Allard Lumber manufactures eight different species of northern hardwoods for the wholesale/commercial market: Red Oak, Soft Maple, Hard Maple, Cherry, Ash, Beech, Hickory and Basswood. We take great pride in producing premium products for use in high quality applications. Our hardwood lumber fills the needs of demanding buyers worldwide. All of the products we sell are produced and kiln dried at our state-of-the-art sawmill in Vermont.
Every board we produce and sell has been inspected by skilled lumber inspectors in the sawmill and then again after it has been dried to ensure accurate grade, tally, and consistent quality. Quality isn’t just a word at Allard–it’s what we do. Check out our hardwood products and see for yourself.
For more information, please contact Jason Aplin: JasonAplin@allardlumber.com or 802-579-6227
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Red Oak: Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. The oaks are by far the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forest.
Main Uses: Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork and moulding, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling and caskets.
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum)
Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days. Hard Maple is the standard wood for cutting boards because it imparts no taste to food and holds up well.
Main Uses: Flooring, furniture, paneling, ballroom and gymnasium floors, kitchen cabinets, worktops, table tops, butchers blocks, toys, kitchenware and millwork; stairs, handrails, moulding and doors.
Soft Maple (Acer rubrum)
Soft Maple grows throughout Eastern US and to a lesser extent on the West Coast.
Main Uses: Furniture, paneling and millwork, kitchen cabinets, mouldings, doors, musical instruments, and turnings. Soft maple is often used as a substitute for hard maple or stained to resemble other species such as cherry. Its physical and working properties also make it a possible substitute for beech.
Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Ash grows throughout the Eastern U.S. and belongs to the olive family. Ash is a popular species for food containers because the wood has no taste.
Main Uses: Furniture, flooring, doors, architectural millwork and moulding, kitchen cabinets, paneling, tool handles, baseball bats, hockey sticks, skis, oars and turnings.
Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Cherry grows throughout Midwestern and Eastern U.S. Main commercial areas: Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.
Main Uses: Fine furniture and cabinet making, mouldings and millwork, kitchen cabinets, paneling, flooring, doors, boat interiors, musical instruments, turnings and carvings.
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Basswood grows principally in the Northern and Lake states.
Main Uses: Carvings, turnings, furniture, pattern-making, mouldings, millwork and musical instruments. An important specialized use is Venetian blinds and shutters.
Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Beech grows throughout the Eastern U.S., commercial concentration is in the Central and Middle Atlantic states.
Main Uses: Furniture, doors, flooring, millwork, paneling, brush handles, woodenware, bending stock, toys and turnings. It is particularly suitable for food and liquid containers since there is no odor or taste.
Hickory (Carya ovata)
Hickory is a tough wood, strong and durable. In early days it was used to make wheels and spokes for wagons, carriages, carts, and early automobiles. Currently, it is frequently chosen for wood flooring due to its ability to resist wear, as well as for its character.
Main Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, flooring, tool handles, dowels, ladders, and sporting goods.