Sustainable Lumber: Which Wood Is and Where to Get It

Are you an eco-conscious woodworker or DIY weekend warrior? Or maybe you are a building contractor who is running into more and more requests for sustainable lumber projects.

Sustainable lumber is far more than reclaimed wood. It is lumber harvested from quickly regenerating forests, it is varied and it can be beautiful and effective. Some of the most sustainable wood includes, but is not limited to:

Bamboo, which grows like a weed and offers a wide array of applications. Then there are your more ordinary sustainable woods, such as;

Pine, which grows much faster than hardwoods like oak and mahogany and is an excellent building material for structures as well as furniture;

Douglas fir, known for its strength, is also a sustainable lumber;

Maple, extremely popular and found abundantly in North America, comes in both hard and soft varieties; and

White ash, known for its density and durability, is the perfect lumber for things like railroad ties, handles and railings, as well as boats and paddles.

…and you can find all of it and more at M & M Enterprises, your local Daytona lumber yard. If you’ve got questions about the best purchase for your projects requiring sustainable lumber, feel free to call the lumber experts at 386-672-1552 Monday through Friday anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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