Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light reddish brown. Relatively narrow sapwood is nearly white and isn’t always sharply or demarcated from the heartwood. Numerous small pin knots are not uncommon in some pieces—especially in wood harvested from smaller ornamental trees.
Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight; fine, and even texture with a moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Rated as durable to very durable regarding decay resistance; also resistant to termites and powder post beetles.
Workability: Good overall working characteristics, and works easily with both hand and machine tools. However, the wood is both soft and weak, giving it poor screw-holding capabilities. It also tends to sand unevenly due to the difference in density between the earlywood and latewood zones. Glues and finishes well. Holds paint well.
Works well for canoes and other light weight watercraft.
Lumber is sold by the Board Foot (BM). 1 BM = 1” x 12” x 12”. Sample : plank 2” x 6” x 8’ 2x6x8 divide by 12 = 8 BM
Noah’s stocks most lumber as rough, random width and length, up to 20’ when available. We will pick planks as close as possible to your requirements. We will also dress 2 sides, rip to width, and cut to length at no extra charge.