to utilize their unique beauty.
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Update: Live-Edge Urban Wood Slabs

Five months ago we introduced our urban lumber program to turn unwanted trees from local areas into slabs, saving them from the wood chipper. We’ve had great success in bringing in large amounts of logs in a variety of species, each more interesting than the last.
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