Wood Species

  • This is our most commonly used material, it is also known as American Poplar or Tulip Wood.  
  • The sapwood or Poplar is typically a creamy white and it can be streaked. 
  • The heartwood can vary from pale yellowish-brown to olive green.   
  • The grain of this wood is a medium-to-fine texture and is generally quite straight.
  • We use two types of oak more than others;  Red Oak & White Oak.  
  • Red Oak has a light to medium brown heartwood that is common has a reddish cast while White Oak which tends to be more olive coloured. 
  • Both types of oak wood have a straight grain with a coarse and uneven texture.  
  • Both of these materials are widely used as they are strong, durable, take stain well and easy to work with.
  • Pine wood trees are considered softwood trees, which means, its wood is softer than other hardwood varieties.
  • This tender wood ranges from yellow to creamy white.
  • It has a uniform texture and is known for its fine grain and work-ability.
  • The sapwood is yellowish to reddish-white,while, the heartwood is reddish-yellow and darkens to a reddish-brown colour.
  • Unlike most hardwoods, the sapwood of hard maple lumber is more commonly used over the heartwood. 
  • The colour of sapwood from white to cream and can even have a reddish golden hue. 
  • The grain pattern is more often straight, but it can be wavy with a fine and even texture.
  • The heartwood of this material is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut but it will dark with time. 
  • Cherry is very well known to be one of the best woods for workability. 
  • This material is very stable with a straight grain. 
  • Sometimes this wood can be difficult to stain, as it can give blotchy results.
  • The heartwood of Sapele is a golden to dark reddish brown and will darken with age. 
  • Aside from the common ribbon pattern seen when boards are quarter sawn, this wood is known to have a wide variety of other grain patterns, such as: pommele, quilted, mottled, wavy, beeswing, and fiddleback.
  • The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. 
  • Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast.  
  • The wood is usually easy to work with when the grain is straight and regular.  
  • Although walnut is rarely stained with anything other than a clear coat it does finish and stain well.
  • Knotty pine has high strength and mechanical resistance.
  • It is resistant to cycles of drought and humidity. 
  • This wood has visible knots offering a rustic appeal.
  • This softwood is relatively cheaper but not extremely durable.

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