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In an effort to protect our customers and staff we are operating with reduced hours and staff and limiting our foot traffic to maintain the required physical distancing. We are requesting that all visitors make an appointment.

Please call the office 301-845-2500 or 301-305-1651.

Alex or Lucy will be happy to accommodate your appointment requests. We also request that you wear a mask while indoors when it is not possible to maintain 6’ distance per MD order. We will be properly sanitizing as recommended.

Rustic Red Oak

History and Characteristics of Rustic Red Oak

Possibly the most sought after hardwood in the United States, a ubiquitous site in many homes. This wood is hard, strong and often priced well due to its availability. The Heartwood is light to medium brown with a reddish tint. The sapwood ranges in color from nearly white to light brown and is sometimes not easy to distinguish from heartwood. Like most oaks, Red Oaks are available in both quartersawn (where wood grain is emphasized) and flatsawn cuts. After drying Red Oak properly, it is known to be one of the most stable wood types holding its shape at large cuts or dimensions.

 


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Rustic Wormy Red Oak

History and Characteristics of Rustic Wormy Red Oak

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Rustic Riff and Quartered Red Oak

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Rustic White Oak

History and Characteristics of Rustic White Oak

White Oak posses a unique quality in that their pores are filled or plugged making them ideal for watercraft construction. Generally White Oak is durable but has medium stability particularly with flat sawn boards. These species are relatively abundant and are used for cabinetry, flooring, cooperage / barrels and veneer.

 


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Rustic Riff and Quartered White Oak

Rustic Wormy White Oak

History and Characteristics of  Rustic Wormy White Oak

White Oak posses a unique quality in that their pores are filled or plugged making them ideal for watercraft construction. Generally White Oak is durable but has medium stability particularly with flat sawn boards. These species are relatively abundant and are used for cabinetry, flooring, cooperage / barrels and veneer.

 


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Rustic Walnut

History and Characteristics of Rustic Walnut

Most often referred to as Black Walnut is highly available and highly sought after. The wood is sometimes classified as a premium domestic hardwood. The heartwood can vary in color from a pale brown to a darker chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Generally the wood is easy to work with with planer tearout causing problems sometimes with irregular or figured grain. Overall the wood is decay resistant, stable when dried and shock resistant and is a favorite for furniture, cabinetry and veneer.

Black Walnut has maintained it’s high value among American hardwoods over the eras, and the Black Walnut-mania is alive and well, if not intensified in the 21st c. It’s one of the few new lumber products in inventory, but in a grade that retains the natural features of the wood – streaks of lighter sap wood, knots and stress cracks. But it’s those natural imperfections that are welcome in many city homes, providing both sophisticated elegance and natural warmth The wood is known for it’s darker tones of brown-black and pronounced hardwood figure. We mill 3/4″ T/G flooring or supply thicker stock for furniture making.

 


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Rustic White Pine

History and Characteristics of Rustic White Pine

The Hard Pines include a group of Pines which are most commonly found in the southern United States; these include Longleaf, Shortleaf, Slash and Loblolly Pines. The wood characteristics of these southern species include some of the highest densities among pine and a very uneven grain. Put side by side lumber from these hard pines is practically identical.

 


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Rustic Ash

History and Characteristics of Rustic Ash

Ash is a light brown to blonde specie of wood in appearance. The grains, texture and density are very similar to oak. By looking at the end grain of Ash you can see a distinct difference from Oak. Ash lumber also has a unique smell when freshly cut and has produced wider boards and beams due to the size of the trees. Stain and other finishes can be easily applied allowing for a customized look.

 


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Rustic Hard Maple

History and Characteristics of Rustic Hard Maple

A majority of Maple lumber is milled in Mid Atlantic and Great Lakes regions of the United States. Some Hard Maple wood has highly decorative wood grain including flame maple, quilt maple, birdseye maple and burl wood. These grain conditions occur randomly in individual Hardwood Maple trees and can often only be seen after the tree / wood has been sawn. The sapwood of Hard Maples is partially sought after due to its color variations which can range from nearly white to cream color representing reddish or deep golden tones. Hard Maple wood is sought after due to its shock resistance and overall density. Hard Maple is commonly used for bowling alley lanes, basketball gym floors, butcher blocks and workbenches.

One of North America’s most treasured timber resources, maple wood is world-renowned for its unparalleled beauty and strength. Resawn maple ranges in color from ivory white to tawny blonde.

 


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Rustic Cherry

History and Characteristics of Rustic Cherry

Cherry appears light pinkish in the heartwood and blonde in the sap content. Being a fruit tree cherry has a distinct color and smell and should be easier to identify. Cherry is easy to work with and will slowly darken after being cut providing a beautifully rich color.

 


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Rustic Hickory

History and Characteristics of Rustic Hickory

The medium brown to a lighter yellow color tones of Hickory provide a warm feel for a wood product. The density of Hickory can be challenging when milling and waste can be an issue from Hickory being susceptible to insect attack. Hickory trees are not as big yielding smaller beams and boards and smell of Hickory is real sweet when milling. The end grain is distinct with pores in between the end grains.

Hickory is a classic American wood, popularly associated with barbequed or smoked meats, golf clubs, and tool handles. Reclaimed antique hickory flooring channels this diversity in application through its rapidly-changing coloration and classic patterning. Hickory floor planks can range in color from light vanilla to dark chocolate – sometimes in a single board. Knots, occasional nail holes, light surface checking, and possible worm tracks provide this wood with inimitable ‘tough’ characteristics.

 


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Rustic Sap Walnut

History and Characteristics of Rustic Sap Walnut

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Rustic Whiskey Springs Oak

History and Characteristics of Rustic Whiskey Springs Oak

A Non-reclaimed white oak that has the rough sawn face. Available in red or whit oak.

White Oak posses a unique quality in that their pores are filled or plugged making them ideal for watercraft construction. Generally White Oak is durable but has medium stability particularly with flat sawn boards. These species are relatively abundant and are used for cabinetry, flooring, cooperage / barrels and veneer.


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Rustic Thermal Treated Ash

History and Characteristics of Thermal Treated Ash

Ash is a light brown to blonde specie of wood in appearance. The grains, texture and density are very similar to oak. By looking at the end grain of Ash you can see a distinct difference from Oak. Ash lumber also has a unique smell when freshly cut and has produced wider boards and beams due to the size of the trees. Stain and other finishes can be easily applied allowing for a customized look.

 


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Rustic Yellow Pine

History and Characteristics of Rustic Yellow Pine

The Hard Pines include a group of Pines which are most commonly found in the southern United States; these include Longleaf, Shortleaf, Slash and Loblolly Pines. The wood characteristics of these southern species include some of the highest densities among pine and a very uneven grain. Put side by side lumber from these hard pines is practically identical.

 


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