If you’re looking for the finest quality and best selection of imported lumber, you have found it. Manfred Bohlke’s obsession for superior lumber has led to our impressive inventory of square edge lumber, boules, and live edge slabs. All of our imported species have natural features and are extraordinary in beauty.
Our unique lumber business operates like a boutique, allowing you to select pieces of prime lumber you need. M. Bohlke Lumber is backed by our veneer business and warehouse that is over 175,000 square feet.
Our pursuit of high quality lumber makes us your clear choice for architectural millwork, yacht design, musical instrument industries, furniture design and more. When you shop with us, rest assured knowing the world’s most remarkable lumber is at your fingertips.
Our extensive inventory of imported square edge bunks includes various species and thicknesses. For precision, we measure each board for board footage and sell this inventory board by board. In 2017, we installed a vacuum dry kiln to aide in sawing and purchasing of ‘green’ or ‘wet’ lumber. This gives us control of the drying process to the specifications best fit for the species and customer.
A boule is an entire sawn log, held together in sequential form for purchase. Boules guarantee same color, grain, and size from one board to the next. Because of its stellar consistency as a result of each board coming from the same tree, high-end woodworkers and yacht builders prefer boule lumber.
We are always adapting to growing trends. As design trends navigate themselves toward a more organic theme, we provide ways to meet those trends with creative ideas. One growing trend in the design industry is the use of “natural” or “live edge” wood slabs. Dining tables, conference tables and bar countertops are prime examples of giving live edge slabs a second life. We stock a variety of indigenous and imported slabs for individual sale for whatever application you desire. Let us help you pick the perfect slab for your project. Please click here to see our current inventory or click below to view our table top specie list.
Our reclaimed and salvaged wood inventory is a treasure trove—from unique table bases to large chunks of salvaged wood, this inventory has something for everyone. We carry an assortment of tree root bases and trunks, as well as a growing inventory of salvaged beams, and rafter and joists from buildings that have been demolished.
Veneer manufacturing produces two distinct byproducts: backing boards and cores. Backing boards are thin planks of wood remaining after the veneer slicing process. These boards are stripped down and used for thin lumber or flooring. Cores are cylindrical chunks of wood leftover after the peeling process and are used for projects by wood turners and carvers. Contact us to see what wood treasures we have for you.