Ike Trading Co., Ltd. has over 30 years of American hardwood log procurement experiences and we know good origin to bad origin for each species. We are honest about answering the goods and bads about a certain origin, we also have the ability to grade and scale logs properly to the grade and specification the customer desires. We do not lie about the log origin or push grading and scaling to our way to make a few more money.
We have five main log yards in the US and four log yards in Europe where we can procure and offer high quality veneer logs and saw logs.
Wisconsin yard: main species are Red Oak, Black Ash, Walnut, Basswood, Hard Maple, Birdseye Maple
Ohio yard: main species are Walnut, White Oak, Hard Maple
New York yard: main species are Red Oak, Hard Maple, Ash, Cherry
Pennsylvania yard: main species are Cherry, Red Oak, Hard Maple, White Oak
European yard: main species are European Beech, European Oak, European Sycamore, European Ash, European Figured Sycamore
Other than our own log yards, we negotiate and purchase logs from other log yards throughout the US and Europe where we have established very strong ties with many of them from buying over 30 years. Our trained and very knowledgeable in house inspectors will inspect the logs for our customer's specification. However, for very high end logs we highly suggest our customer either come to our log yard or travel with our inspector. To inspect logs by themselves for ultimate satisfaction, we arrange inspection trips. Please feel free to contact one of our inspectors.
We care about the environment and the sustainability of forests around the world. We refrain from purchasing any illegally harvested logs and always pay attention to forestry management practice of loggers whom we buy logs from.