American Lumber

The beauty of solid hardwood is much more than “skin deep.” Neither synthetic nor engineered, it comes from nature – the simplest and most reliable of origins.

Trees grow limbs, which fall to the forest floor as the tree matures. What remains are knots in the wood. Each time you see a knot on hardwood surface, you’ll know a tree limb once grew from that spot. These natural markings have absolutely not effect on the wood’s durability and structural integrity. Knots and other characteristics are much like the nubs you find is such fine natural fabrics as silk and linen; they are indications of genuine quality.

Our solid hardwood pieces are made up of many pieces of wood. Each is unique and you may notice natural variations in color. The lighter pieces were closer to the tree’s bark, while the darker pieces were closer to the tree’s center. All are equally strong and impart the beauty and value that make solid hardwood second to none.

The unique grain patterns of solid hardwoods are related to the tree’s growth rings. The distinctive differences come about as the wood is prepared for use in your home.

Trees absorb minerals and other essentials as they grow and prosper. You may see their traces in our furniture. These natural characteristics let you know you are enjoying the authentic item, and not an artificial wood imitation.

The history of the lumber industry in the United States spans from the precolonial period of British timber speculation, subsequent British colonization, and American development into the twenty-first century. The easily available timber proved an incredible resource to early settlers, with both domestic consumption and overseas trade fueling demand. The industry expanded rapidly as Americans logged their way across the country.

Presently there is a healthy lumber economy in the United States, directly employing about 500,000 people in three industries: Logging, Sawmill, and Panel. Today, more than ever, many more workers rely on the industry for employment. Annual production in the U.S. is more than 30 billion board feet making the U.S. the largest producer and consumer of lumber.