Lumber is available for sale in Sarasota. Lumber is used in construction and building, and refers to cut down wood from trees. This is usually hardwood, and is obtained from managed forested lots that may be in the same or a different area. If it is from a facility that is far away, the lumber is processed and shipped to the desired location by the company. The harwood itself can be of various types, such as oak and cherry. Softer woods are also available, and used for flooring etc. The lumber produced is of specific grades and dimensions. There is another category for lumber, known as engineered lumber. This is created by a manufacturer and designed for a certain structural purpose, such as beams, flooring or joints. It is important to harvest lumber from sustainable plots. Wood is a more environment-friendly alternative to concrete and cement.