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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:53

Figured Lumber

Figured? What’s figured lumber? Figured is a term used to describe lumber that has a special unique or unusual appearance. It is usually present because…
Friday, 22 April 2016 14:33

Hardwood Lumber 101 - Why Board Feet?

 When the hardwood lumber measurement standard was established by the National Hardwood Lumber Association, (NHLA), they based in on board feet. But why?
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 18:03

Do We Always Need 9’ and Longer Walnut?

Walnut is one of the most expensive North American hardwood lumber species in the market.  Because of this, hardwood lumber buyers are very sensitive to…
If you deal in the hardwood lumber industry you are surely familiar with the seemingly constant changes in supply and demand.  If you are a…
Friday, 08 April 2016 19:03

Hardwoods for Truck Flooring

North American hardwoods have been used for truck flooring for decades.  Whether it be for the base of a flatbed truck, shipping containers, lowboy trucks…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:12

The Importance of a Strong Company Culture

At Baillie, we believe our company culture is defined by trying to serve as a resource for our customers. This includes not only providing quality…
Hard maple is one of the most popular hardwood lumber species in the industry.  With a vast growing region that spans from Minnesota to Maine…
Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:14

Where is all the 7 foot and 8 foot red oak?

Red oak is one of the most popular hardwood species requested.  We see it as a regularly requested material for the manufacturing of everything from…
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 13:47

Is Poplar in Cabinets a Growing Trend?

Poplar is one of the most popular hardwood species used in the industry It is rarely selected as a hardwood of choice for its grain…
In the course of a single day thousands of hardwood lumber purchases take place. The transactional nature of our industry lends itself to fast and…



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