This Is What Ipe Looks Like After 12 Years

On Alabama’s Northern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway lies Barber Marina. It is a full-service marina and boatyard on nine acres with 185 wet slips, 400 inside dry storage slips, 20 outside dry storage slips, yacht repair facility, boat and outboard service center, ship store with marine gasoline and…

OHC Welcomes New Employees

With the acquisition of SITCO, OHC has welcomed five new employees to the company in various locations throughout the country. These new employees have decades of experience in the lumber industry and we’re excited to they are part of the OHC family.   Bob Williams Bob.Williams@ohc.net Phone: 620-663-1155 Bob has…

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…

Why Burmese Teak Is Perfect for your Next Yacht Or Sport Fishing Boat

There’s a reason why we call Burmese Teak the “King” of hardwoods. It is unmatched in almost every aspect of hardwood decking. For 2,000 years, it has been a highly trusted wood product because of its beauty, strength, and workability. Working with this hardwood comes with a high…

The Ipe Grading Process

Ipe is know as the pinnacle of hardwood decking materials, but not all Ipe is created equal. Perhaps you have purchased an Ipe deck and the material that showed up looked very different than what you’ve seen in photos. Like any hardwood, Ipe is a natural wood product that…

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!