Lumber Guide

What type of wood is right for your project?

Special Wood offers a range of quality woods in a multitude of lengths and widths.

  • Eastern White Cedar – Siding, paneling, shingles, shakes
  • Western Red Cedar Exterior siding and lumber, shingles, shakes, posts and caps
  • Eastern Red (Aromatic) Cedar Frequently used in closet and chest linings to repel moths and other insects. Wood is most often left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties.

Aromatic Cedar (3)
aromatic red cedar

  • Cherry

Cherry (1)edit
cherry panel

  • Cypress (Clear, Knotty and Pecky) – Interior and exterior paneling, siding, flooring

# 1 Cypress - 8 inch T & G
#2 Cypress - 8 inch Channel Rustic
Pecky Cypress

  • Douglas Fir – Construction and finished lumber

Douglas Fir (2)
Douglas Fir (3)

  • Ipe (also known as Brazilian Walnut) – Decking, handrail, dimensional lumber – most board sizes available in even & odd lengths from 6′ to 24′


  • African and Fijian Mahogany

african mahogany

  • Hard Maple

Maple (2)
Maple (1)

  • White Oak

White Oak (3)
Oak panel

  • Caribbean Heart Pine

Caribbean Heart Pine (3)
caribbean heart pine (4)

  • Southern Yellow Pine

    A local, renewable resource well known for dimensional lumber, plywood, decking, flooring, and pickets, handrails and moulding.

Southern Yellow Pine
southern yellow pine 2

  • Pressure Treated Pine, kiln re-dried

    Available in #1 Common, C & Better and Wet (rated for ground contact)

Treated 4in TG

  • Poplar 

    Excellent workability, easy to paint. Dimensional lumber and moulding – boards of even & odd lengths up to 16′

Poplar (2)

  • Walnut

Walnut (2)
Walnut panels - sealed