Category Archives: Northwest Hardwoods

Northwest Hardwoods: Oregon Maple

Oregon Maple is also called Big Leafed Maple or Broad Leafed Maple because of its characteristically large broad leafs.

Oregon Maple is one of the few commercial hardwood trees in the Northwest.

Compared to its conifer counterparts its a relatively small tree although its wood is excellent for all types of applications such as furniture making and even is well known for its use in piano frames.

Oregon Maple is also suitable for decorative face veneer and makes good container material but is not usually used as flooring as it is not as durable as some if the other hardwoods used in construction.

In Washington and Oregon the Lumber Products from Big Leaf Maple are used in the interior of buildings for finishing. The wood can generally b e described as a light brown in color.

If your looking for a high quality reasonably priced Hardwood for projects ranging from Musical instruments to cabinetry , then Oregon Maple is an excellent choice , so please give us a call at 1-541-269-7071 .

LNL Lumber Outlet in Coos Bay Oregon is uniquely situated in the heart of tree country. We can ship any of our Hardwood Products all over the world direct to your home or business !

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NorthWest Hardwoods: Oregon Black Walnut

Oregon Black Walnut found its roots in the Willamette Valley in the mid 1800′s where settlers starting planting the tree for its timber and its nuts as a food source.

There are many beautiful old growth specimens from this time period  and newer trees are being planted as well along the Oregon River valleys.

Black Walnut is a  dark colored Hardwood that has a beautiful sheen and is incredibly durable making it an ideal choice for flooring and cabinets.

The drying process used with Black Walnut is very important in determining the color set.  Black Walnut that is kiln dried tends to take on a darker richer hue than lumber that is air dried. Air dried Walnut tends to take on a more purple hue and is generally less expensive than kiln dried wood.

Not only is Oregon Black Walnut durable, its also aesthetically pleasing, making it an ideal choice for cabinet makers, gun makers and its widely used in making guitars and other stringed instruments, giving the instruments a deep bass sound and a sweet treble.

Black Walnut is considered a New World Walnut and is widely used in construction projects for offices, educational institutions, restaurants as well as fine furniture, musical instruments, wall paneling, decorative trim and flooring.

Black Walnut is also know as Claro Walnut, Oregon Black Walnut, and Western Walnut. So give us a call today at  1-541-269-7071 , and let us fill your order , we are your online Hardwood Superstore and we can ship anywhere in the world direct to your location !

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Northwest Hardwoods: Oregon Ash

Oregon Ash is a deciduous  Hardwood tree that grows in all types of environments through out Washington State and Oregon although it’s predominate in the southwestern portion of the Pacific northwest , which is how it became know as Oregon Ash.

As far as its uses as lumber and as a building material it well suited for tool handles, furniture building, and veneer. Because of its high strength Ash makes an excellent choice for Exercise equipment and upholstered furniture as well.

Oregon Ash has intermediate properties between White Ash and Black Ash. Oregon Ash Hardwood is generally straight grained and shrinks moderately, but holds it’s shape well and can be kiln dried rapidly.

This American Hardwood is quite hard, stiff, high in shock resistance, and wears smooth with use. Oregon Ash machines well and is better than average for screw and nail holding and works well with glues. Oregon Ash is most comparable in strength to White Ash.

Other prominent uses of White Ash or Oregon Ash include Hardwood Dimension and flooring, Mill work, athletic goods and tool handles.

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