Specialty Lumber

U.S. LUMBER offers unparalleled quality and craftsmanship with our specialty lumber collection. From exquisite hardwoods to durable exotic woods, our selection offers the finest materials to elevate your projects, ensuring beauty and longevity in every piece.

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Hardwood is a dense and heavy wood that is known for its strength and durability. Unlike softwoods, which come from coniferous trees, hardwoods have a more complex structure and are generally more difficult to work with. Examples of hardwood trees include oak, maple, cherry, walnut, and mahogany. Our products are designed with durability and practicality in mind, ensuring they meet the rigorous demands of various applications.

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Features & Benefits

  • Ash: Ash is a ring-porous wood with prominent growth ring patterns. The sapwood is light in color and can vary from a creamy color to nearly white. Depending on the species, the heartwood can vary in color from pale yellow to light brown with greyish tones, sometimes tinged with red. A very straight-grained wood, Ash can appear similar to Red Oak, with a coarse, even texture.
  • Basswood: The sapwood of Basswood is very pale and may appear white or cream-colored, or a pale, pinkish-tan. The heartwood is also very pale with occasional brown or reddish streaks. The very light tones of both sapwood and heartwood make it difficult to differentiate between the two. The wood is relatively soft for a hardwood, and has a fine, even texture. The grain is straight, and essentially, indistinct.
  • Cherry: Cherry heartwood offers a beautiful, light reddish-brown color that darkens with age and exposure to sunlight. Some heartwoods take on reddish tones similar to Mahogany and deepen over time to a dark reddish-brown with golden overtones. The sapwood can be very light, ranging in shades from white to pale yellow. The straight, tight, satiny grain of Cherry can be marred by flecks or small gum pockets.
  • Poplar: Poplar sapwood ranges in color from creamy white, to greyish-white, to white with a yellowish cast, and is sometimes striped. Poplar offers a uniform, fine texture and is light to medium in weight with a straight grain.
  • Red Oak: Red Oak sapwood ranges from white to light brown in color. Most varieties of Red Oak heartwood will have golden, reddish tones, although some display deeper, reddish-brown tones. The wood has a course texture with a straight grain and shorter rays than White Oak.
  • White Oak: The sapwood of White Oak is light in color and can range from a pale yellow-brown to a greyish-white. The heartwood may be either light brown in color, or a darker brown with deep, golden tones. Fasting-growing Oaks, such as those grown in the South, produce wider, more prominent growth rings.