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Hearne Hardwoods is now FSC and SFI Certified. These are valuable tools to improve sustainable forest management involving a closed chain of custody from the stump to the board. We have always been conscious of responsible forest management back to the days when we harvested most of our own logs (the good ol' days, sigh); we would top the larger trees before we felled them to prevent damage to the under story. It was a good feeling to be able to point out woodlots that we had harvested that were still beautiful, full of wild life and producing timber for future generations. This is what it's all about. This is not a very big planet for the population of the world and we need to use all of the resources responsibly.

~Rick Hearne

Recent News:

This month it was Brian Hearne who was off shopping- He took a trip to England in search of some new Oak logs. What he found is sure to impress, he purchased some fabulous English Oak including: English Brown Oak Burl, English Burr Oak, English Pippy Oak, and flat sawn European Oak. In addition, he found some English Elm Burl, English Elm, English Sycamore, and Figured Ash that was too good to pass up!

All of these logs are "Old Estate Logs" and are FSC certified. We will post more information when they arrive here in Pennsylvania.

~Click here to view pictures from Brian's Buying Trip.

English Oak Log

Internet Store: "Specials"

We often get the question "Do you have anything on sale?" Well the answer is always YES. Sale items are put on our Internet Store under the category "Specials". Surplus custom made flooring, small piles of book matched lumber, extras from millwork projects, even plywood can find it's way onto this page. If you aren't specific about the species of lumber you need, you just might be able to find a "deal" on the material for your next project.

~ Click Here to View our "Specials" Page.

birdseye maple molding picture

Natural Birdseye Maple Molding

Newsletter Special of the Month: 20% off English Oak Flitches

To kick off the New Year and make room for Brian's recent buying trip we are putting all of our English Oak logs on sale for the entire month of January. This special offer does include our English Pippy Oak and English Burr Oak flitches (for those of you that may not know, the term "burr" is the European equivalent to our "burl").

Our current English Oak Flitch material is running 17-38 inches wide by 50-108 inches long. Thickness range from 4/4- 10/4. Click here to view our available English Oak Flitches. If you have additional questions or would like to place an order please call our European Wood Sales Manger, Ed King: (888) 814-0007 or email him at [email protected].

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

english burl oak flitch

Featured Wood: Monkey Pod

Monkey Pod, Pithecellobium saman, is a tropical hardwood found in Central America and the Pacific Islands. It is a low to medium density wood, as far as hardwoods go, but it is readily available and often more cost efficient than most exotics.

Sometimes referred to as Rain Tree, Mimosa, or Saman, it is a very flexible wood with many uses including: fine furniture, wood turning, carving, architectural millwork, and hardwood flooring. Most commonly Monkey Pod is golden brown in color however trees grown on the Hawaiian Islands can have gorgeous streaks of reds and browns.

We carry Monkey Pod in flitch stock material. Our current stock is 8/4- 12/4; widths are averaging about 30 inches; lengths around 86 inches. View available slabs in our Flitch & Log Run Inventory. For more information or to check pricing and availability please call (888) 814~0007 or email us at [email protected].

sample of Monkey Pod

Color Sample: Monkey Pod

~To View More Example Photos Click Here

Announcements: FSC and SFI Certified

We are happy to announce that we have recently been approved for FSC and SFI certification*.

*Please note, we are not currently stocking FSC or SFI Certified lumber as of yet and unless our other products are identified as such please assume that they are not certified. In the coming months we will send you more information concerning what FSC & SFI hardwoods we will be supplying along with pricing, dimensions, etc. If you would like additional information please give us a call (888) 814-0007.

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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.

Everyone at Hearne Hardwoods would like to wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!! We will be closing at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 31, 2008 and reopening at 8am on Friday, January 2, 2009.