Maple, Big Leaf
rift cut veneer
Oak, English Brown
Oak, French brown, big
old growth flooring
tight grained, rift cut
Old growth quartered
quartered & burly
Owner - Sam Talarico
Web address: http://www.talaricohardwoods.com/index.html
22 Hardwood Lane
Mohnton, PA 19540
Species - Our selection includes quartered Cherry, White Oak, Ash, Sycamore, English Brown Oak, French Oak, and curly English Sycamore. See the side bar and photo gallery for a more thorough idea.
Talarico Hardwoods offers some of the most exquisite and huge pieces of wood from the U.S. and European forests
that you will every come across. Purchasers of wood from Talarico have used their wood in the most exquisite
board rooms, the finest furniture for the carriage trade, the largest figured tables, top of the line architechtural
fixtures and everywhere where exceptional size and beauty is desired.
Sam Talarico, the owner, makes regular trips to Europe to bring back the largest and finest of highly figured
trees and logs, many of which are normally reserved for high grade, high grade veneers. These logs are rarely of
mill run grade. They represent some of the most exquisite wood that the forests give up. When such logs arrive
finally in their yard in Pennsylvania, cutting each open is as exciting a job as cutting native diamonds. No one
knows what fantastic colours and grain patterns will show in each log. Few places, also, can offer boards as
absolutely huge as some are. At time of writing, Sam and his crew have been putting the finish touches and
adjustments to a new bandsaw mill that will be able to cut up to an incredible 8 feet diameter!
Prices may seem a bit higher than you may be used to according to mill run wood --- but then woods with such
remarkable appearances and size are rare. Many of the logs have had to have hundreds and even over a thousand
years to grow. Many trees that old are full of defects that lower the useable yield of wood whereas the trees
from Talarico are of exceptional grade for their size.