Gulf Place Revitalization Project

The Gulf Place Revitalization is a project in Gulf Shores, Alabama was designed to improve one of the most prominent locations in Gulf Shores into a more usable area for people to come and enjoy. Amenities will include a public boardwalk on the beachside of the parking areas and…

Sitco Lumber Warehouse

OHC Acquires SITCO Lumber

  (Mobile, Ala.) – Overseas Hardwood Company (OHC), an importer and distributor of high-performance, fine hardwoods for the transportation, outdoor living, millwork, and marine industries, has acquired SITCO, a national leader in fine and exotic hardwood importing. “We are excited and honored to join forces with SITCO Lumber….

How to Mill and Machine Hardwood Species.

At OHC, we take pride in providing the very best quality hardwoods. Our high standard is what drives us to pay close attention to the details in every step of our process. We’ve developed a specialized method over the years to machine and mill our hardwood. This process…

How Do You Know You Aren’t Using Illegally Harvested Teak?

At OHC, we hold ethics and quality to the highest standard. It’s the common thread that runs through every level of our business — from our relationships with suppliers overseas to the final product we offer our clients. This focus on ethics and quality is no different with…

CHINESE PLYWOOD TARIFFS

As the Chinese Plywood Tariffs lurk closer, OHC sighs in relief. On September 27, 2012 an unfair trade petition was filed against the United States for importing Hardwood Plywood from China at less than cost. This is known as “dumping.” Most recently on April 30th, 2013, the United States Department of…

10 REASONS TO CHOOSE WOOD

Top Ten Reasons Why Choosing Wood is the Best Option 1) Durable 2) Affordable 3) Natural 4) Carbon neutral 5) Recyclable 6) Eco-friendly 7) Reusable 8) Renewable 9) Non toxic 10) Biodegradable What are the reasons you choose wood? Please comment below!

FEATURED PROJECT: GOLDEN NUGGET HOTEL & CASINO

At OHC, we supply the finest, pre-sanded Ipe, and our reputation for distributing high-quality Ipe stretches far beyond decking. One such case is the newly renovated Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Lake Charles, LA and Biloxi, MS. We custom-machined Ipe for the upscale hotels’ cabanas, day beds, gift shop, and pool seating areas.  

John Lyons Brings Rhythm to OHC’s Millwork Division

John Lyons, our new Millwork Products Sales Manager, not only brings a wealth of experience in the lumber industry to his position, but also a deep passion for music and people. Based out of Hammond, Louisiana, Lyons recently started working with OHC in November of 2017. However, he brings…

Flat Sawn vs. Quarter Sawn Lumber

Before hardwood products ever make it to your deck, house or boat, a decision must first be made on how to cut the lumber. There are three ways that the lumber can be cut: flat sawn, rift sawn, and quarter sawn. Flat Sawn  |  Rift Sawn  |  Quarter Sawn Each method makes…