Wood of the Month !

Sugi Pine

"Cryptomeria japonica"

This aromatic evergreen is a member of the redwood family and grows in Hawaii to around 80 feet in heigth and 1 1/2 feet in diameter. Frequently called "Japanese cedar," Sugi is the national tree of Japan used in decorative oranamentals and found around the sacred temples. The wood is a soft, lightweight wood that is easily worked and durable. The sapwood is white to yellowish, and the heartwood reddish brown. Because of its aroma, Sugi is frequently used in jewelry boxes, drawers and other furniture pieces.

Sugi Pine is stocked in 4/4 thickness and normally retails for $4.25 a board foot, but during our Wood of the Month special is now... $3.40 a board foot.

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