The hardwoods and veneers that I use are strictly premium quality and carefully selected. Lumber and veneers are acquired through trusted merchants from around the country. In addition, I maintain a substantial inventory of American black walnut and cherry which is continuously replenished through the efforts of loggers I deal with in the New York/New England region. The logs are all milled to my specifications - - which I personally oversee at local sawmills. The lumber is then carefully air and kiln dried to ensure proper moisture content and stability.