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June 22, 2020

Click here to start reading! Bocote and Ziricote highlight | Bocote and Ziricote are close relatives – both are Central American woods and belong to the cordia genus. Each wood is dark, dramatic, and full of contrast. Our M. Bohlke Lumber team has recently checked in some handsome Bocote and Ziricote.  European (Spessart) Oak...

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June 3, 2020

June 2020 Wood of the Month | Pearwood veneer is rather rare; at M. Bohlke we have both plain and figured Pearwood. Flat and quarter cut Pearwood veneer can be made available. Pearwood is native to central and eastern Europe with a wide distribution in some parts of Asia and the United States. These...

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May 12, 2020

May 2020 Wood of the Month | Carillian Birch Burl is a prime wood veneer choice when a project calls on a distinctive, luxurious aesthetic. Also spelled as Karelian, and sometimes called European Birch, Masur Birch or Flamey Birch. A visual showstopper It has creamy and tan hues, burly type figure and knots. The...

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April 30, 2020

We will re-open our business entirely starting Monday, May 4th. As of May 4th, all employees will be returning to work now that Ohio has allowed office & manufacturing plants to re-open. All employee pay has been reinstated to its full amount. Employees who are not able to return to work on May 4th...

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March 23, 2020

Dear Valued Clients, Vendors and Partners, As you know, this Coronavirus epidemic is a once-in-a-lifetime event that we hopefully never have to face again. The last few weeks having been very trying as we navigate uncharted waters with a constantly changing battle against the spread of this disease. On Sunday, March 22nd, Ohio Governor...

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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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