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White Oak

White Oak

White oak grows in the Central and eastern United States and is quite heavy and dense. White oak is on the higher end of the price scale and is used primarily for indoor furniture since the grain takes stain well.

White Oak | Thin Sawn White Oak | Quarter Sawn White Oak

Red Oak

Red Oak

Similar to White Oak, Red Oak is also quite heavy and dense. Consisting mostly of heartwood that has more of a pinkish color to it then the white oak. The straight open grain of red oak makes it ideal for fine indoor furniture.

Red Oak | Thin Sawn Red Oak

Maple

Maple
Grows throughout the Eastern United States and Canada, Maple is a dense hardwood that has distinctive grain patterns. Maple can be tricky to finish due to the uneven grain patterns. Maple works well for flooring and surfaces that are prone to abuse.

Maple | Thin Sawn Maple

Cherry

Cherry

Cherry grows mostly in the Southern and Eastern United States and is known for its good steam bending properties. Cherry is moderately hard and dense. Cherry has machine workability and takes most clear finishes quite well.

Cherry | Thin Sawn Cherry

Walnut

Walnut

Common in the Eastern United States and Canada Walnut is hard with a varied grain pattern. Walnut is also very rot resistant which makes it good for outside construction. With easy workability and good staining qualities, walnut is used for both indoor and outdoor furniture.

Walnut | Thin Sawn Walnut

Ash

Ash

Found throughout the South Eastern United States this straight grained hardwood is quite dense. Ash is used for bending and takes glue ups and finishes well. Used commonly for handles, bats and general furniture projects.

Ash | Thin Sawn Ash

Birch

Birch

Birch is harvested mainly in the North Eastern United States and is used for furniture construction and finishing pieces. Being moderately hard with a tight grain, birch is easy to work with However it does not take stain well and has a tendency to blotch.

Birch | Thin Sawn Birch

African Padauk

African Padauk

Originating in West Africa Padauk is an exotic hardwood with fairly course grain textures. Padauk is another species of wood that is very rot resistant. Padauk is used commonly for furniture and for wood carving and turning. The high cost makes more common for smaller projects.

African Padauk

Bolivian Rosewood

Bolivian Rosewood

Just one species of Rosewood, Bolivian Rosewood has a fairly even grain that is easily worked with power and hand tools. Since Rosewood is expensive (sometimes sold by the pound) so it is used mainly for carving, turning, inlays and veneer.

Bolivian Rosewood

Honduras Mahogany

Honduras Mahogany

Native to South and Central America Mahogany is a moderately heavy exotic hardwood with a relatively straight grain. With great rot resisting characteristics mahogony is for both outdoor furniture and boats, but is also used extensively for indoor furniture. Mahogony is quite expensive so it is generally used for finer pieces of furniture.

Honduras Mahogany

Teak

Teak

Teak mostly originate from South East Asia although it is harvested in Central America as well. SInce teak is very hard it will easy dull steel blades and drill bits, carbide is a must. Teak is also known for it's resistance to rot which makes it ideal for outdoor furniture. However the high cost makes it expensive for anything but smaller furniture pieces.

Teak

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