Ash Wood (close up of wood grain)

Ash

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Straight grain similar to Oak
  • Hard, open-pored wood that is tough with a high shock tolerance, yet is elastic
  • Excellent choice for steam bending
  • Sapwood is white and yellow coloring (typical Ash grown in Iowa is the White Ash)
  • Heartwood is brown, which will pull light to medium tones of brown (with these coloring characteristics, options are available for white, brown, or variegated)
  • Popular for baseball bats
Basswood Wood (close up of wood grain)

Basswood

Available Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • Very soft white wood
  • Very light wood
  • Great for carving
Cherry Wood (close up of wood grain)

Cherry

Available Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • Slight tight grain pattern that is similar to Hard Maple
  • Strong as Hard Maple, however, it is two-thirds as hard and may dent
  • Its innate beauty comes from its rich dark tones found in the heartwood
  • Sapwood has a pale yellowish color (wood color deepens to a deep reddish brown when exposed to the sun and will naturally dark over time)
Elm Wood (close up of wood grain)

Elm

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Coarse, textured wood
  • Strong, tougher that European Elms
  • Good for Steam Bending
  • Grain is usually straight, but can be interlocking
  • Heartwood is a pale, reddish-brown color

Common uses are furniture, cabinetry, cooperage, joinery and veneer.

Hackberry Wood (close up of wood grain)

Hackberry

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Yellowish, white wood with a density similar to Ash
  • Heartwood is a dark brown with yellow streaks
  • Underrated wood, economical and normally very stable

A prolific seeder that is filling in the timber where Oaks are not coming back.

Hickory Wood (close up of wood grain)Hickory Wood (close up of wood grain)

Hickory

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Grain pattern is mostly straight, however it may wander from the straight lines to form a triangular pattern which often times comes to a sharp point
  • Harder than Oak
  • Highly stress-resistant
  • Color variation can range from white to brown and may contain streaks of deep brown caused by birds pecking on the tree; yellow tones are possible
  • With such extreme changes in color, Hickory is most often sold in its calico (variegated) form, but maybe also be purchased as a rustic product including a variety of colors, knots and other natural characteristics
Locust Wood (close up of wood grain)

Locust

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Most dense and heavy wood we sell
  • One of the most colorful with red, oranges and purple streaks
  • Can be hard on machinery
Quarter Sawn Sycamore wood grain close up

Quarter Sawn Sycamore

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Soft, reddish colored wood
  • Large, white heartwood

It gets a disease called “Shake” that causes the heartwood to separate which makes it unstable, while quarter-sawn becomes much more stable and almost iridescent look.

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Quarter Sawn White Oak

Availabe Sizes: QS 4/4 – 8/4

  • As durable and a bit stronger than Red Oak
  • Carries green tones
  • Subtle straight grain
  • Sapwood is white to a very light brown
  • Heartwood is light to dark brown
  • Course texture, heavy, hard, tough, very stiff and strong
  • Great for outdoor projects
Spalted Maple Wood (close up of wood grain)Spalted Maple Lumber table at Pancheros

Spalted Maple

Available Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • A soft maple that is left wet until the first stage of decay sets in which forms black lines in the wood called “spalting,” then it is dried to stop the decay process
  • Very beautiful wood used in a lot of accessory pieces and paneling mixed with other woods like Walnut
Red Oak Wood (close up of wood grain)

Red Oak

Available Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • Strong, straight-grained wood
  • One of the most stable of all domestic woods
  • Open pores absorb more of the stain making the grain patterns more evident
  • Sapwood is white to light brown
  • Heartwood is a pinkish-brown and carries red tones
Red Elm Wood (close up of wood grain)

Red Elm

Available Sizes: 4/4

  • Known for strength and toughness
  • Closed grain wood with interlocking grain (makes it resistant to splitting while its elasticity lends itself well to applications that require bending)
  • Reddish-brown coloring
  • Heartwood dimming to a yellowish green
  • Rarer wood species because disease keeps the tree from reaching maturity
Walnut Wood (close up of wood grain)

Walnut

Available Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • Warm, chocolate wood with wavy, bold grain patterns and color variations of browns and deep reds
  • Highly prized for its dark-colored heartwood
  • Hard, dense, tight-grained
  • Polishes to a very smooth finish
  • Its deep rich color will not change significantly when stain is applied (instead staining will deepen the richness and natural characteristics of the wood)
  • Fantastic for furniture and cabinets
White Oak Wood (close up of wood grain)

White Oak

Availabe Sizes: 4/4 – 8/4

  • As durable and a bit stronger than Red Oak
  • Carries green tones
  • Subtle straight grain
  • Sapwood is white to a very light brown
  • Heartwood is light to dark brown
  • Course texture, heavy, hard, tough, very stiff and strong
  • Great for outdoor projects