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Species Overview2017-12-07T14:55:34+00:00

Find Your Fit

There’s no lack of options when it comes to Wood Haven products.

We feature more than a half dozen wood species to choose from—helping you find the perfect pairing for your project. And every option has been specifically selected to provide the best combination of beauty, workability, and performance.

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WESTERN RED CEDAR

Western Red Cedar is typically reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. This wood has a straight grain and a medium to course texture. Western Red Cedar has been rated as durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is not resistant to insect attack.

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Ipê

Ipê, often called Brazilian walnut, is a beautiful exotic wood from South America. Typically used for decking and other outdoor applications, ipê structures are hard, strong, and naturally resistant to rot, abrasion and weather. It is almost twice as dense as most woods and up to five times harder. It is dark brown in color.

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GARAPA

This is a Brazilian hardwood. This wood is a beautiful light golden yellow with a medium luster and a fine grain. Garapa is a very strong and durable wood, scratch resistant, resistant to rot and decay, and also resistant to insects and fungi.

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CYPRESS

Cypress is a light-colored wood with an even grain. It is rot, fungi, and insect resistant. Bald cypress grows in swampy areas along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to southern Florida, west along the Gulf Coast to southeastern Texas and along the Mississippi river valley to southeastern Illinois. About one-half of the cypress lumber comes from the Southern States and one-fourth from the South Atlantic States.

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MAHOGANY

There are many woods called mahoganies. And many are beautiful and durable but the only genuine Mahogany is Swietenia Macophylla. Old-growth Mahogany from South and Central America is very expensive and difficult to obtain. Fortunately, we have a source for farm-raised genuine mahogany in Fiji.

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THERMAL ASH

Ash is a well-rounded wood for a variety of applications, including furniture, sports equipment, and even musical instruments. It has excellent shock resistance and stains and finishes very well. It’s a natural choice for thermal treatment with the process further enhancing the wood’s characteristics.

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THERMAL HACKBERRY

Hackberry is a beautiful and well-performing wood, featuring high shock resistance with moderate bending strength. It stains and finishes beautifully, and it planes and cuts very well. Its light color, easy workability, and great response to our thermal-treatment process makes it a good fit for rainscreens and other exterior applications.

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