Wood Species Guide

Black Walnut

Black Walnut boasts dark, rich colors and warm tones. It’s a fine-grained hardwood that is dense and resilient, popular among artisans and designers alike.

American Elm

American Elm is a durable and tough hardwood due to its interlocked grain pattern. The heartwood ranges from light tan to warm brown with the sapwood creamy and light in color.


Hickory has a beautiful rustic appearance with dramatic color variation  and grain patterns. The wood is heavy, hard, strong, dense and shock resistant, this blend of traits is not found in other commercial woods.

Rock Maple (Sugar Maple)

Rock Maple’s  tan and creamy color, unique grain and strength make it a popular choice among woodworkers of all types. Maple takes stain easily making it versatile for any home’s color pallet.

Ambrosia Maple

Ambrosia maple has a cream colored background and hosts a variety of greyish-blue to brown streaks caused by the ambrosia beetle. This sub-species of maple is very sought after for its unique flaring patterns caused by nature’s little helpers.

Spalted Maple

Spalted Maple is a work of natures art, rare and difficult to find. The spalting happens in an early stage of decay, creating a vein pattern like no other.


Ash has an attractive straight grain ranging from light beige to light brown in hue. It’s lightweight but also strong, durable and shock resistant. The porous composition allows it to take stain well giving many color options.


Sycamore’s sapwood ranges from whitish to light yellow, sometimes with a slight pink hue, while the heartwood is usually a medium to reddish brown

White Oak

White Oak can range from a light creamy beige/tan to a medium brown. The annual ring pattern gives a heavy grain appearance and a unique look for any space. White Oak’s durability makes it a favorite of many.

Red Oak

Red Oak’s sapwood is white to light brown and it’s heartwood a pink to reddish brown. A similar general overall appearance to White Oak, but with slightly less pronounced figure.

Eastern White Pine

Eastern White Pine is known for its knotty, rugged and rustic look, making it a farmhouse favorite. Typically a light creamy color, the dark knots offer a pleasing contrast.


Tulip generally has a light brown to creamy yellow heartwood, the sapwood only slightly paler in comparison with no substantial differentiation.

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