Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) Beams

It’s Brazilian Cherry Beam Day at our mill in Brazil, or as some of the guys call it “Workout Day”. These long, hard, and heavy Brazilian Cherry beams give both the guys and the machines a good workout. This specie is not only strong but also nearly last forever outdoors in various climates. Need a long lasting, super strong hardwood for an outdoor structure, pergola, entrance way, or other exterior beam design element? Give us a call as we ship these in job lots or container loads to job sites around the globe. These are 3×6 beams but we are also milling 3×8, 3×10, 3×12 and various other sizes to order.

Jatoba Brazilian Cherry Beams

Live Edge Slab Flitches

Our sawmill in Brazil just finished cutting some live edge slab flitches. A flitch is more than two consecutive cuts from the same log. This gives your project that unique book matched grain (a mirrored image) and similar color/figure throughout the entire project.

Manufacturers of Live Edge Slabs, Hardwood decking, Siding, Exotic Hardwood, Deck tiles, Hardwood Flooring, FSC Certified wood products, Urban reclaimed hardwoods, and more!

To view a fraction of our live edge wood slab inventory visit www.WoodSlabs.com if you do not see what you are looking for give us a call 941-388-9299 we are cutting new slabs daily and taking new loads out of our kilns weekly. www.WoodSlabs.com

big live edge slabs

Hardwood Kiln Sticks Last Longer

We strive to utilize every little piece of the log possible. This week at our mill in Brazil we cut some kiln sticks from smaller stock to better utilize as much of our logs as possible. Our kiln sticks are shipped to lumber drying facilities in the US where companies utilize them to separate lumber for proper airflow during the drying process. You can see some of our flooring blanks “stacked on stick” in the background, with each layer having a perpendicular kiln stick for separation. Whats so special about these kiln sticks? They are made from various South American hardwood species that are incredibly hard, durable, insect resistant, rot resistant and have a much longer life span compared to kiln sticks that are cut from American species like Ash, Oak and Pine. These hardwood kiln sticks will save lumber drying facilities money in the long run and help them produce a more stable product and reduce sticker stain.

kiln sticks, wood stickers

Hardwood kiln stickers

Is Your Ipe Decking Grey?

Powerwash Ipe Decking
If you have an Ipe deck that has been neglected or gone grey don’t worry you can quickly make it look new again. Naturally the UV rays of the sun will strip the color out of the surface of wood and many other materials, even composites that claim they won’t fade. The problem with other materials is that they will eventually fade and there’s nothing you can do to them after that. Fortunately you have an Ipe deck and can quickly bring it back to life.

Here’s a picture of a customer’s deck on their seasonal summer home. This home sits vacant for 8 months out of the year and sees extreme winters and summers. The owners got busy with life as many of us do and let the deck go. However as you can see in this picture a quick pressure wash with a wide fan tip brings it back to looking like new again. After the ipe decking dries all you need to do is simply roll on some Ipe Oil and you are good to go for awhile.

5 Inch Tigerwood Flooring – Brazil Mill Production

tigerwood flooring

Our Brazil mill just finished milling this beautiful 5 inch Tigerwood flooring. This flooring will be shipped to the US to be finished and ready for distribution to our customers. You will notice plenty of figure in our Tigerwood flooring. Owning a mill in Brazil allows us to control the quality and give our customers a far superior quality finished product. We are the only American company that actually owns mills in Brazil. Prior to owning our own mills we relied on buying materials from various other mills and when the containers arrive to our factories in the US we would open the container and often find mixed grades that we would have to sort and discount the lesser grades.

We sort everything in our Brazil mills to meet the expectations of our American and international buyers. For years our customers have relied on our superior grading and sorting standards. This is extremely important for wholesale flooring customers buying containers of hardwood flooring. Do not roll the dice with drop shippers and brokers who never even see the lumber. We invite any of our customers to visit any of our factories.

We are also one of the few companies who refuses to send flooring to China to have it prefinished, yes its cheaper but you get what you pay for and other flooring companies have had many issues with doing this and these problems unfortunately get passed onto the customer. This is why we finish all of our flooring in the US so we can control the quality and assure our customers they are getting something we would gladly put in our homes with our own families. Did I mention our prices on 3/4″ solid Tigerwood flooring is cheaper than those box stores? Yes we can have it finished in the US and still sell cheaper. Give us a call today for a quote 1-877-232-3915 or buy tigerwood flooring online

Changing The Blades On a 53″ Planer/Sander


There are 520 individual carbide cutting knives on this 53″ planer/sander. One of our hardworking mill employees is doing the first cutter right now and he only has 519 more to go. Yes this process takes a long time but we don’t mind investing the time and money into good equipment to produce the best lumber products. Even though this will take a long time to replace all 520 cutters they are carbide so they typically last longer than a standard high speed steel straight knife planer blade. This is important when working with extremely dense hardwoods like we sell. Not only do our cutters last longer because they are carbide but we find there is less planer snipe with these cutters and our customers appreciate that. We have several of these in our company wide arsenal of 10 different planers including straight knife conventional, Rotary planers, and wide belt planer/Sanders.