Forest Management and Harvesting Methods in Mexico

  Most of the wood we acquire in Mexico comes from the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Campeche.  Forestry in these states is based on the ejido system set up by the Mexican government to accommodate the Maya communities that have been there thousands of years.  The Maya are very community oriented and this … Read more

Kiln Information & Process

Stage 1: Initial conditioning. We establish the initial temperature, the initial depression (a low number = high humidity), and the duration of stage one. Above, the initial temperature is set to 100 degrees F., the initial depression to 6 degrees, and the duration of phase one is one day. The controller will maintain the initial … Read more

Jerry Hibdon builds his first guitar.

Last Updated: March 19, 2013. Jerry has recently enrolled in a class to build a guitar at Midwest Guitar. He is being taught by Master Luthier, Michael Boggeman. We will be updating his status and pictures as the guitar comes along. Due to the large number of photos, we have moved this story HERE!

How to Buy Wood

  How to Buy Wood   The first consideration is the way the wood is cut.  When the wide face of the board is parallel to the annual growth rings the cut is called flat sawn. When the rings are perpendicular to the wide face, it is called quarter sawn.  When the board is somewhere … Read more

2015 Kiln Remodel

As of spring 2015, we are proud to announce that we are in the process of remodeling our dry kilns! Through the use of improved technology, innovative components and good, old-fashioned hard work we have custom-designed and are beginning to construct our new state of the art dry kilns.  Included below are photos of our … Read more

New CITES Information & Policies

As a result of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that took place September 24 – October 5, 2016, it is our understanding that beginning January 1, 2017 all Dalbergia species will be listed as CITES II. This means that it will require re-export permits from … Read more

Temporary Closure

Effective today, March 23, the City of St. Louis has ordered all non-essential businesses to close for 30 days, subject to change, due to the corona-virus. We will try to fulfill existing orders as soon as we can. Beyond that, we cannot promise.  We appreciate your support and wish you and your families all the … Read more

Return to Regular Business Hours

Hibdon Hardwood Inc. has returned to our normal business hours from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday, CDT. All orders are expected to be processed and shipped shortly, as we resume normal business functions.  Should you have any questions or concerns about your order please contact us at your convenience. We appreciate your … Read more

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