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March 9, 2021

Although sometimes called Brazilian Cherry or South American Cherry, Jatoba is not a true Cherry. The overall similar look and warm red tones promote these names instead. Jatoba veneer heartwood varies from an attractive salmon red to orange brown. Dark to russet brown streaks are common and Jatoba also has a natural golden luster....

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February 18, 2021

Click here to read the January-February Bohlke Lumber Newsletter. Highlight from our reclaimed lumber inventory | 8/4 FAS&BTR Knotty Pine has a story to tell and can be used in various settings. Complete Species List | Don’t see a species listed that you’re looking for? Please inquire, as we generally have veneer logs to...

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February 3, 2021

Sen wood veneer heartwood ranges from a beige yellow to a pale gray yellow, or greenish brown. The grain is generally straight and has a moderately coarse texture. Depending on the log and cut, this veneer can sometimes display dramatic figure as well, including fiddleback. Although Sen and Japanese Ash are sometimes seemingly interchangeable...

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January 14, 2021

January 2021 | Western Red Cedar Our Red Cedar veneer inventory currently consists of various door and panel lengths. Typically quarter cut, Western Red Cedar veneer heartwood is generally light reddish-brown in color with straight, tight grain. Pink hues occasionally pop up and darker red or brown streaks are fairly common as well. Otherwise,...

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December 28, 2020

Click here to start reading the November-December Bohlke Lumber Newsletter. Solid hardwood project highlights | 34’+ Kosipo slab perfect fit in tap room. Mahogany boule lumber part of almost century old boat restoration. And stunning Bubinga Pommele live edge slab exudes luxury in home. A note from our team | Jon Mixell reflects on...

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December 1, 2020

December 2020 Wood of the Month | Figured Mahogany wood veneer has been, and continues to be, an excellent wood for furniture. Don’t forget architectural panels, millwork, and cabinetry, either. Other noteworthy applications include musical instruments, as well as both yacht and aircraft interiors. Figure can be moderate to heavy. Furthermore, the type of...

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October 13, 2020

Click here to read our September-October 2020 Lumber Newsletter. Highlights this issue: Over 3000 tabletops available | From Albizia to Wenge, we have hit a live edge slab milestone! Ebiara & South American Chechen | Two new arrivals at M. Bohlke Lumber that steal the spotlight this issue. Working Cottonwood | Cottonwood is a...

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October 1, 2020

October 2020 Wood of the Month | Fumed Etimoe wood veneer is from a tree native to West and Central Africa. These trees regularly grow up to 100 feet, and sometimes reach 165 feet in height. Trunk diameters can be as wide as 9 feet. Because Etimoe is large, it’s not unusual to find...

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September 10, 2020

Are you a woodworking professional and attending the Virtual 2020 Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) Annual Convention from Sep. 30-Oct. 2? We’ll be there, too! For many years, we have been a major supporter of AWI, the Architectural Woodworking industry’s leading organization. We are excited to be a part of this virtual venture and encourage you...

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September 1, 2020

September 2020 Wood of the Month | Our Angico wood veneer inventory consists of various panel lengths, complete with a wide range of aesthetics. Typically flat cut, Angico wood veneer generally has rich reddish brown heartwood with slightly darker cathedrals. Angico veneer can also have pinks, tans and lighter brown tones as well, making...

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