following are common wood species I use. Additional woods are also
available, feel free to ask if you
do not see what you are looking for.
A fine-grained hardwood similar to Cherry, Birch, and Maple. Pale yellow
(tan) to reddish brown in color. A soft, light wood with even texture and
straight grain that accepts stain well.
White Birch, medium hardwood, similar to Maple but not as consistent in
color as Maple, good base for solid color finishes, accepts stain unevenly;
mottles. Mottling is a blotchy appearance evident due to various densities
in the wood. Not recommended for darker stains. Off white color, medium
density, fine texture, straight grain.
Darkens with age at a very fast rate, pitch marks (worm holes), mineral
streaks, medium hardwood, accepts stain well. Cherry is especially sensitive
to light. Light will cause the wood to darken/redden significantly. Medium
reddish brown color, medium density, fine texture, straight grain.
Hardwood, mineral streaks, accepts stain evenly, known for its ?wild?
contrasting light and dark streaks. Light brown color, hard density, medium
coarse texture, straight grain, strong, elastic, hard. Hickory has white
sapwood and reddish/dark heartwood.
Hardwood, fine, tight grain, looks best with light, natural, or solid color
finishes, yellows slightly with age. Not recommended for darker stains.
Cream color, hard density, fine texture, straight grain.
Red oak, hardwood, open grain, accepts stain well, will darken slightly with
age, grain pattern very evident when a solid color finish is applied. May
vary in color from light to dark with possible shades of green.
Very soft, sappy wood, ambers (yellows) with age, knots and knot holes, open
grain, looks best with a light or natural finish, mottles with medium to
dark finishes. Pale tan color, soft density, fine texture, straight grain.
Variations in wood density coupled with sap and pitch causes variations in
color during staining.
A strong fine-grained hardwood with reddish-brown color. Usually finished
?Natural? to emphasize the reddish color and highlights in the grain.
Hardwood, accepts stain well. White to light tan in color, medium density,
coarse texture, straight grain.
Medium reddish brown color, medium density, medium texture, predominantly
straight grain, premier furniture wood.
Hardwood, dense, defined grain patterns, lightens with age and exposure to
sunlight, best with a dark or natural finish. Dark brown color, medium hard
density, medium texture, straight to irregular grain, premiere U.S.