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Wood Species

Built with Solid American hardwoods!

Choose which hardwood you are most interested in. Each has its own distinctive characteristics. Each piece gets built with many individual boards, so you may notice some natural variation in color. Lighter boards come from closer to the bark of the tree and vice versa for darker ones. This is a hallmark of genuine hardwood furniture and a stamp of authenticity! No two boards are alike, and every piece we build is a unique work of nature.

RO_Red Oak


A beautiful hardwood chosen 50% of the time by Americans for their home furnishings. With three dimensional warmth, relatively uniform color, and great durability, this species is a popular choice for a reason. It has long been an American staple being the most widely used and purposeful wood even back in the colonial days.

  • One of the most popular American hardwoods (chosen almost 50% of the time)

  • Abundant – Most widely used hardwood species

  • Excellent stability and durability

RSO_Rustic Oak


The same wood as Oak but with the natural beauty of the “heart wood” (from the center of the tree). Large knots and pits get filled with black epoxy while smaller ones are left open to further accent the true character of this popular hardwood. The character forms a unique and rustic appearance that gives any piece of furniture a more unique and striking appearance.

  • All of the same durability as Standard Oak but sourced from the “heart” (center) of the tree for visual interest

QSWO_Quarter Sawn White Oak


This wonderful wood has characteristics very similar to Red Oak, though rarer. When ¼ sawn it provides “ray flake”. Ray flake is the distinctive striping which comes from cutting the log cross grain. Commonly referred to as Tiger striping. This method and look is prevalent on many antique furniture pieces. Gustave Stickley and the Shakers popularized this high end look with their signature styles which is why Mission and Shaker style pieces are still often displayed in this premium wood.

  • Gets name because the log is first “quartered” lengthwise and then cut at an angle

  • Quartering produces highly attractive “ray and fleck” (or ribbons of lighter grain)

  • Quartering gives greater stability with less shake and splitting


Flat sawn cuts

Flat sawn cuts

Quarter sawn cuts

Quarter sawn cuts



Grown and sustainably harvested from the Great Lakes to the Appalachian Mountains. Maple has a durable, tight grain structure. Its tones are more yellow and creamy than cherry. However, it is growing in popularity and has surpassed cherry in preference and is more affordably priced. The luster and changing beauty it creates as light infuses it from different angles plus the natural coloration makes Maple one of the most attractive American hardwood choices available. We use mostly “heart wood” thus the color tones vary from light to beige to dark brown.

  • Most commonly used wood in MLB baseball bats

  • Used on NBA basketball courts

  • One of the most commonly used species in flooring

WM_Wormy Maple


Wormy Maple is regular Maple’s assertive sibling. It is graded from standard Maple because of the “sap streaks” that naturally occur in this species. It is also separated because of it’s “worm holes.” Even though it is called wormy, the darker streaks are not caused by a worm. They are actually caused by the ambrosia beetle. They leave larvae behind which bore a shallow channel and deposit a fungus that causes the discoloration. These areas are structurally sound. The dark streaks combined with the “worm holes” give it a charming and naturally rustic appeal, especially when finished in natural or lighter finishes.

  • Same species as our standard Maple but striking mineral streaks and “worm holes”

  • The streaks are actually caused by the Ambrosia beetle. They leave larvae behind, which then bore shallow channels and deposit a fungus that creates the discoloration. These areas remain structurally sound.



Found all across the Northeastern shore especially in the Appalachian areas. The finest growth occurs right here in our home state of PA and in West Virginia. The lighter reddish-brown tones create a warm, luxurious look that has made it a favorite for state rooms and mansions, which is why this species has become synonymous with wealth and quality. It includes small pitch pockets of mineral and is susceptible to UV and will always darken with exposure to light.

  • Tones change from a light gold/pink color to a rich reddish brown color over time

  • The aging process occurs faster when exposed to light

  • Lamps and other items that are set on cherry furniture may leave “ghosting” (a lighter spot) over time. This can usually be corrected by exposing the entire surface to the same amount of light.

RC_Rustic Cherry


The same wood as Cherry but with the natural beauty of the “heart wood” (from the center of the tree). This arresting choice contains more of the “sap wood” and “pitting” than standard cherry as well as knots and natural cracks and splits. The character forms a unique and rustic appearance with and unexpected flare that makes a striking statement.

  • All of the same appeal as Standard Cherry but sourced from the “heart” (center) of the tree for stunning visual character



If you are looking for strength, hardness, and durability; Hickory is the most viable wood in North America. The grain is normally straight, but can sometimes be irregular or wavy. Hickory has a coarse texture, with a great deal of color variation between reddish brown, lighter brown, and white. Color variation may have a striped appearance. If your design tastes are for natural wood tones this is one that makes quite an impression.

  • Strongest of hardwoods available

  • Historically used for golf club shafts, lacrosse handles, canoe paddles, and the bottom of skis because of its superior strength

  • Historically used for punitive use (“switches”)

RH_Rustic Hickory


All the strength and durability you would expect from grade Hickory but with the added beauty of knots and pits. Large knots and pits get filled with black epoxy while smaller ones are left open to further accent the true character of this arresting hardwood. Tell a story – make a statement. Revel in natures handiwork.

  • All of the same strength as Standard Hickory but sourced from the “heart” (center) of the tree for striking visual interest


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