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March 16, 2020

Valued Customers, Clients, and Friends Due to the difficult COVID-19 situation, we understand many travel plans and customer inspections have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We think this is the best scenario to protect our families, communities and companies. We are all together in this difficult time. At M. Bohlke Corp. we are still...

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March 2, 2020

March 2020 Wood of the Month | Imbuya, Imbuia, Brazilian Walnut. Imbuya goes by many different names. Although it is not a true Walnut, Imbuya wood veneer possesses many of the same characteristics such as rich colors and interesting grain patterns. Natural individuality Found primarily in Brazil, Imbuya grows to heights of 130 feet...

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March 2, 2020

All about Monkeypod lumber: Monkeypod, Raintree, Saman | In our most recent M. Bohlke Lumber newsletter, we delve into its workability, characteristics and what our Monkeypod live edge and Bohlke lumber inventory currently looks like. The name Monkeypod comes from the shape of the fruit these trees produce. Outside of Hawaii, one of the...

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February 3, 2020

February 2020 Wood of the Month | Commonly called Ceylon Satinwood, Satinwood veneer and lumber has fine texture and a high natural luster. The colors range from a rich and bright yellow to a deeper golden hue. Darker streaks throughout are typical. Quarter cut Satinwood veneer has incredibly desirable mottled, ropey or ribbon figure....

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January 6, 2020

January 2020 Wood of the Month | We are kicking off the New Year with one gorgeous wood veneer: Cocobolo (sometimes called Nicaragua Rosewood). Every log has its own unique color palette. The heartwood colors can range from shades of brown with black or purple streaks to yellow, orange or deep red. The sapwood...

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December 30, 2019

Click here to read our November-December 2019 Lumber Newsletter, all about exterior hardwood. In this issue: Lesser Known Exterior Hardwood Species | Teak and Ipe are very popular choices for exterior applications. In this issue, we give snapshots about several imported species with characteristics similar to Teak. From boat building to decking options, these...

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December 5, 2019

December 2019 WOM | Limba Frake is highly decorative. This architectural wood veneer is indisputably unique from log to log – always exquisite in appearance. Some of our available logs have figure, some have sap; others exemplify great structure and some have broken stripe. Colors range from a light yellow-brown to a more golden...

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November 4, 2019

November 2019 WOM | Cerejeira wood veneer is our team’s pick for November. While Cerejeira Crotch wood veneer is very popular in our industry, we think that flat cut Cerejeira deserves recognition, too. Cerejeira is a South American wood that emits a sweet smell, similar to vanilla or cumiran. Heartwood color ranges from a...

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October 22, 2019

Click here to read our September-October 2019 Lumber Newsletter. Highlights this issue: Coming Soon… Lumber by Appointment. Complete Species List | Don’t see a species listed that you’re looking for? Please inquire, as we generally have veneer logs to cut into lumber that can be kiln dried on short order. Our Open House |...

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October 8, 2019

Our 2019 lumber open house this past Saturday was a hit! We opened our doors to the communities of Fairfield and Hamilton, raising $500 for Animal Friends Humane Society (AFHS) in Hamilton, OH (@animalfriendshumanesociety) plus a wonderful amount of item donations. The $500 was raised from our Walnut live edge raffle… and our winner is Brooklyn...

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