Interwood Forest Products – Shelbyville Kentucky

September 1st, 2015
Brooke Roberson

White Oak is used universally across all branches of the woodworking industry due to its resistance against external influences. This log’s “pippy” figure is characterized by sound knots dotted throughout the grain. “Pippy” Oak is currently in style in architectural woodwork due to its rustic appearance. 

This log is 43 to 138 inches in length with 11,217 square feet, all Flatcut and FSC Pure. Log Number: DFZ74999

This log is 43 to 138 inches in length with 11,217 square feet, all Flatcut and FSC Pure. Log Number: DFZ74999

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Categories: New Inventory

October 27th, 2015
Brooke Roberson

Fuming is the process of exposing wood to ammonia vapors that darken the wood and emphasize grain patterns. Like other styles in woodworking, fuming has gone in and out of style but for now it is once again in high-demand.

The process takes place in a multi-chamber closed system under continuous control that utilizes environmentally-friendly vacuum technology. The wood is placed into a chamber where it is exposed to ammonia gas for two weeks. After this treatment has taken place, the residual ammonia is pumped into another chamber where it is neutralized. The entire process takes about 3-4 weeks to complete and results in a dark coloring going all the way through the wood.

Fuming can be successfully performed on any wood containing tannin. The concentration of color being dependent upon the amount of tannin within the specie. This is one reason why from specie to specie the absorption and resultant darkening is so different. Thanks to differing levels of tannin the color from fuming can vary from honey-brown to rich chocolate to almost black. Other effects of fuming are increased smoothness and flexibility of the veneer.

The most common specie that’s fumed is White Oak but Interwood offers over a dozen fumed species.


Comparison of fumed Larch vs natural Larch

Natural Larch vs Fumed Larch (plain, quartered)



Natural Eucalyptus vs Fumed Eucalyptus (quartered, heavy Bee’s Wing figure)



Natural Red Gum vs Fumed Red Gum (plain, quartered)



Natural Sapeli vs Fumed Sapeli (Ribbon Stripe figure)


Fumed veneer inventory:




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Categories: Educational

August 2nd, 2016
Brooke Roberson

The Official Logo of the 2016 International Woodworking Fair









In just three more weeks we’ll be walking the halls of the International Woodworking Fair! The IWF comes every two years and brings together all the players, big and small, of the woodworking industry. Be they suppliers, manufacturers, customers, or interested design professionals. We’re excited to be introducing our two new sales reps, Will McElmurrey and Brooke Roberson along with our longtime Lumber Sales Manager, Dave Kiley.

We won’t have a booth this year but we’ll be ready with handy information packets and scheduling availability for woodworking and design professionals.

So come on down to the wood fair! We can’t wait to meet you!

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Categories: News

May 5th, 2016
Brooke Roberson

Ice Birch is a lively veneer specie originating from Finland and Russia. It’s a small but strong tree which shifts during growth, causing characteristic “islands” to form in the grain. NEW to out inventory is this FIGURED Ice Birch featuring wide widths and great structure. Call in for samples!

Ice Birch with a light color and heavy figure

Ice Birch

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Categories: New Inventory

January 21st, 2016
Brooke Roberson

Birdseye Zebrawood

After working 41 years in the high-end exotic wood industry, Interwood has pretty much seen it all. We have seen remarkable trees in all colors, grains and figure types and on very rare occasions we find things which we never expected to exist. In this case, we are proud to share with you a one of a kind freak of nature, BIRDSEYE ZEBRAWOOD. A combination of color, grain, and figure type make this log a distinctive, unique, and unparalleled Gem of the Forest.


Brooke Roberson | Architectural Rep
Dan Geary | Sales Manager
Judy Ison | Veneer Sales
Dave Kiley | Lumber Sales
Rick Banas | Vice President

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Categories: New Inventory