OAK - The oak we use is called red oak, You may notice small knots, burls and color variations and so forth. These are not considered defects; but rather they add desirable character. Oak is durable, hard and elastic and is the wood of choice for value & durability.
CHERRY - A very elegant wood, it’s handsome pink heartwood has a smooth grain, and is enjoyed in light to dark stains. You may notice several small “cherry pits” on lighter stains, which is normal. This is the select grade of the cherry.
SAP CHERRY - Cut from the same tree, however when grading this lumber at the mill, we allow the lighter “sap streaks” to be used, which adds more variation, and keeps cost down, because we can use most all of the tree.
RUSTIC KNOTTY CHERRY - Same as Sap Cherry, except we allow heavy knots to be used, thereby creating a more “rustic” look.
BROWN MAPLE - one of our best selling woods, Brown Maple is a less expensive alternative to White Maple. The brown streaks often come from the heart wood of the tree, and will add distinctive variation into the wood. We recommend a darker stain like Acres, as to cover up more of the variation. This is also the wood of choice if painting, as the Brown Maple paints smoothly.
QUARTER SAWN OAK - These logs are cut into quarters, instead of evenly, to expose a different side of the grain, which creates a beautiful pattern of flecks in the wood. It looks best with a cherry stain. We only use quarter-sawn white oak, which is different from the standard red oak.