Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Material

Hood Distribution supports responsible forest management and is FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certified. FSC certification provides a credible link between production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.

As a multi-stakeholder organization, FSC applies the directive of its members to develop forest management and chain of custody standards, deliver trademark assurance and provide accreditation services to a global network of committed businesses, organizations and communities.

Long standing relationships with reputable sawmills that possess the same initiatives as Hood Distribution afford us the ability to meet your certified wood requirements.


 

Alder

Alder has become the preferred Cherry substitute for residential cabinetry and millwork. The excellent machining and finishing characteristics coupled with the cost savings make Alder the easy choice for any interior woodworking project.

1/4″ A-C, A-4, B-4 and C-C
1/2″ A-C and B-2
3/4″ A-2, A-C, B-2 and C-C
3/4″ 5×8 A-4

Plain Sliced and Plank Matched Faces
Veneer Core, MDF Core and Combi Core


 

Ash, White & Natural

Ash has a nearly white sapwood with a brown to yellow heartwood. This American species has coarse, straight grain that is heavy and stiff. Ash also has hard, medium, and soft texture depending on the area of the country that it is grown. The good machining, excellent finishing, and excellent bending qualities make Ash a great choice for any interior application. This product is offered in both white and natural.

1/4″ A-4, B-2 and B-4
1/2″ A-1, B-1 and B-2
3/4″ A-1 and B-2

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) and Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core, MDF Core and Combi Core


 

Aspen

Aspen

Aspen grows in the USA and Canada and is related to cottonwood and Canadian Poplar. Aspen is whitish to creamy gray in color with a straight, even and fine grain pattern. Aspen is soft and light in weight making it an excellent choice for the cores of veneer core plywood. Machining and finishing properties are only fair because of the wooly grain that sometimes appears in Aspen.

1/4″ (5.2mm) Good 1 Side
1/2″ (12mm) Good 2 Side
3/4″ (18mm) Good 2 Side
1″ (25mm) Good 2 Side

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Birch, White, Natural & Red

White Birch, Sweet Birch, and Yellow Birch make up the Birch species. Birch grows in the United States and Canada. It has a fine texture with straight grain that contains yellow sapwood and brown heartwood with a tinge of reddish color. Birch is hard and heavy in weight. It has good machining and excellent finishing characteristics. Birch is used for a painted or stained interior application.

1/8″ A-4 Bending
1/4″ B-4 Beaded
1/4″ B-2 and B-4
1/2″ A-1, B-2 and C-3
3/4″ A-1, A-2, B-2, C-3 and D-3
3/4″ 4×10 B-2
3/4″ 5×8 A-4

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

 

Birch, Hood Ply

White & Natural
3/4″ Proprietary Grade

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Cedar, Aromatic

Aromatic Cedar grows on the eastern half of the United States. It contains very little sapwood that is white in color with the majority of the tree being a purplish to red heartwood. Aromatic Cedar has a straight, fine textured grain that is moderately heavy and dense. It is most commonly used to line closets or trunks due to the distinct smell of this wood. #1 Common is the most clear grade available in Aromatic Cedar. It contains many pin knots due the abundance of small limbs that grow from the trunk of the tree. Aromatic Cedar machines excellent and finishes well.

1/4″ A-3 and A-4
1/2″ A-2

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core


 

Cherry, American

Cherry grows on the eastern half of the United States. The sapwood is nearly white with a pinkish to dark red heartwood. Cherry is used for interior applications and has a fine, straight, and closed grain. It is hard in texture, machines and finishes excellent.

1/4″ B-4 Beaded
1/4″ A-4, B-1, B-2 and B-4
1/2″ A-2 and B-2
3/4″ A-1 and B-2
3/4″ 4×10 A-1
3/4″ A-4 and 5X8

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

Cypress, Yellow

Yellow Cypress is also referred to as Bald Cypress. It grows in the Southeastern United States and contains a yellow to yellowish red color. The springwood is soft and hard summerwood that is moderately durable. The machining and finishing properties are excellent causing it to gain in popularity among woodworkers.

1/4″ A-3
1/2″ A-2
3/4″ A-1

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core


Grandis Red

The specie offers a straight grain and a consistent medium pink color that can be finished to resemble other fine wood species. Red Grandis is a top quality solid wood product. It is ideally suited for high end applications in residential and commercial use, including furniture, cabinets, moldings, interior design, doors and windows, satisfying the needs of the
most demanding markets.
1/4” B-1, B-2, B-2 and B-4
1/2” B-1
3/4” B-1 and B-2
Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core

 


 

Hickory

Pecan, pignut, and butternut are all common names for Hickory. The color varies from almost white sapwood to a dark brown to pinkish heartwood. Most people are drawn to this species because of the varying and inconsistent color. Hickory is heavy, hard, and tough making it difficult to machine and finish.

1/4″ A-2, A-4, B-2 and B-4
1/2″ B-2
3/4″ A-1 and B-2

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

Mahogany (Khaya), African

African Mahogany is also known as Khaya and grows in Africa. The color varies from a light to a dark reddish-brown, making it a great substitute for Honduras Mahogany. The grain is interlocked to straight, usually producing a “ribbon” appearance. The workability is great with excellent finishing properties.

