Category Archives: Domestic Hardwood

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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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.

Cypress wood has the same characteristics as many of the famous wood such as Redwood but it also has its downsides. Both of these woods get their amazing properties because as old growth trees, they had enough time to mature and allow growth rings to remain tight. Unlike Redwood, Cypress hasn’t been as harvested so there are trees and logs that have had time to mature.


We started seeing more and more inquiries for Cypress and as logs came in to our facility we had the opportunity to begin cutting some of these logs into rough lumber and even into decking planks. The wood and logs we get typically have a tighter ring pattern than the common farmed cypress making it more stable for exterior applications.

Cypress is a beautiful wood that will last longer than any ash or oak for soffits or painted siding. It offers another option for people who want the grain of wood but painted to compliment their homes. For decking applications, think of Cypress as the premium wood among the common materials like the Southern Yellow Pine or Redwood. It will last longer than the others but still needs the stripping, and yearly water sealing that non-exotic woods require.

If you’re interested in pricing for Cypress decking or rough lumber, please give us a call at 1-877-232-3915

Live Edge Book Matched Slabs

Urban Live Edge Wood Slabs in Sarasota, FL

Florida is a unique place at the crossroads between nature and urbanization. Touted as one of the fastest growing housing markets, Florida needs clear land to build homes and infrastructure to support the new families. In this process, many older trees that have outlived their natural life cycle are cut and brought to us. It’s incredible what species Florida houses.

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Black Heart Persimmon Panels, Custom Long Length Hickory Flooring – What Our NC Facility Creates

There’s no doubt that we love wood, and we take pride in creating custom wood products for you. In North Carolina, our machines will plane, cut, and mold just about any wood available into the material you need.
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Wood of the Month: Alder

Alder is classified as a domestic hardwood; on the Janka hardness scale, it beats poplar and pine. Its appearance is light brown mixed with varied red tones and a straight grain pattern.

This straight pattern provides a clean finished look for many projects. As Alder ages, it darkens and reddens unlike other woods that tend to fade. Alder is typically used for furniture, cabinetry, picture frames, and many other indoor projects because of its malleability.

Alder grows in abundance throughout the western United States. This domestic wood is easy to work with and mimics the look of other hardwoods. Prized for its color, grain and workability, Alder is a highly sought after wood for flooring as well.

At we have one of the widest selections of domestic woods available. We can mill Alder to any profile your project requires, including molding, trim pieces, and flooring.

Visit our website at or call us at 1-877-232-3915 to get a quote!