Hearn Hardwoods is the place to go.
200 Whiteside Drive; Oxford PA 19363
We were looking for wood that will be turned into one or two table tops.
Morgan helped us find a beautiful slab of Sapele, a wood from west Africa that is related to mahogany. Since mahogany and even luan have become rare, Sapele is an alternative. Entandophragma cyclindricum.
Hearn has over 150 species and 1 million feet of boards stored and drying.
They document and inventory everything but it still was a miracle to find that one board.
Here is the workshop, which has a 6 foot band saw.
Below, Alan looking around in one of the many storage areas where cut up logs are drying.
Alan was interested in log B0950 and Morgan remembered that it was stored on the top at the back of the warehouse.
Here is the piece of Sapele in raw form.
Done! At 8 feet, it just fit in that cargo van.