1/4″ A-4 and B-4
1/2″ A-1 and B-2
3/4″ A-1, A-4 and B-2
3/4″ 4×10 A-4

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

 

Maple, White & Natural

Other common names for Hard maple are sugar maple and hard rock maple. Hard Maple grows in the Eastern United States and Canada with a color that is creamy white to a pinkish tinge. The grain is closed and straight that is sometimes curly with a fine texture. This species is very hard and tough which is moderately difficult to machine. The finishing properties are great once it is machined properly. Birds-eye Maple figure is also produced from the Hard Maple log.

1/4″ B-2 and B-4 Beaded
1/4″ A-1, A-4, B-2, B-4 and C-4
1/4″ 4×10 B-4
1/2″ A-1, B-2, B-4 and C-3
3/4″ A-1, B-2, C-2 and D-3
3/4″ 4×10 B-2 and C-2
3/4″ A-3 and 5×8

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) and Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


Maple, Pre-Finished, White & Natural

1/4″ B-2 and C-4 UV1S
3/8″ C-2 UV1S
1/2″ C-2 UV1S and UV2S
5/8″ C-2 UV2S
3/4″ B-2, C-2 and C-3 UV1S and UV2S

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Maple, Hood Ply, White

1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″

Proprietary Grade
Rotary Cut (Whole Piece) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Maple, Pre-Finished, White, Hood Ply

1/4″ UV1S
1/2″ UV1S and UV2S
3/4″ UV1S and UV2S

Proprietary Grade
Rotary Cut (Whole Piece) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Oak, Red

Commonly named for the region that it grows. Southern Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, and Appalachian Red Oak are all part of the Red Oak family. Red Oak grows on the eastern half of the United States and Southeast Canada. The Sapwood can be grayish to white in color, while the heartwood is pinkish to red to wheat in color depending on the area it was harvested. This species has an open grain that is straight and coarse in texture. It is hard and heavy with excellent machining and finishing properties.

1/4″ B-2 and B-4 Beaded
1/4″ A-2, B-2 and B-4
1/2″ A-1, B-2 and C-3
3/4″ A-1, B-2 and C-3
3/4″ B-4 and 5×8

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) and Plain Sliced Faces
(Rift and Quarter Sawn also available)
Veneer Core, MDF Core and PB Core


 

Oak, White

White Oak grows in the eastern half of the United States and Southeast Canada. The sapwood is whitish to light brown and the heartwood is light brown to a rich dark brown. With its excellent exterior durability, White Oak is often used in the manufacturing of wood boats or the decks and interior of other boats. This species is straight grained that has a coarse texture. It is heavy and strong with excellent machining and finishing properties.

1/4″ A-4 and B-4
1/2″ B-2
3/4″ A-1 and B-2

Rotary Cut (Whole Piece & Spliced) and Plain Sliced Faces
(Rift and Quarter Sawn also available)
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

Pine, Eastern White (Knotty)

Commonly known as just White Pine and grows in the eastern half of the United States and Canada. It has a large ring of sapwood that is pale white with a creamy to reddish narrow heartwood. EWP has a straight grain that has little contrast and a fine texture. It is light in weight with excellent finishing and machining properties. Most of the EWP that is used in the cabinet and millwork industry is a knotty, furniture grade that contains knots that are approximately 1″ in diameter and scattered throughout the boards.

1/4″ A-4, B-4 and C-4
1/2″ B-2 and C-2
3/4″ B-2 and C-2

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core


 

Poplar, Yellow

Poplar is commonly known as American Tulipwood which grows east of the Mississippi River in the United States. The sapwood is nearly white with a greenish to brown to purple heartwood. It has straight grain with a fine texture. Poplar is only moderately heavy and hard with excellent machining and finishing properties. The majority of the Poplar used in millwork will be painted.

1/4″ B-4
1/2″ B-2
3/4″ B-2

Rotary Cut (Spliced) Faces
Veneer Core


 

Sapele

Sapele grows in Africa and is most commonly used as a Honduras Mahogany substitute. The color is medium to dark reddish-brown that has a well defined ribbon stripe. The grain is straight, sometimes wavy and fine textured. Sapele has excellent finishing and machining properties.

1/4″ A-4 and B-1
1/2″ A-1
3/4″ A-2
3/4″ A-4 and 5×8

Plain Sliced and Quarter Sawn Faces
Veneer Core


 

Walnut, American

Walnut grows in the Eastern United States and Southern Canada. The sapwood is a yellowish brown that will darken when steamed while the heartwood is brown to a rich chocolate color. The grain is straight, sometimes curly and is medium in texture. Walnut is heavy, hard, strong, and durable. Sapwood is only a defect in “A” face veneer plywood, while the other grades do allow sapwood. The machining and finishing properties are excellent.

1/4″ A-4, B-2, and B-4
1/2″ A-2, A-4 and B-2
3/4″ A-1 and B-2
3/4″ A-4 and 5×8

Plain Sliced Faces
Veneer Core and MDF Core