Our American timber / lumber and logwood boast the best temperate hardwood species of the world’s largest sawmilling industry.  It’s exclusively sourced from the sustainable forests of USA that embrace diverse wildlife and observe Best Practices Forest Management.  Thanks to optimal sustainability measures, the region grows more hardwood than it harvests.  The legal and sustainable status of our U.S. hardwood is independently confirmed and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate can be arranged.
Kash Global - Wood importer

Sawn Lumber / Timber

Species

Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Cherry, Ash, Walnut, Poplar.

Thickness

  •   4/4 = 2.54 cm
  •   5/4 = 3.18 cm
  •   6/4 = 3.81 cm
  •   8/4 = 5.08 cm

Grades / Dimensions

  • FAS (Minimum board size 6 inches X 8 feet/ Minimum yield 83⅓% clear wood cuttings on the poor face of the board)
  • FAS One Face (F1F) (At least one FAS face and one #1C face)
  • Number 1 Common (#1C) (Minimum board size 3 inches X 4 feet/ Minimum yield 66⅔% clear wood cuttings on the poor face of the board)
  • Number 2A Common (#2AC) (Minimum board size 3 inches X 4 feet/ Minimum yield 50% clear wood cuttings on the poor face of the board)

Dryness

  •   Green
  •   Kiln dried

Logs

Species

Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Cherry, Ash, Walnut, Poplar

Diameter

  •   16 – 19 Inches
  •   20 Inches and over

Length

8, 9, 10 Feet and their multiplications (i.e. 16,18, 20 … feet)

We would love to hear from you and to discuss your timber/ lumber and logwood requirements. 

+44 7472 155 352

malek@kashglobal.co.uk

Main features of American hardwood

American timber / lumber presents a fine variety of colour, grain and distinct characteristics; from the warmth of dark red oak to the brightness of maple and ash which makes it suitable for various domestic and industrial applications.  Details in this document are for general guidance only.  Features and availability of American hardwood species vary. Please contact Kash global for your specific needs.

RED OAK

Description

Light brown, straight-grained, coarse-textured and porous.

Mechanical characteristics

Hard, heavy, medium bending strength and stiffness, high crushing strength and easy to finish and stain.

 

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.63

705 kg/m3

6.6%

98.599 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

12,549 MPa

46.610 MPa

5,738 N

Performance

Very good staining, polishing and finishing.  Good machining, nailing, screwing and glowing.  High shrinkage with movement in humid conditions, slightly non-resistant to heartwood decay, but moderately easy to treat with preservatives and thermally modifiable.

Usage examples

Moulding, flooring, furniture, doors and cabinets.

WHITE OAK

Description

Light brown, straight-grained, medium to coarse textured and impermeable.

Mechanical characteristics

Hard, relatively heavy, medium bending and compression strength, lower stiffness and easy to finish and stain.

 

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.68

769 kg/m3

12.6%

104.804 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

12,273 MPa

44.955 MPa

6,049 N

Performance

Good machining, drilling, nailing, screwing, glowing, staining, polishing and finishing.  High shrinkage with movement in humid conditions, resistant to decay and to preservative treatment.

Usage examples

Moulding, flooring, furniture, doors, cabinets and glulam beams.

HARD MAPLE

Description

Creamy white sapwood and reddish brown heartwood, straight-grained, close fine texture, can have curly or bird-eyed and darkens on exposure to light.

Mechanical characteristics

Hard, heavy, good strength, bendable and highly resistant to scraping and wearing.

 

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.63

705 kg/m3

11.90%

108.941 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

12,618 MPa

53.988 MPa

6,450 N

Performance

excellent machining, boring, turning and finishing.  Good glueing, planning, drilling, carving and moulding.  Easy to sand, stain and polish. Fair screwing and nailing.  Non-resistant to decay and resistant to preservative treatment.

Usage examples

Moulding, flooring, furniture, cabinets and cutlery.

SOFT MAPLE

Description

Light greyish sapwood and reddish brown heartwood, straight-grained and fine texture and permeable.

Mechanical characteristics

Relatively hard and fairly bendable. Medium compression strength. Low stiffness and shock resistance.

 

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.54

609 kg/m3

10.50%

92.393 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

9,998 MPa

45.093 MPa

4,225 N

Performance

excellent machining, boring, planning and finishing.  Good glueing, drilling, carving and moulding.  Easy to sand, stain and polish. Fair screwing and nailing.  Non-resistant to decay and fairly resistant to preservative treatment.

Usage examples

Moulding, flooring, furniture, cabinets and cutlery.

CHERRY

Description

Creamy white sapwood and reddish brown heartwood, finely, uniformly and un-pronouncedly straight-grained, fine smooth texture and darkens on exposure to light.

Mechanical characteristics

Relatively soft and bendable. Medium density, strength and shock resistance but low stiffness.

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.5

561 kg/m3

9.20%

84.809 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

10,274 MPa

49.023 MPa

4,226 N

Performance

Excellent carving and moulding. Good machining, planning, turning, glueing, screwing and nailing.  Very easy to sand, stain and finish.  Resistant to decay and moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

Usage examples

Moulding, furniture, doors, cabinets, panels and musical instruments.

ASH

Description

Light-coloured, straight-grained, coarse uniform texture and natural warm flecks and streaks.

Mechanical characteristics

Hard with excellent shock resistance, good strength and bending and porous.

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.6

673 kg/m3

10.70%

103.425 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

11,977 MPa

51.092 MPa

5,871 N

Performance

Good machining, nailing, glueing, screwing, laminating and stability.  Very easy to stain and polish.  Non-resistant to decay and moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

Usage examples

Moulding, furniture, flooring and doors.

WALNUT

Description

Creamy white sapwood and dark brown heartwood, straight-grained but can be wavy-grained.

Mechanical characteristics

Tough, hard, medium density, moderate bending and crushing strength and low stiffness.

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.55

609 kg/m3

10.20%

100.677 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

11,584 MPa

52.264 MPa

4,492 N

Performance

Excellent planning, turning and moulding.  Good machining, nailing and glueing.  Very easy to stain and polish.  Stable and highly resistant to decay.

Usage examples

furniture, flooring, doors, cabinets and panels.

POPLAR / TULIPWOOD

Description

Creamy white sapwood and soft yellow, brown or green heartwood, straight-grained, medium to fine texture and darkens on exposure to light.

Mechanical characteristics

Paramount strength, stiffness, stability and shock resistance.  Relatively low density, compression and hardness. Easy to finish and stain.

Specific Gravity (12% M.C.)

Average Weight (12% M.C.)

Average Volume Shrinkage (Green to 6% M.C.)

Modulus of Rupture

0.42

449 kg/m3

9.80%

69.640 MPa

Modulus of Elasticity

Compressive strength (parallel to grain)

Hardness

10,894 MPa

38.198 MPa

2,402 N

Performance

Extremely good machining, planning, bending, glueing and laminating.  Good screwing and easy to stain and polish.  Non-resistant to decay, unstable and moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Thermally modifiable.

Usage examples

Moulding, curving, furniture, flooring, panels, cabinets, glulam beams, CLT and doors.