Exotic native Vermont species, custom milled for your special projects.
Charred Tamarack from Currier Forest Products
Tamarack (Larix laricina) is the most exotic wood species we harvest from the Northern Forest. To make it more exotic still, we char the wood by exposing it to an open flame, making for a truly dramatic design statement.
Charred wood, also known by the Japanese name Shou Sugi Ban, accentuates the character and rawness of grain while helping to weatherproof the wood and deter insects. With a janka hardness of 590, tamarack can take the heat for a deep burn resulting in even greater pest, fire and rot resistance.
Night Owl Char products can be sealed with Vermont Natural Coatings industrial grade sealer for clean handling and installation.
Currier Forest Products offers exterior lap siding and interior cladding in three surface grades, perfect for that special accent wall, “man cave” or “she shed.”
Exotic Flame Char
Light surface burn accentuating diverse grain patterns. This can also be used as a flooring material.
Medium even burn leaving a completely textured charred surface.
Heavy deep burn resembling natural black chaga grown on birch trees.
Spalting is any form of wood coloration caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress. Although spalting can cause weight loss and strength loss in the wood, the unique coloration and patterns of spalted wood are sought by woodworkers.
Both hardwoods and softwoods can spalt, but we generally see it in maple, birch and beech. Spalted wood from sugar maple is especially prized.
The random lines and patterns in the wood can make some amazing designs in wood that is turned or made into rounded shapes such as handles for knives and utensils, urns, pens and bowls. Spalted wood also works wells for distinctive door panels, table tops, furniture components, and turnings.
Windsor Chair Seat Blanks
The seat of a Windsor chair is an essential part. It provides the stability to both upper and lower portions. The seat’s thickness allows legs to be anchored into their tapered sockets, providing the undercarriage with strength and stability.
A plank that will provide strength and stability while allowing it to be shaped in order to achieve the desired look and feel requires strong durable wood with interlocking grain.
Our one-piece Eastern white pine chair seat blanks are prized by furniture makers.
Our Windsor chair blanks are…
- One piece air dried for 15-20 years
- 2 1/16” thick
- 24” long
- Available in widths of 16” to 24”
Shop now for Windsor Chair Seat Blanks if you’re interested in custom cut thicknesses, widths or large quantities.
“The Holy Grail of tonewoods.” Luthiers value red spruce’s combination of tight grain pattern, high stiffness and relative light weight.
Red Spruce Tonewood
Tonewood is used primarily for instrument making. Violins, cellos, upright basses, ukuleles, mandolins, guitars and just about every other stringed instrument you can name has some component made of spruce on it. However, the top is what spruce is most known for.
Luthiers know red spruce’s combination of tight grain pattern, high stiffness and relative light weight resonates sound beautifully. “It’s the Holy Grail of tonewoods.” Our diverse forests nurture trees with these premium qualities.
This wood is white to light yellow, with a variety of subtle brown, pink and red undertones.