We offer our stair parts and other products in a great variety of wood species, to match or complement any installation. Our lumber warehouse is stocked with kiln-dried hardwoods from the finest lumber mills. We can bring in almost any species not listed here.
PLAIN or FLAT SAWN: This is the most common type of lumber, with typical grain patterns and “cathedrals” visible in most species.
QUARTERSAWN or RIFT & QUARTERSAWN: Quartersawn lumber is specifically cut to show “flake” or “figuring” and is mostly specified for red or white oak. Boards are narrower than plain sawn, and will include some rift sawn as well.
RIFT SAWN: This is cut specifically to produce linear grain patterns, and is mostly specified for red or white oak. It normally includes some quartersawn “flake” as well.
RUSTIC, CHARACTER OR KNOTTY GRADES: These grades are typically sorted to include more variations in grain and color and may include knots. The irregularities and knots make these grades unsuitable for handrail and treads.
Creamy colored sapwood and reddish brown heartwood. Often used for both interior and exterior products, stained and painted.