American forest cherry trees grow principally in the northeast of the USA in mixed hardwood forests. The trees grow tall and in dense stands with short rotations.
Right below our Premium grade is our new Character grade, which can include knots between 1/4" and 2", bark, and wane. You can still expect no splits. We have Character grade boards in several sizes and species. This grade is perfect for unique statement pieces. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, see photos, and place a custom order.
A board foot is a unit of measurement for lumber. It is the thickness x width x length divided by 144.
S2S stands for surfaced 2 sides. It may still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Opposite of heartwood, sapwood is the living part of the wood, commonly found near the outside of the log and has a white coloration.
Heartwood extends from the pith to the sapwood. The cells of this part of the wood no longer participate in the life processes of the tree which cause it to have a brown coloration.
Wane is the bark or lack of wood on the edges and corners of lumber. Our team ensures no wane by running our lumber through a planer to create square edges on all sides.
Pith is located at the very center of a tree and composed of soft, spongy cells. It has a greater tendency to crack and is unstable. All of our wood is thoroughly inspected to make sure no final board contains pith, leaving you with a durable hardwood board.
Yes, we shrink wrap the boards together to eliminate any boards shifting during transit. We also use edge protectors to protect the corners and edges of your hardwood against any damage.
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