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What makes a good hardwood timber merchant?

Here at PB Hardwood, we believe the following makes a great timber merchant. These values are what we use to form the basis of our culture here at PB Hardwoods. This, in turn, ensures the longevity of our business and the satisfaction of our customers. 1.Experience in the trade Here at PB Hardwoods, we have

What can European Ash wood be used for?

Fraxinus excelsior, known as European ash is a popular hardwood that has many uses. It can grow from 30-120 feet depending on species and produces small clustered purple flowers. It grows throughout Europe and Asia and is often highly sought after for the creation of chairs, dining tables, doors, and other architectural features and wood flooring. This

What is the best hardwood for furniture?

Hardwood furniture can be made from a variety of hardwood timbers. The type of hardwood needed to create a piece of furniture depends solely on the type of furniture that is being made, the strength and color that is desired.  The most popular are maple, ash, walnut, oak, and cherry all of which can be

Sustainability in a small business

Being a ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ business has become more and more important over the last decade, especially in the timber industry. Mainly, due to increased deforestation and heightened public awareness of the issue. Here at PB Hardwoods, we endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment and promote sustainable hardwoods to our customers. We do

What is sustainable timber?

Sustainable timber is timber that comes from sustainably managed forests. This means that the forests are typically managed by stewards who monitor how much wood is taken and oversee reforestation projects.  The overall aim is to limit or slow the current rate of deforestation. While also combating soil erosion and stopping illegal logging, while supporting

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