At Graf Brothers we specialize in the Old World Craft of Rift and Quartered lumber and we are the World’s Largest Manufacturer of these rift and quarter sawn oak products.
Rift & Quartered lumber results from a unique way of sawing that maximizes the yield of lumber with vertical grain. Lumber that has been sawn using this method expands evenly and vertically, which also increases the structural integrity of the wood.
We currently produce 125,000 board feet of lumber per shift and maintain stock at our West Coast warehouse: Long Beach, CA. This allows us to service the just in time inventory level that specialty millwork houses and distribution yards demand in today’s economic climate.
Graf Brothers’ lumber headquarters and sales office is a 70-acre site in South Shore, KY. In addition to the two sawmills, Graf Brothers is also supplied by two of its other sawmills in Ohio. Our sawmills are designed to manufacture Rift and Quartersawn products. We have regularly produced precision-cut Quarter Sawn boards up to 24″wide. These board widths are unheard of in the industry, but we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the lumber industries.
In addition to our domestic sales offices, we have an extensive lumber export division that provides for offices in Athens, Greece; Dalian, China; Brussels, Belgium; Berlin, Germany; and London, England.
Width sorting is normal practice at Graf Brothers, allowing flooring and millwork houses to order for specific jobs. All of our lumber in is sorted in one-inch tolerances up to the 8-inch size, and two-inch tolerances in 9 through 14-inch sizes. Customers can also opt for 15-inch and wider stock in both White Oak and Walnut. We also offer “Plus Strips” which is lumber that is ripped to customer specified widths and are popular with distributors in metropolitan areas.
SPECIES | WHITE OAK 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 | RED OAK 4/4 only | WALNUT 4/4 only
GRADES | PRIME/FAS (FAS with very limited sap content) | CHARACTER (sound tight knot, very limited splits and unsound)
Graf Brothers Flooring is the largest manufacturers of rift and quartered lumber and flooring in the world and specializes in the super wide and the super long planks.
We choose only the best timber and raw materials grown so that we can offer the beauty and longevity of solid hardwood flooring with stability that is ideal for your personal castle or for commercial applications. From our forests to your home or project, you can rest assured that you will be happy with the Graf name and tradition.
The Graf name is synonymous with the hardwood lumber industry and is proud to have three generations to help build the name and reputation.