Solid wood that can be book matched12 October 2018
James Latham is now offering the Horizon range of North American sawn lumber products which, due to the family-run Pennsylvanian producer’s unique LOG-INTACT process, effectively book-matches solid wood.
The premium quality range of timber, which is available nationwide and directly from stock through all eight of James Latham's timber depots, includes American white oak, waney edge walnut, American oak LOG-INTACT, cherry, ash and maple.
“The quality and consistency of Horizon’s product is exceptional,” said James White, timber sales development manager for James Latham.
“The meticulous attention to detail that is applied throughout every aspect of the process, including grading, kilning and packaging is outstanding.”
Horizon’s process initially starts with making sure that the right quality logs are sourced from the optimum geographical location. Species of timber vary greatly throughout North America’s Appalachian Mountains, so Horizon’s attitude to sourcing and cutting offers excellent colour, fibre, texture and specification consistency. Horizon processes one log at a time in its entirety ensuring that the boards from the same log are kept together in the same pack of timber arriving with the customer.
“One of the modern-day challenges for joiners and furniture makers in the UK is to source timber that is of a consistent quality and appearance,” said Mr White. “Horizon meets this challenge, even to the extent of offering a LOG-INTACT product, where the boards in the pack are sequential, offering the opportunity to effectively book-match solid wood.”
As well as its standard range of high-quality, sawn square-edged lumber and LOG-INTACT material, Horizon is also able to offer bespoke cutting to customer’s requirements. For example, quarter-sawn 50mm walnut.
In addition, because Horizon is assessing each log before processing, it also boasts an impressive inventory of unique, prized sections of wood, which will appeal to the most discerning furniture maker. These are available to view online and can be priced individually and added to a regular shipment.