Rare Earth Hardwoods has always been committed to the responsible harvesting of the timber used in its products and is actually fervent about preserving the planet's greatest natural resource, upon which its very existence depends. Through continued education along with innovative non-impact forestry practices, REH continues a tradition of developing methods for producing hardwood products with less impact on the environment. Our company in Brazil, called Zero Impact Brazil (ZIB), is deeply committed to ecologically sound business practices. A little-known fact to many outside Brazil is that many times, even the trees being cut down legally to clear the land for private farming and ranching are subsequently either left on the ground to rot or are burned. That's where ZIB comes in. ZIB makes arrangements with landowners to buy and remove this unwanted timber. This commitment has earned the company the “Top of Environmental Quality” award from the Order of Parliamentary of Brazil (OPB). OPB noted in its letter of recognition that it values and encourages the initiatives of ZIB in the treatment of the environment, saying that it shows great responsibility in helping to establish and maintain “harmony in nature and the biodiversity of the planet.” Together, REH and ZIB also own 766 hectares (2000 acres) of Amazon forestland with the intention of protecting this forest from the clear cutting that occurs with large scale farming and ranching. This land is now a preserve for both flora and fauna.
Have you seen our new Radial Hewn flooring yet? We are very excited about this new addition to our hardwood flooring collection. This new flooring is designed by Rare Earth Hardwood's very own Rick Paid. It can be custom made according to your specifications using a variety of wood species and a choice of color tints. We have three distinct design patterns - crossover, fishbone, and rixsaw.
The crossover finish uses a double radius pattern with distinct diamond appearance. The fishbone is a combination of elements of traditional and transitional patterns to showcase a unique double helix and diamond design. Lastly, the rixsaw is a partial radius pattern similar to what historically was commonly available from circle sawmills.
This product can be used on flooring, inlays, wall treatments, furniture, and more.
All of our radial hewn flooring is designed and distributed from our facility in Traverse City, Michigan.
These gorgeous photos are of our Radial Hewn flooring at one of Traverse City's newest event spaces, The Box.
We received these beautiful photos from a customer who purchased a Brazilian wood slab from us at Rare Earth Hardwoods last May. The homeowners, Jim and Jamie Fudym, used this one-of-a-kind wood slab to create a custom handmade countertop in their home's guest bathroom. Jim was kind enough to send along some photos of the process from start-to-finish. Way to go, Jim! We think this Brazilian wood slab countertop is simply stunning!
Jim said the process involved "white chalk, a good quality jigsaw, a random orbiter sander with 3 grades of sandpaper, and about 5 layers of polyurethane clear coat (spray, satin finish)."
Do you have a wood project featuring wood slabs or lumber from Rare Earth Hardwoods? We'd love to see it! Please contact us via our website or you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a fun idea! We have three pallets of kiln dried Walnut that will plane to about 3/4". We have all sorts of unique shapes for shelving! One shelf is just $85 unfinished and includes two basic corbels/brackets. Finished pieces are $125.
Multiple units can be custom quoted for quantity. Cottonwood is displayed in the attached photos. Walnut may include bark (however, bark is subject to fall off).
Give us a call at Rare Earth Hardwoods at 800-968-0074.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room — one you can eat, drink, work
or play on. You might even want to dance on it.
Rare Earth Hardwoods introduces the made-to-order “Elephant
Table.” This made-to-order hardwood furniture piece is
built with timber frame mortise and tenon joinery. The table-top is cut
from Angelim Pedra 3” x 36” to 40” x 7’ with a hewn face. Although it’s massive,
the Elephant Table is easily broken down for transport. It holds together
with wooden wedges without using metal fasteners. Price: $3,750. For more
information or to order, email email@example.com or call 800-968-0074.
Are you looking for another way to express love to your Valentine this year? Here’s an idea: if he or she enjoys woodworking, you might consider a gift of red wood.
At Rare Earth Hardwoods, we’re featuring several kinds of red woods, including Bloodwood, Padauk, Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany – all desirable species to create carvings, bowls, furniture, or even flooring.
Give the gift of red wood this year and you might even get a hand-created gift in return!
Stop by or give us a call to get your love a lumber gift certificate.
About Rare Earth Hardwoods
Since 1982, Rare Earth Hardwoods has been supplying the world with the finest domestic and imported lumber and wood products.