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Mexican Container Impound

On the 9th of June, 2021 a 40 foot container valued at $83,000 and belonging to Hibdon Hardwood, Inc. of St. Louis, MO was impounded by Mexican authorities at the port of Progresso, Yucatan.   The container of wood blanks for musical instruments was emptied and carefully examined and all required documentation was in order.  … 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

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

Dalbergia Inventory Notice

NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: After our present, fully documented, inventory of Cocobolo, Honduras Rosewood and African Blackwood are sold we will no longer carry any Dalbergia species. It is our opinion that these species cannot comply in full with CITES regulations due to the way those species grow and are harvested. This of course, doesn’t … Read more

Now Offering Sitka Spruce Tops!

We have never carried Top wood because we didn’t have a reliable source of high-quality wood. We now have that source and are prepared to offer Sitka Spruce in three grades. Feel free to browse our full selection of Top woods here. Below are selected samples that represent the three grades: Master Grade (4A) Highest … 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

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

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