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We use a combination of original species and reclaimed wood from old barns, warehouses, factories, fencing, whiskey rack housing, and other historic structures throughout North America. We also use FSC North American hardwoods that come from sustainable forestry.
Also known as American walnut or black walnut, walnut wood can either be a light brown or a chocolate brown color. Most walnut lumber is steamed to match the sapwood and the heartwood. Steaming darkens the sapwood by pulling out the browns from the heartwood, which homogenizes the color. Walnut is an excellent wood to work with and has a peaceful grain. It will usually oxidize to a lighter color.
White oaks are considered to be the “All American Wood.” White oak wood has a finer texture than red oak wood. The heartwood is a light to medium brown and will often have an olive cast. White oaks are beautiful, strong, easy to work with, and rot-resistant, making them an excellent choice for furniture.
Ambrosia maple is a type of wood that comes from hard Maple trees and regular soft maple trees that have been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the trees and create a network of tunnels and short galleries that are called cradles. Each tunnel and adjacent wood is accompanied by a fungus that leaves blue, brown and gray streaks and decorative patchwork. Ambrosia maple is a decorative feature that gives the wood a distinctive character.
A mix of white woods or lighter woods: beech, red oak, hickory, and ash. This mix of wood creates interesting character thanks to worm infestations, knots, holes, and coloring.
We use a combination of red and white oak salvaged from horse fencing from Kentucky. Red oak has a straight grain and a coarse texture. Both red and white oak wood is hard and heavy and has great resistance to wear. All knots and imperfections are filled with clear epoxy to ensure a smooth and sanitary finish. None of our tables have openings for debris and bacteria to gather.
Hickory wood is a great choice for those who like some character and class. Hickory trees are abundant in the eastern part of the United States. The color of hickory can vary from an almost white color to a dark leathery tan, also called calico. Hickory is very durable and strong, making it an excellent choice for furniture and cabinetry.
The heartwood of Poplar is usually a light cream color that can also be a yellowish-brown, with some green or gray streaks. The sapwood is generally a white to a pale yellow. The colors of poplar usually get darker when they are exposed to light. Poplar has a very fine texture and is lightweight, soft and very easy to paint. Poplar is one of the most popular utility hardwoods that is utilized in the United States.
Baltic birch is a plywood product native to the northeastern region of Europe, around the Baltic Sea. It’s manufactured for European cabinetmaking. This begins to explain the product’s odd sheet size of 5’x5′. Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used to seeing: the layers of inner plies are 1.5 mm-thick solid birch veneer, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade adhesive. It’s a recipe that results in a void-free core with a number of advantages, which is why, here in the U.S., we’ve discovered that the material is fantastic for thousands of projects in woodworking.
Mark Stevens “Ultimate Guide to Baltic Birch Plywood"
Cherry wood can vary in color and comes in hues from a rich red to a reddish-brown with a golden luster. Cherry is a very popular choice of wood because it is strong, smooth, durable and easy to work with. Another feature of cherry is that it becomes darker and richer as it ages. Natural cherry wood begins as a light-toned wood and darkens as it is exposed to light. The result is a beautiful and rich reddish-brown color that is worth waiting for.