Wood Selection

Wood Species and their unique beauty

No two pieces of wood are the same. We have listed below, a few of our most requested wood species and their characteristics 

Pine

​Pine is the most commonly used wood across the US. It varies in grain and has dark knots. Pine wood is usually yellow but sometimes result in a light brown color. If you are trying to achieve a rustic look, pine is a great wood to go with. 

  • Soft Wood

  • Dark select knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, barn doors, accent tables. 

Ash

​Ash is one of the most durable wood species and commonly used for furniture. It has a straight grain and absorbs wood stains well. Ash is beige or light brown and is very shock resistant. 

  • Hard Wood

  • No knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, coffee tables, side tables.

OAK

Also very common in the US. Oak has rings and straight grains. There are few knots, but there are unusual pattern that give a unique character to a piece. 

  • Hardwood

  • Few Knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, accent tables, bedroom furniture.

Poplar

Poplar is white with a slight yellow/green hue. The grain is straight and uniform. Poplar is also a porous wood allowing stain to absorb well.  

  • Soft Hardwood

  • No knots

  • Most commonly used for doors, cabinetry, drawers and furniture framing.

Cedar

Cedar is is a red to pinkish brown with random streaks or red/brown areas. It has a straight grain and medium to coarse texture. With time, cedar will darken. 

  • Soft Wood

  • Dark select knots

  • Can be used for outdoor and indoor furniture.

Alder

When freshly cut, Alder is almost white, but quickly changes color once it is exposed to air.  It becomes a light brown with a yellow or reddish hue. Alder has a fairly straight grain ​and is great for rustic furniture.

  • Soft Hardwood

  • Dark exaggerated knots

  • Recommended for all types of furniture, doors and pedestals.

Mahogany

There are a few types of Mahogany wood, most are a burgundy to light golden brown color, with grain that is interlocked and a medium fine texture. 

  • Hardwood

  • Few knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, hutches, media consoles.

Teak

Teak grain is straight, it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. this wood is a golden to medium brown and becomes darker with age. Teak is the most decay resistant wood when put outdoors.

  • Hardwood

  • Dark select knots

  • Recommended for outdoor furniture

Maple

There are a few types of Maple wood. They range in color from white to dark brown. The grain is usually straight. Maple has high resistance to abrasion and wear. 

  • Softwood/ Hardwood

  • Dark select knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, cabinetry, accent tables

Walnut

 Walnut is has a wavy grain that produces a decorative figure. Walnut is light brown to dark chocolate brown. Every now and then you will see a purplish case and darker streaks

  • Hardwood

  • Dark select knots

  • Recommended for dining tables, accent tables

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