We produce boules in Ash, Cherry, Hard Maple, Red (Soft) Maple, Red Oak, Walnut and White Oak. (Species subject to availability.) Each log (boule) is “live-sawn” into multiple boards (flitches), with the individual flitches typically 2 ½” thick. The number of flitches per boule will vary depending on the diameter of the log; the larger the diameter, the greater the number of flitches. Every flitch is numbered and kiln-dried 6 to 8%. Once dried the flitches are stacked together in the order they were produced, “reconstructing” the log into its original shape, which is then sold in its entirety. (Sorry, we do not sell individual flitches, only the complete boule.) The advantage to purchasing a boule is that it gives the user multiple pieces all produced from the same log, making it easy to match color, grain pattern, texture and other key characteristics. Popular applications include mantles as well as conference and dining tables. See more.
What Our Customers Are Saying
“I do really appreciate your efforts as I have very little time to focus on buying. I can count on you guys to get back with me quickly and prepare loads in a very timely fashion. A couple weeks ago, I put together a load at 1:00 in the afternoon and it was in my warehouse at 2:00 the following day. I have another vendor who complains all the time that I don’t buy more from him and I often can’t get an email response in 24 hours let alone buy a load and take delivery in that time period.”
-Hardwood Distributor Customer
Quality Hardwoods from Gutchess
Gutchess Lumber produces lumber from 11 species of premium northern hardwoods. Our products are responsibly sourced from Pennsylvania and New York, and are prepared in our state-of-the-art northern hardwood sawmill and kiln-drying facilities. Available in a wide variety of grades and thicknesses, our products are renowned the world-over for their high quality. We are proud to be globally known as a leading hardwood lumber manufacturer. You can view our current stock-list here, or click through to see our full product offering.
It All Begins in the Woods
In addition to Gutchess Lumber’s wealth of experience as a northern hardwood sawmill, delivering hardwood products to our customers, we also have over a century of practice as stewards of forests and timberlands. Our commitment to sustainable forestry practices comes first in ensuring that our forests remain healthy and preserved.
Gutchess Lumber additionally offers a range of forestry services, including log and timber purchasing, expert consultation, and even recreational leases of our beautiful woodlands in New York and Pennsylvania.