Choosing a wood type is such a fun part of the customization process. Whether you like the tight grain like quartersawn oak, or the beautiful age of reclaimed barnwood - you can learn more about the wood types we offer here.
Janka Hardness Rating = 950
The color of brown maple wood can vary between shades of creamy white and dark browns with a smooth grain making it perfect for staining. The gradient of the various colors of brown maple that are sourced from the heartwood of the maple trees. Though it's also called "soft maple," it is still considered a hard wood.
Janka Hardness Rating = 950
Cherry is one of the most naturally beautiful hardwoods and is often imitated. The natural coloring of this wood varies from light brown to dark reddish brown with an irregular wood grain. It looks excellent with a clear or light finish to accentuate its natural beauty. Many people will get a clear finish and allow it to darken naturally over time. We also offer rustic cherry that has more streaks and knots.
Elm (aka American, Soft, White Elm)
Janka Hardness Rating = 830
The color of elm wood can vary substantially. The heartwood is light to medium reddish brown, and the paler sapwood is usually distinct. The grain interlocks with a somewhat coarse, very irregular and uneven texture.
Janka Hardness Rating = 1820
This very strong and hard wood has a light brown/tan to reddish-brown color with a straight, indistinct grain. Hickory's beauty is best accented with a light or clear finish at a higher sheen/gloss. Not all of our woodworking furniture can be made in hickory wood. If you want an item in hickory but do not see it as an option, please contact us. We also offer rustic hickory that shows hickory wood with more intense characteristics found in the knots.
Janka Hardness Rating = 1450
Maple is a strong, dense hardwood. Its color is light brown with a reddish cast, and the grain is usually straight. This is a premium wood. Not all woodworking furniture can be made in maple wood. If you want an item in maple but do not see it as an option, please contact us.
Janka Hardness Rating = 1290-1360
Oak wood is a craftsmen favorite for furniture and flooring for a good reason. This wood ranges from a light beige, to brown, and even red - it stains well too! Its tight and fairly straight grain makes it incredibly durable - and white oak has more water resistance making it great for furniture (and whiskey barrels!). The oak Janka rating depends on the species, with 1360 being white oak.
Quarter Sawn Oak
Janka Hardness Rating = 1360
The main difference between quarter sawn oak verses the typical oak you see is the way it's cut. Quarter sawn oak is first split into 4s at a 90-degree angle so it has a straighter grain. This makes it more resistant to warping which makes it a little stronger than flat-sawn oak. You may also see rustic quarter sawn oak in some of our products, which means more knots and unique imperfections!
Reclaimed Wood (or Barnwood)
Janka Hardness Rating = Varies
Reclaimed wood (or reclaimed barnwood) has the ultimate rustic look. The natural wear with the process gives reclaimed wood a varying shades of brown. Depending on the type of wood (reclaimed poplar, reclaimed oak, etc.) the Janka rating can be 40 points higher than virgin wood. It's an eco-friendly way to use up-cycled wood from previous building foundations. Most of our reclaimed barnwood is white oak, making it incredibly durable!
Janka Hardness Rating = 700-1450
When fungus discolors the wood, it starts the initial notes of decay by adding the dark lines in the maple. This creates spalted maple. To prevent it from decaying, it is dried, giving you a very unique features to the wood. With only partial decay, the wood is still usable and hard. The hardness will vary on the species.
Janka Hardness Rating = 770
Sycamore is a beautiful wood with unique flecks along the surface. With a fine grain and beautiful texture, it looks great as a live edge slab. Many of our sycamore pieces include spalted sycamore - meaning it had started to get fungus that is shown through the defined black streaks. It's then dried to prevent decaying, giving you a beautiful and unique piece.
Janka Hardness Rating = 1010
Walnut wood is a dense wood with a smooth and consistent grain and some burls. This strong and durable wood has varying shades from a pale tan to gray to chocolate browns. A beautiful choice that looks great with a natural or darker finish.
Customize Your Furniture
Ready to customize your furniture? Choose your wood type, stain, dimensions, and more. From epoxy river tables to coat racks, you can get furniture that meets your wants and needs. Book a free design consultation today!