The great southeastern hardwood forest is a miracle resource — beautiful, renewable and sustainable. It provides clean water, a habitat for a variety of wildlife species and a rich environment for recreation. And, since annual growth is almost double hardwood timber harvest, the forest is a perpetual provider of valuable products for home and industry.
The members of the Lumber Manufacturers are family-owned businesses that depend on the land surrounding their local communities. As these family-owned businesses work to provide the products our society needs, they do so with a commitment to maintaining resources for future generations. LM members encourage proper reforestation and forest management and environmentally sound harvesting practices.
The solid wood products produced by LM members include a vast array of consumer and industrial products. Their products range from the quality oak, walnut and cherry lumber used in the finest solid wood furniture and mouldings to railroad crossties and bridge timbers.
The Hardwood Handbook is a practical guide for the consumer, builder, architect and other specifiers to select from the many beautiful hardwood species grown in vibrant and perpetual southeastern hardwood forests. Each species has its own distinct qualities, but all have the warm natural feel and charm that is uniquely wood.
When quality, renewability and warmth are required — choose wisely … choose wood