North American Hardwoods

The hardwood forests of North America contain a wide range of temperate species that are sustainably harvested for lumber production. No other region in the world offers such a variety of colors and texture, consistently produced and graded under uniform grading standards. TYR Wood Products is proud to be a part of this industry.

Through our long-standing partnerships with sawmills and concentration yards, combined with a keen focus on service and trust, we have developed loyal customers on every continent. Whether it is a truckload of 4/4 Red Oak #1C going from Indiana to Michigan or Mexico, or a mixed 40′ container of multiple species and sizes shipping to Australia, TYR gets it done. For export shipments, our outstanding administrative staff makes sure all the proper documentation is in place for easy customs clearance at destination.

Hardwood Lumber

Hardwood Lumber is typically square-edged and graded according to NHLA standards. Customers with unique requirements can also specify proprietary grades and color sorts. Fixed widths and lengths may also be available. Thicknesses typically range from 4/4″ to 16/4″. We offer both kiln-dried (KD) and shipping-dry (SD) lumber.

Hardwood Dimensions

Let TYR’s domestic hardwood experts help with your cut-parts, profiles, panels, turning squares and more. Whether it is solid, laminated, profiled or finished, we will get you the product you need through our extensive network of domestic specialty mills. Competitively priced with short lead times, we can help maximize your yields and profits.

The information in our species guide is provided by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and gives a general overview of the most commonly available commercial species.

Hickory (Carya spp)

The hickories are an important group within the Eastern hardwood forests. Botanically they are split into two groups: the true hickories and the pecan hickories (fruit bearing). The wood is virtually the same for both and is usually sold together. The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with brown, while the heartwood is pale to …

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