Real wood…real value. In an age of mass-produced building and furnishing materials, true quality can seem hard to come by. Solid American hardwood products offer the potential for many generations of hard use because of its durability and quality.
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Very similar to the appearance and characteristics of red oak but without the pink overtones. Same grain pattern as oak but a creamy white to pale straw color. Origin: Eastern USA & Canada
White to whitish brown in color and lighter in weight. Good for paint and not stain. Most prominent tree species in Southwest Colorado. The largest known organisms on earth. Origin: Northwest USA
Natural Yellow Birch
Same as Yellow Birch but contains a reddish brown heartwood. Resembles Natural Brown Maple and is often used interchangeably with it. Origin: Eastern USA & Canada
Sap Yellow Birch
Light yellow in color with a fine even texture. Resembles Maple and is often used interchangeably with it. Origin: Eastern USA & Canada
Has the grain pattern of black walnut and a medium honey brown color with tan and red highlights. Was once highly valued for church altars. Origin: USA & Canada
Reddish with dark red lines, will darken with age. Generally straight grained with uniform texture and rich luster. Highly prized for cabinets, millwork, furniture, carvings, and turnery. Origin: Eastern USA & Canada
A light beige to dark brown with dark brown to black lines & streaks forming a vigorous wild pattern. The bark is used in an edible syrup that is similar to Maple Syrup. Origin: USA & Canada
Pure white sapwood gives a consistent creamy white color with very faint brown grain lines. Known for durability and strength. Origin: North Eastern USA & Canada
Natural Brown Maple
Soft textured and closed pored colored light beige with darker bands, often used as a paint or stain grade. Not suitable for exterior projects due to low decay. Origin: North Eastern USA & Canada
Medium density, open pored, grainy light brown wood, with a reddish tinge & pale pink overtones. The wood grain is so open that smoke can be blown through it from endgrain to end-grain. Origin: Eastern USA & Canada
Straight grained with medium to coarse texture with light tannish heartwood and light sapwood. Has an outstanding wear and decay resistance. Origin: North Eastern USA & Canada
Straight and even grain with a fine texture. Cream to light reddish brown heartwood that darkens on exposure and yellowish white sapwood. Origin: USA & Canada
A softwood used mostly as a paint grade, most economical. It’s color is yellowish brown and turns green upon exposure and a fine uniform texture. Origin: Eastern United States & Canada
A beautiful dark brown with purple overtones. The darkest natural species to N. America. Origin: Mid Eastern United States & Canada
Rustic Wood Species
Exotic Wood Species
A light pinkish brown darkening to a reddish brown upon exposure. Grain is straight to interlocked producing a striped figure making it very durable. Used for making drums in the mid 70s. Origin: West Africa
Jatoba (Brazillian Cherry):
Very hard, heavy, & tough with a medium brown to an amazing rich orange and red color with fine black lines running through the wood. Produces an orange sticky gum that converts into amber over time. Origin: South America
A rich strawberry red to light pink or yellowish red and sometimes containing golden yellow stripes with a tight & fine linear grain. Origin: Southern Mexico through Central America into the Peruvian Amazon.
An amazingly wavy figured exotic wood with interlocking bands of color in shades of red with distinct purple overtones that make a lustrous finish. Color does darken with age. Origin: Africa & South America
Known for it’s fascinating appearance, pink to reddish orange-brown in color, cross section cells ranging from ¼" to ¾" in diameter distributed evenly causing a scale effect. Origin: South America
Rich red to purple red with reddish brown overtones a moderately coarse texture and large pores. Prized for high end cabinets. Origin: Central & West Africa
Probably the most common and least expensive exotic wood species, and amazing purple in color. Has a good decay resistance. Origin - South and Central America.
A medium to fairly dark reddish brown or purplish brown with a fine grain interlocked and sometimes wavy. Responds well to stains & finishes. Origin - Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, and Zaire.
Pale yellow to mustard in color with a medium texture and straight to irregular grain. Another name for it is Pau Amarello. Origin: Brazil
Very coarse textured, light brown with dark brown and black streaks always quartersawn to achieve the exciting look. In the past it was used in Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz. Origin - West Africa, Cameroon, & Gabon