THE MATERIAL WOOD

Wood is a strong, naturally beautiful and truly amazing material.

Our most common question is, "What kind of wood is that?"

Here we have collected our most popular wood species types with photos of variations in tone, wood grain, and character.

This visual reference will help guide communication and decisions.

If you have a specific wood species request not listed here, we can get it. 

All wood pieces are hand selected from Amish sources in Ohio USA. Products made in West Virginia USA.

WOOD SPECIES TYPES

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WALNUT

Walnut is a classic American hardwood famous for its thick dark flavor. The uniqueness of the vast contrast in shades of color  from piece to piece makes each creation truly special. 

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MAPLE

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 Maple is an 

American hardwood

with a very light blond to rich gold tone.

This wood pairs well

with darker 

woods to create

eye-catching contrast. 

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CHERRY

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Cherry is a domestic hardwood

known to be maker friendly 

that yields beautiful end

products. "Cherry"

implies red wood but this

is not the case. 

Most cherry wood is 

light to medium brown.

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OAK

Oak is a word synonymous 

with strength and 

hardness. While these

characterizations hold true,

it is also true that

Oak wood is absolutely

beautiful. The straight

lines and steady, even brown

tones make gorgeous pieces

that last generations.    

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CYPRESS

Cypress is a very versatile wood with natural water repelling properties. The wood's blonde, streaky character makes a beautiful complement with darker options. 

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SAPELE

This subspecies of Mahogany is rich with medium to dark brown tones that pair well with light woods like Maple or darker selections like Walnut. 

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PADAUK

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Beautiful Padauk hailing from Africa is a stunning species. Brilliant orange and red hues absolutely pop with any pairing. Living up to its classification as "exotic".

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AMBROSIA MAPLE

Ambrosia Maple is a very unique creature with its dark streaky presence. The characteristic steaking is caused by beetles that burrow into the wood. The beetles secrete enzymes to break down the wood for their larva to digest.  

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CURLY MAPLE

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No one knows exactly how curly wood is created. The term "curly" refers to ripples in wood grain making the wood appear to be wavy when it is completely flat.