A Word From our President Regarding the Operation Status of OHC

Dear Customers, During this unprecedented time, OHC wishes good health and safe keeping to all. We are proud to see Americans coming together with a common goal to combat this virus and thwart its adverse effects on our economy. During past times of war and economic upheaval, Americans…

OHC Statement Regarding COVID-19

Dear Customers, Overseas Hardwoods Company (OHC) is closely monitoring the impact and progression ofCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are adhering to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as, the World Health Organization (WHO). As always, our primary concern is the health and safety of…

This Is Why Google And Amazon Are Building Futuristic Greenhouses

Ever wonder why office buildings have fountains in their mezzanine? Or, why Google and Amazon are building futuristic greenhouses? The answer is more than just fancy job perks, it’s actually scientific. Companies today have a greater understanding of the need for Biophilic design. Biophilia suggests that humans possess…

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…

Tigerwood Decking

How do I “Winterize” my Hardwood Deck?

During the winter months, it can be easy to neglect deck maintenance. However, the build-up of snow and ice can cause damage if you don’t prepare for winter. We’ve made a helpful list to get your deck ready to brave the cold and look better than ever when…

Is Your Hardwood Deck Hurricane Proof?

With the number of hurricanes the coast has faced over the past several months, it leaves many people along the coast wondering if their home is hurricane proof. When it comes to having a hurricane ready deck, you don’t want to take any chances. Choosing Hardwood Decking will no doubt give your…

How to Protect your Outdoor Projects From Termites.

Termites can wreak havoc on your home or deck. If not caught quickly enough, they can alter the very foundation of any wood construction project. Thankfully, there are many precautionary measures that you can take to avoid damage done by termites. Here are some of the steps that…

Porch Decking

Homeowners today are looking for ways to maximize outdoor spaces, bringing comfort and functionality to gardens, patios, and decks, and outdoor living rooms and outdoor kitchens have never been more popular than they are today. Many of these outdoor rooms share a common feature: porch decking. Porch decking, sometimes…

The Best Decking For Docks

When building a dock, there are many factors to take into consideration: cost, safety, durability, and longevity. In this article we’ll discuss some differences between pressure treated pine, exotic hardwoods, and composite to help you find the best material for your dock. Pressure-Treated Pine The only real advantage…

Gold Medal Design For Olympic Send Off

When Civic Entertainment needed a set for NBC’s Olympic Send Off, MadeFirst of Nashville, Tennessee was the company for the job. Owner, Jonathan Hammel’s team, renowned for expert quality and craftsmanship, created a design utilizing the appearance of a deck for a stage placed on the beach in Santa Monica, California. When asked what makes MadeFirst different, Hammel responds, “Its…

How to Finish a Hardwood Deck

Finishing (applying a protective coating or stain) a hardwood deck is different than a softwood deck, like cedar or treated pine. For instance, hardwoods like Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, and Garapa are much more dense, making it difficult for finishes to penetrate the wood. Even when using the proper UV-inhibiting hardwood oil,…

A Day in the Life of a Tropical Hardwood Buyer

Gregory Robinson grew up in Mobile, AL, as a part of a family with a long history in lumber, but he never could have predicted that one day he’d spend his days immersed in Brazilian culture, traveling up and down Amazonian tributaries, and conducting business transactions in Portuguese….

Deck Design Trends 2016

Decks have changed greatly over the years, from the dull platforms of the past to the multi-level, highly-personalized extensions of indoor living space. With the addition of pergolas and other shade-giving features, as well as built-in fire pits, decks can now be utilized for most of the year,…

Tropical Hardwood vs. Composite Decking

When planning a deck, one of the first essential decisions is what material to use. There are many choices but this article will focus on comparing composite materials with tropical hardwood decking. While both options have  benefits and drawbacks, there are many compelling reasons to choose a tropical…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Your Deck

Spring is almost here! And after a long, cold, and very snowy winter for many in the United States, just the thought of enjoying a warm day in April or May must warm the soul. For deck owners, all you have to do is just step outside onto…

OHC Adds an Aero Conestoga Flatbed to Deliver High-Performance Lumber Products

OHC Offers Direct Shipping to Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia & Texas   OHC Customers Save with Shipping Direct from the Manufacturer OHC recently added an Aero Conestoga tarp system to its 48′ flatbed to improve delivery of its High-Performance Hardwood lumber products. OHC will begin bi-monthly deliveries…