Our French oak is sourced from the premier forest regions of Vosges and Central France, known for straight and fine-grain timber. Because of the French government’s forestry management of these areas, the trees tend to be taller, straighter, and older. Upon request, our log buyers can provide oak from specific forests such as Fontianebleau, Bertranges, Troncais, Chantilly and Berce.
We source prime European oak from several slow growth forests in Eastern Europe areas such as Caucase, Ukraine, Romania and Slovakia. The fine grain material that comes from these forests provide an economical alternative to the more common French oak.
Our American oak is sourced from the slow-growth forests in the Ozark region of the central United States. Thin, rocky soil combined with the Mid-West climate produces ideal growing conditions for tight, straight-grained timber.