Friday, June 25, 2010

Wood question of the week

What wood specie is typically used as flooring for basketball courts?

Answer: Maple
Maple's high level of hardness and good shock resistance make it the premier choice!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Check out our Facebook page to see photos of Middleburgh High School's recent Technopalooza! Many of the wood materials used to create these beautiful pieces came from Wightman Specialty Woods.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wood question of the week

What type of home construction is pictured here?

Answer: Post and Beam

Timber frame and Post and Beam construction articulate the skeleton of a building by exposing the timber components of the building frame. Though very similar in style, timber frame and post and beam construction differ in joinery. In true timber frames all joints are made using wood pegs or wedges (mortise and tenon joints). In Post and beam construction mechanical fasteners and steel plate connectors are often used to join adjacent members together. These connectors may be hidden or exposed in various ways.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wightman featured in "Shop Talk"!

Wightman Specialty Woods was recently featured in The Daily Star's "Shop Talk" - click here to read the article!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What will you make?

Our craftsmen raised more than $2,600 last year for themselves, the Ronald McDonald House of Albany and Springbrook by submitting pieces to our Annual Open House silent auction.
Get ready to save the date and make this year another great event!

Wightman's Annual Open House will take place on Saturday October 2, 2010. All types of woodworking pieces will be accepted to the silent auction including carvings, furniture, turnings and more.

If you would like to receive details and an entry form please call 607.286.9201 or email

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Give us a call for your next woodworking project!

We have a wide variety of northeastern species available this month in various widths and lenghts!

Species include: Basswood, Black Walnut, Birch, Butternut, Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory, Red Oak, Soft Maple, and White Oak.

You may purchase in large quantities or even just 1 board!
Minimum orders for Small Lot Wholesale are 200 Board Feet

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wood question of the week

True or False? Today, New York State contains more forest lands than it did 80 years ago?

Answer: True! Today, 61% of the land in New York is forest land. 80 years ago New York contained only half this area of forest.

To learn more visit:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Stop on in!

With summer officially underway, please stop in and see us if you're in the area! We're located just 12 miles south of Cooperstown ( and are open Mon - Fri 8:00-4:30, Saturdays 8:00 - noon. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wood question of the week

What pigment gives leaves their green coloring during the summer?

Answer: Chlorophyll