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It always amazes me when I consider how our capacity to love increases when we have children. The moment our babies emerge our hearts explode with this new overwhelming emotion and we are never the same again. They bring out of us such intense emotions, love, happiness, sorrow and excitement that no one else can. This month my daughter Alison is getting married and now I will share her heart with another, but I know it is big enough for both of us, and the children to come, may God bless the new Webster family!  

~Rick Hearne

Recent News: Final Stages

The Hearnes stayed home for the month of September, focusing their energy on trying to finish our administrative office building. Baseboards were installed, the heating system was tested, some of the custom cabinets and built-ins were positioned, slowly but surly we are getting closer!

installing built-ins to conference room

Internet Store: Birdseye Walnut Log

Yes, we said Birdseye Walnut!... In actuality the log has a ton of teeny tiny bark inclusions giving it the appearance of Birdseye figure... but this is the first time we have ever seen this occurrence in Black Walnut! In addition to the curious markings, this log has a gorgeous chocolate brown color. If you are a fan of American Walnut you do not want to miss checking out this one of a kind log! ~Click Here for More Information- Sku #MB0375.

This month's new items are Sku #s TG0501- TG0510 & MB0365- MB0379. A few of these items include TG0505- Figured Goncalo Alvez, TG0509-Misc. Exotic Hardwood Bundle, MB0366- Claro Walnut Slab, MB0370- Jarrah Burl, MB0372- Claro Walnut Burl, MB0378- Birdseye Maple Set.


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

Birdseye Black Walnut Board

~MB0375 Birdseye Walnut

Newsletter Special of the Month: 4/4 Natural Birdseye Maple

While Supplies last, we are offering our Newsletter Subscribers a sale on 4/4 Natural Birdseye Maple: $4.00 a board foot for orders of 200 bf or less and $3.00 a board foot for quantities of 201 bf or more!

This sale is for random width and length, natural Birdseye Maple material (natural- meaning it will be a mix of sap and heartwood). Widths run 3-8 inches (average 4-6 inches) with lengths of 5-10 feet (6-9 foot average). Your order will contain an assortment of figure from low to heavy.

~If you have any additional questions or would like to place an order please email us at [email protected] or call (888) 814~0007.

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

sample picture of natural birdseye maple

Featured Wood: American Chestnut

American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, comprised over 60% of the Eastern hardwood forest when the European settlers first arrived in North America. Do to its abundance, wonderful stable disposition and lightweight, the colonials used it for every utility purpose. Alas at the turn of the 20th century American Chestnut trees came under attack from chestnut blight and by 1920 almost all of the Chestnut trees were dead. Fortunately today the American Chestnut Society is making wonderful progress restoring the species by breading blight resistant trees.

Presently most of the Chestnut lumber that is sold is reclaimed material. All of our stock is reclaimed: we purchase old timber beams, de-nail them and re-saw them into boards. This rustic wood has a golden-brown color, coarse texture and is widely used in old homes... the more defects the better and is prized when full of wormholes! Click Here to View Sample Pictures of American Chestnut Reclaimed Lumber.

sample picture of wormy american chestnut

~Sample Picture of Wormy American Chestnut -Click Here to View More!

Announcements: South African Turning Squares

This past month we received two packages of South African turning squares in various sizes, colors, and species!! Sizes range from a couple of inches to a couple of feet. Perfect for small turning projects such as pens, candleholders, bowls, etc. Colors vary from cream, to pink, to red, to brown...

Species Include but are not limited to: Candlewood, Wild Olive, Ironwood, Tamboti, White Stinkwood, White Milkwood, Scented Thorn, Pink Ivory, Weeping Boar Bean, Buffalo Thorn, Assegai, Jacaranda, Cape Beech, Monkey Thorn, Coastal Red Milwood, Wild Peach, Karree, Caspe Ash, Outeniqua Yellowwood, Lemonwood, Silky Oak, Malabar, Black Alder, Black Stinkwood, Syringa.

If you would like additional information on any of this material please give us a call at (888) 814 ~0007 and ask for Morgan Buchanan, or email him at [email protected]. Morgan is slowly adding these items to the Internet Store (sku #s MB0380- MB0400) and as always, you are more than welcome to stop in and look through the material yourself. To view sample pictures of our available South African Turning Squares, please Click Here ~ South African Turning Gallery.

sample picture of south african turning material

~Click Here to View More Available South African Turning Squares

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.