Hardwood Lumber


Hardwood Lumber

Toledo Plywood carries hardwood lumber in-stock — red oak, poplar, maple, cherry — also cedar, pine, and primed finger-jointed pine boards.

The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish-brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture.

The sapwood of poplar is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish-brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained; has a comparatively uniform texture.

In most respects, soft maple is very similar to hard maple. Generally the sapwood is greyish-white, sometimes with darker colored pith flecks. The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish-brown. The wood is usually straight-grained. The lumber is generally sold unselected for color.

The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish-brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light. In contrast, the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.

Check out the American Hardwood Association for more info.