American and Canadian Softwood Lumber
- Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF) Lumber: Spruce-Pine-Fir is found in abundance and produced in volume in the western Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. The pricipal species included in the SPF group are White spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann spurce (Picea engelmannii), Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), and Alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa). In general, the wood is straight grained and smooth textured with good working, nail holding, gluing, and finishing properties.
- Eastern White Pine (EWP) Lumber: Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) is ideal for building projects that require quality, appearance, and durability. This unique wood species has a fine grain, a variety of "looks", uniform texture, shapes easily for appearance products that require a profile, stays true to form, and holds finishes extremely well. (NeLMA)
- Cypress Lumber: Legend has it that both Noah's Ark and the first doors of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Cypress
is a durable species that contain cypressene, a naturally occurring preservative oil that makes cypress heartwood resistant to
insects, decay, chemical corrosion, and other damaging elements.
American Hardwood Lumber
The hardwood forests of the Eastern United States contain a wide range of temperate hardwood species that have been managed for commercial and non-commercial purposes since the turn of the early 1900s. The hardwood sawmilling and processing industry, which depends upon this resource, is the largest producer of sawn hardwood in the world.
U.S. hardwood lumber is graded to the rules of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA). The NHLA grading rules maximize both the yield and the value of sawn wood, which minimizes waste and reduces pressure on the environment. Buyers worldwide rely on the NHLA grading rules to specify degrees of quality. You can view a copy here: The Illustrated Guide to American Hardwood Lumber Grades
Available American Hardwood Species
- Aromatic Cedar
- Hard Maple
- Soft Maple
- White Oak