Domestic & Exotic Hardwood Lumber

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Domestic & Exotic Hardwood Lumber

60+ species in stock.

We personally examine every lumber shipment to make sure it meets our quality standards. If we wouldn’t use it, we won’t sell it.

Choose from over 60 different lumber types in stock, including:

  • Domestic hardwoods
  • Exotic hardwoods – Bloodwood, purpleheart, and many more, favorites for specialty handles, bows, pool cues, and many unique gifts.
  • Three types of plywood including Baltic Birch, Red Oak and Prefinished Maple
  • 20+ veneers in full and half sheets
  • Stock and custom laminated panels
  • 15+ species of turning squares and furniture squares
  • Ash bat blanks and other lathe lumber
  • And much more.

We offer stock lumber in 4/4 (four-quarter), 5/4, 6/4, 8/4 and some 12/4 and 16/4 standard thicknesses. Check our online store for thin stock (1/16″ thick and up).

Hard-to-find wood species?
Bring ‘em on. We have great longstanding relationships with very loyal suppliers, so we can often track down lumber species others can’t. Contact us for more details.

Red Oak Hardwood Lumber

 

Red Oak is one of the most popular hardwoods in the United States. Red Oak is the “Oak” found in many homes used as cabinets, moldings and furniture pieces. Beautiful, strong, and priced affordably, Red Oak is an exceptional value which explains why it is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making.

The heartwood of red oak is a light to medium brown with a reddish hue. The grain in red oak is relatively straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. The pores are large and open and not recommended for use in certain kitchen cooking tools, cutting boards or for any exterior use.

Working with red oak often yields good results machine and some hand tools.  Red Oak lumber can react with iron (particularly when wet) and cause staining and discoloration. It does respond well to steam-bending. glues, stains, and finishes.

 

Cherry Hardwood Lumber

 

The heartwood of cherry lumber is a light brown with a pinkish hue when freshly cut.  Cherry darkens over time to a medium reddish brown with exposure to light.  The sapwood in American cherry is a light yellow/white color.  It is common for boards to contain some sapwood along the outer edges.  The wider the piece of lumber is, the more likely sapwood will be present.

Cherry has a straight/tight grain typically.  The exception being when the piece is figured with curly grain patterns.  It also has a fine, even texture with moderate natural luster.  American cherry is known as being one of the best woods for workability.  The stable, straight-grain machines and sands to glass like smoothness. 

Common uses for cherry include cabinets, wainscot, furniture, jewelry boxes, lathe turning, charcuterie boards, interior moldings and other specialty projects.

Hardwood Lumber Available at KenCraft (please note that availability fluctuates):

  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Basswood
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Aromatic Cedar (not for outdoor use)
  • Hickory
  • Maple – Hard Maple
  • Maple – Soft Maple
  • Maple – Ambrosia Maple (aka Rustic Maple)
  • Maple – Curly 
  • Mahogany / Sapele
  • Red Oak
  • White Oak
  • Quartersawn White Oak
  • Poplar
  • Sassafras
  • Spanish Cedar
  • Teak
  • Walnut
  • Purpleheart
  • Yellowheart
  • Canarywood
  • Morado
  • Wenge
  • Bubinga
  • Bocote
  • Cocobolo
  • Leopardwood
  • Zebrawood
  • Red Zebrawood
  • Padauk
  • Marblewood
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