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October 21, 2021

Click here to read the September-October Bohlke Lumber Newsletter. Sipo Highlight | Our current stock includes 8/4, 10/4 and 12/4 boules, as well as 8/4 FAS&BTR. We share details about this west and central African wood, including its many uses. A favorite Sipo project of ours provides brewery visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. A Table...

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October 1, 2021

Castello (sometimes spelled as Castelo) marble flat cut wood veneer has light yellow to olive brown heartwood, along with a fine, uniform texture and high contrast. The term marble comes from the highly distinctive striped pattern; we also have plain Castello available. Plain Castello is a fairly plentiful species, but the marbled grain cut gives it...

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September 13, 2021

Are you a wood industry professional attending the 2021 Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Annual Convention from Oct. 6-8? We’ll be there, too! If you still need to register, or need to learn more about the event, visit the link below. M. Bohlke Veneer has been a major supporter of AWI, the Architectural Woodworking industry’s leading...

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September 3, 2021

Rich browns and beautiful grain English brown oak veneer comes from two species native to Europe: Quercus robur and Quercus petraea. These trees usually reach heights of 80-115 feet with trunk diameters between 4-6 feet, although they can be considerably larger. When quarter cut, this species is a rich, dark brown and displays a tremendous medullary...

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August 20, 2021

Click here to read the July-August Bohlke Lumber Newsletter. Parota, Huanacaxtle, Guanacaste | Have you heard of this species that is native to South America? These majestic trees produce large natural edged slabs—our live edge slab inventory currently consists of Parota ranging from 9-10’ in length, 2.25-4.5’ wide and 2-3+” in thickness. Tigerwood is our...

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August 1, 2021

Goncalo Alves (also called Tigerwood) is a hard, dense and heavy wood from Brazil in South America. Because of being highly regarded for its durability, Tigerwood slabs are a good choice for both interior and exterior projects. Its color ranges from light golden brown to red brown, with irregular black streaks. This color tends...

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July 6, 2021

Lebanon Cedar (also called Lebanese Cedar) is quarter cut when used for wood veneer. Its coloring is usually a consistent yellow-orange with brown streaks, and has straight grain with some deviation due to knots. The outer growth rings are wavy or ripped, adding to the character. Medium to coarse texture with a moderate natural luster. Architectural...

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June 14, 2021

Click here to read the May-June Bohlke Lumber Newsletter. Lumber Boules – What are they and why use them? | We explain what boule form lumber is and why they are the lumber of choice for yacht designers, high-end woodworkers and more. One-of-a-kind Wood Bases | We highlight Cumaru bases weighing over 4,000 lbs....

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June 1, 2021

Quarter cut Brazilian Lacewood veneer can be yellow-brown with reddish tones to a light pink, and has a silvery sheen. This species can also can range from a more creamy yellow to salmon. The grain has a medium to heavy flake, which comes from the pronounced medullary ray common to the species. The flake pattern...

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May 4, 2021

May 2021 | Purpleheart Unique splash of color fits perfectly with Spring Purpleheart is native to Central and South America and is sometimes referred to as Amaranth or Violet Wood. Gorgeous violet tones are a fit perfect for Spring, and the species is tremendously popular for furniture and other designs calling for a unique...

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