Lumber – Wood Species
These are the trees that lose their leaves in the fall (deciduous). Among an abundant variety, only 200 are plentiful and pliable enough for woodworking. Much like our skin, hardwoods have microscopic pores on the surface. The size of these pores determines the grain pattern and texture.
Softwoods come from “evergreen” trees (coniferous). The most popular softwoods are cedar, fir, pine and spruce.
Click on a species below for more information. Each type of wood has unique characteristics. The photos may not reflect the different grades or finishes available from Aitkin Hardwoods.
|Alder||Aspen||Black Ash||White Ash||Basswood|
|Red Cedar||Cherry||Douglas Fir||Hard Maple||Hickory|
|Soft Maple||Pine||Poplar||Red Oak||White Oak|