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As 2007 comes to a close we reflect on the changes in our lives. This year brought many changes with the departures of some family members and close friends taking a little of our love along with them, but it also brought opportunities as we build new relationships with the new people in our lives. The Hearne Hardwood family has grown with the additions of Angela, Dave and Cody for whom we are grateful and we are pleased to announce the engagement of Brian to Mollie Daze. This is a wonderful period to offer thanks for the blessings in our lives and to dream for the future. Many thanks to our loyal customers and our new friends for making 2007 a successful year. Happy New Year!

~Rick Hearne

Recent News:

Hearne Hardwoods was buzzing during the month of December. Rick spent some time on the West Coast buying Walnut and salvaged Redwood burl. He acquired three trailer loads that he can't wait to cut. The highly figured Redwood logs are three to four feet in diameter and eight feet long. We will be sure to share cutting photos!

Lee Hearne and Chris Tankalavage traveled through Western Pennsylvania to the Alleghany Forest. They purchased some superb Curly Cherry. It will be available for sale by the first or second week of January.

snowy alleghany forest

Internet Store: Amboyna Burl

Over the past few months we have been adding some extraordinary pieces of Amboyna burl to our Internet Store. The quality, color and figure are amazing! Many different sizes are available, ranging from wood turning material to boards perfect for tabletops! To see our inventory of Amboyna click here.

For those of you that may be unfamiliar with Amboyna, it is an extremely hard/ dense wood from Southeast Asia. The color ranges from brilliant orange-red-yellow. We most commonly sell it in burl form; however straight grain and pippy figure are sometimes available.

~We continue to strive to make your online shopping experience as easy as possible. Please email us with any suggestions that you may have to improve the Internet Store and/or with any items that you would like to see featured for sale.  Contact us at [email protected].


~Amboyna available for sale

Newsletter Special of the Month: 4/4 Common Black Walnut

January's "Newsletter Special" is 4/4 common grade Black Walnut. This material is normally priced at $2.55 a board foot but purchase 100 board feet or more and your price is $2.05 a bf. Boards run 4- 8.5 inches wide and 6- 16 feet long. Common Walnut is 50% clear of defects; defects meaning knots, checks, and cracks. For more information or to place an order please call (888) 814 - 0007 or e-mail: [email protected].

~Newsletter Specials are for Newsletter subscribers only. Please mention this offer when inquiring about our products or placing an order.

common walnut photo

Featured Wood: Black Walnut

Black Walnut, Juglans nigra, is native to North America, with most of our stock coming from the Northeast part of the United States. Other names for Black Walnut include: American Walnut, Eastern Walnut, Pennsylvania Walnut, and Virginia Walnut. Due to its growing location, it is no surprise that Walnut was commonly used in early American furniture. Other uses include: cabinetry, hardwood flooring, architectural millwork, guitar building, woodturning, veneer and much more.

The Walnut tree is a hearty, shade tolerant species that can grow to be quite large both in width and in height. As a lumber producer, Walnuts are superior to many other species. The trunks grow straight and clear and yield a high percentage of FAS lumber. The texture of Walnut lumber is peaceful, the grain can usually be worked from either direction and it takes a rich finish. Due to over harvesting the availability of high quality Walnut has diminished and the grading standards are more relaxed for this species. A FAS board only has to be about 67% clear of defects while most species need to be 84% usable.
Most Walnut lumber is steamed right after it is sawn; this darkens the sapwood by pulling the browns from the heartwood, homogenizing the color of the board. We do not steam our Black Walnut, leaving all of the beautiful browns, golds and purples to tell their stories.

Normal Black Walnut lumber runs 4- 24 inches wide, however 36-67 inches can/ have been found.  Lengths commonly run 8-16 feet. View available slabs for sale in our Flitch & Log Run Inventory. For more information or to check prices and availability please call (888) 814~0007 or email us at [email protected].

walnut sample photo

To view more sample photos of our Black Walnut, click below:

~Black Walnut Gallery


New Arrival: We could not wait for our new site to launch (February 1, 2008) to tell you about the following item...

4/4 and 5/4 Genuine Mahogany Crotches- We have 750 board feet available. Most of the material is 10 to 20 inches wide by 3 feet long. Boards show minor checking. Perfect for panels and fine furniture. The price is $30 a board foot. During the month of January, purchase 50 bf, mention this offer and your price drops to $25 a bf.

~For more information or to place an order please call: (888) 814~0007 or email us at [email protected].



Hearne Hardwoods Company Christmas Party- Rick Hearne hosted our annual Christmas party on December 15th at Wyncote Golf Club. The food, music, and company were excellent. We are all very grateful to Rick for his kindness.

mahogany crotch

"Pat with Mahogany Crotch"~ click here to enlarge photo.

Business Hours:

Normal Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. Walk-ins are always welcome.  Please call ahead if there are specific slabs you are interested in seeing.  We look forward to your visit.

Hearne Hardwoods will be closed Monday, December 31, 2007 & January 1, 2008. We would like to wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2008!