Time-Tested Process for Sourcing High Quality Lumber
At TBM, we inventory and procure the highest quality domestic and imported hardwood lumber. When sourcing hardwoods, consistency in grade and color are our main priorities. Trusted relationships with top sawmills in the industry and a solid understanding of our client needs allow us to procure loads that meet and exceed the quality expectations of our customers.
Our trained inspectors verify each board for grade, thickness uniformity, width and length — twice — first in receiving and again after kiln drying using NHLA standards.
Air and Kiln Drying for Proper Consistency
Green lumber is placed uniformly on sticks and left to air dry under roof until the moisture content is low enough for kiln drying. We reinspect after drying, removing any defect or downgrade that may have developed. Strict controls in the air and kiln drying processes allow us to maintain high quality and consistency.
FSC Certified Hardwoods
For U.S. Green Building LEED projects, we offer FSC Certified domestic and imported species of hardwoods. TBM Hardwoods strictly abides by all federal laws including CITES and Lacey Act for the legal procurement, importation and documentation of exotic hardwoods as outlined in our Environmental Statement.
We inventory a full line of premium 4/4 through 16/4 domestic species in a variety of pre-sorted widths, lengths and grades, including FSC Certified. Because some of the most beautiful color and grain comes from hardwood grows in our backyard, most of our domestic hardwoods are sourced locally from the Appalachian region from West Virginia to New York.
As a premium hardwood supplier, we have years of buying experience and seek out only the best lumber available in Central and South America and Africa. When purchasing imported hardwoods, we specify width, length, grain pattern and defect ensuring consistent quality in every load.