Woods

Woods

Cherry Wood

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.  

Cherry Janka hardness rating = 950.

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Elm Wood

Elm (also known as American Elm, Soft Elm, White Elm) -- 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. Elm Janka Hardness rating = 830

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Hickory Wood

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.  Hickory Janka hardness rating = 1820

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Brown Maple Wood

Brown Maple is often used to imitate cherry wood. With a dark stain you can achieve a cherry look without the added cost.  Brown Maple is comprised of a unique combination of brown, tan, white, and cream streaks with a grain pattern that is more irregular than maple. Brown Maple accepts paint well and is our preferred wood for any painted items.  As with cherry wood, brown maple can get more indentations than oak. But if it is a hung item, the risk of unwanted marring is minimal.  
Brown Maple Janka hardness rating = 950

White Maple Wood

Maple (also known as White Maple) -- 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.  
Maple Janka hardness rating = 1450.

White Maple Wood


 

 

 

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Oak Wood

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Quartersawn Oak Wood

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Rustic Wood

Rustic Cherry has the natural accentuated characteristics of cherry wood, and it is common to see natural knots on the surface.  This is the perfect choice for a natural rustic look.  Color range includes white, brown, and deep red with brown flecks.  

Rustic Cherry Janka hardness rating = 950.

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Walnut Wood

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Walnut Wood

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