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Meridien Hardwoods of Pennsylvania, Inc. • P.O. Box 227, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania 16340

Phone: 800-780-3187 • Fax: 800-292-5773 • Email: meridien@penn.com

Hardwood Lumber by Species

Green and Kiln Dried Lumber
Thicknesses: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4
Grades: FAS, 1F, 1Com, 2Com, 3Com and Framestock
Species: Ash, Basswood, Beech, Birch, Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory, Poplar, Red Oak, Soft Maple and Walnut
S2S and SLR services are available upon request
ash lumber basswood lumber beech lumber
Color: creamy white to light brown heartwood, light sapwood
Density: very hard, excellent shock resistance
Grain: distinctive wide-open grain, has occasional brown streaks
Machinability: very good
Color: cream to beige color
Density: very soft texture, like pine, very light in weight, weak strength properties
Grain: fine, tight grain, non distinctive
Machinability: excellent
Color: pink to reddish brown heartwood, sapwood is creamy to pink
Density: very hard, heavy in weight, excellent shock resistance
Grain: moderate tight, fine grain with evident flecking at times
Machinability: machines well
Hard Maple
birch lumber cherry lumber hard maple lumber
Color: cinnamon, light reddish brown to pink heartwood, sapwood is creamy-white to yellowish
Density: hard, medium weight
Grain: uniform, fine grain, small pores
Machinability: generally good, some swirled grain will chip out if tooling is not sharp
Color: red to deep reddish brown heartwood, white to yellowish sapwood
Density: medium weight, moderately hard, stiff and strong
Grain: fine, closed grain
Machinability: excellent
Color: creamy white to off white sapwood-tinged occasionally with slight red brown heartwood
Density: hard, heavy and strong, very resistant to shock and abrasive wear
Grain: closed grain, uniform texture. Some of the figured Hard Maple is available (Curly, Birdseye, and Quilted)
Machinability: excellent, will tear out with dull tooling
Red Oak
hickory lumber poplar lumber red oak lumber
Color: tan to reddish brown heartwood, cream to yellowish sapwood (variable mixture of heart and sap)
Density: very hard, strong, stiff and heavy
Grain: moderately coarse open grain
Machinability: excellent machinability, but very abrasive on tooling
Color: Sapwood is pale yellow to white. Heartwood is light green to yellowish brown
Density: Very soft and light
Grain: Straight uniform grain with a medium texture
Machinability: Excellent
Color: pinkish red to blonde in color
Density: very hard and strong
Grain: Openly porous and with dramatic grain patterns. Like White Oak, it is offered in Quartered and Rift grains also.
Machinability: excellent
Soft Maple
soft maple lumber walnut lumber
Color: creamy white to grayish white sapwood, heartwood can be brown to greenish brown.
Density: moderately hard and strong, not quite as strong as Hard Maple
Grain: fine, tight closed grain, some flecking evident
Machinability: excellent
Color: brown to deep purple brown heartwood, sap is brilliant white to cream color-gray
Density: fairly light weight, medium texture
Grain: moderately open grain
Machinability: excellent machining
A Special Note
"We look forward to the chance to work with you on any of your lumber needs and hope to build fair, honest and long lasting partnerships. we think you will find that Meridien Hardwoods can provide you with everything you will ever need from the forest.”
- Dan Ferman
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