SPECIES GUIDE

Your complete guide to the species we offer here at North State Hardwoods.

For direct access to a specific species, use the quick navigation bar below.

 
poplar wood

POPLAR

liriodendron tulipfera

  • Sapwood - cream/white

  • Heartwood - variations of yellow, green, brown & purple

  • Density - light

  • Texture - fine to medium

  • Grain - straight & uniform

  • Machining - with ease

  • Uses - furniture, cabinets, moulding, paneling, doors, turning, pallets, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
white oak wood

WHITE OAK

quercus alba

  • Sapwood - light/white

  • Heartwood - light to darkish brown

  • Density - hard & heavy

  • Texture - medium to coarse

  • Grain - straight

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - flooring, furniture, caskets, barrels, moulding, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
red oak wood

RED OAK

quercus rubra

  • Sapwood - white to light brown

  • Heartwood - pinkish/reddish brown

  • Density - hard & heavy

  • Texture - coarse

  • Grain - straight

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - flooring, furniture, caskets, doors, moulding, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
walnut wood

WALNUT

juglans regia

  • Sapwood - creamy white

  • Heartwood - light to chocolate brown, some red/purple

  • Density - medium

  • Texture - fine

  • Grain - straight, some wavy or curly

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - furniture, gun stocks, flooring, paneling, millwork, cabinets, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
cherry wood

CHERRY

prunus serotina

  • Sapwood - creamy white

  • Heartwood - rich red or brown

  • Density - medium

  • Texture - fine & smooth

  • Grain - straight, some curly

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - furniture, cabinets, moulding, boating interiors, musical instruments, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
ash wood

ASH

fraxinus

  • Sapwood - light to white

  • Heartwood - pale yellow to grayish brown

  • Density - light but hard

  • Texture - smooth

  • Grain - straight

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - furniture, cabinets, moulding, flooring, baseball bats, turnings, tool handles, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
soft maple wood

SOFT MAPLE

Acer saccharinum

  • Sapwood - grayish white

  • Heartwood - light to dark brown

  • Density - medium hard

  • Texture - semi smooth

  • Grain - straight, sometimes curly or wormy

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - furniture, cabinets, musical instrument, turnings, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
hickory wood

HICKORY

carya laciniosa, carya glabra, carya ovata

  • Sapwood - white to cream

  • Heartwood - tan/reddish brown

  • Density - hard & heavy

  • Texture - medium

  • Grain - close & straight

  • Machining - difficult

  • Uses - flooring, tool handles, furniture, & more.

  • Available in lumber only

 
sycamore wood

SYCAMORE

acer pseudoplatanus, platanus occidentalis

  • Sapwood - white to light tan

  • Heartwood - dark/reddish brown

  • Density - light to medium

  • Texture - fine & even

  • Grain - interlocked

  • Machining - fairly well

  • Uses - veneer, plywood, trim, flooring, crates, furniture, turnings, & more.

  • Available in slabs only

 
white pine wood

EASTERN WHITE PINE

pinus strobus

  • Sapwood - white to pale yellow

  • Heartwood - light brown, sometimes reddish

  • Density - light to medium

  • Texture - medium

  • Grain - straight

  • Machining - good

  • Uses - crates, boxes, millwork, construction, carving, & more.

  • Available in slabs and lumber

 
yellow pine wood

SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE

pinus palustris

  • Sapwood - yellowish white

  • Heartwood - reddish brown

  • Density - light to medium

  • Texture - fine to medium

  • Grain - straight

  • Machining - fairly well

  • Uses - construction, subflooring, trusses, & more.

  • Available in lumber only