Highly sought-after product due to the great variation in grain, especially when left to air dry versus kiln dried. A rich warm grain appealing to the true wood purist’s clientele.
The figured Cherry has some of the finest properties in the local tree family. This species
patinas to a rich and darker color in time and is a favorite to work with in the furniture industry.
A hardwood but softer then American Elm. These trees are the largest grown up to 100+ feet and 4 feet diameter in the New England region. The grain color in its natural state is a golden yellow but takes to a stain very nicely darkening/lightening up the slab and making it “pop”!
This tree has survived the Dutch elm disease which had wiped out the Elm species elsewhere. The range of color in these slabs ranges in tone from reddish brown to light tan. The grain resembles Ash and is a moderately dense product. A species when milled always produces a pleasant surprise.
The sapwood is white to very light brown. This is a hard and heavy wood, straight grain with medium to course texture. A favorite of the boat building industry.
This species is being destroyed throughout this corner of the US a beetle disease called the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the exception being Rhode Island to date. It has a low moisture content, dries quickly and a light wood in color featuring straight grain.
This is frequently called Sugar Maple. It’s a strong, hard and denser than all other species of Maple available in lumber. Commonly used in flooring due to its ability to withstand high use. The bigger knurly trees produce some really exotic grain patterns highly sought after.
This wood is typically darker showing hues of brown, red or even grey. This tree is referred to as Swamp Maple in RI producing curly and figured boards and a wonderfully forgiving wood to work with. Just gorgeous!
This wood is typically off-white to yellow-brown, to purples and greens that darkens with age outdoors. Featuring a straight grain, due to its growth tendency absorbing a finish very favorably. It’s a member of the Magnolia family with the leaf resembling a tulip.