Woods and Finishes

We only use sustainable, locally harvested and processed American Hardwoods in our products. The use of solid lumber, traditional joinery and modern finishes, insure generation after generation of use. Our shipping and packaging materials are recyclable, so keep that in mind when disposing of these material.

We use pre-catalyzed lacquer, tinted for all of our stains and solid colors, and untinted for clear coats. This is a durable, quilt friendly finish, similar to what you find on todays furniture and kitchen cabinets. You can clean any of our products with a soft cloth dampened in water or you can use commercially available cleaning products designed for use on furniture. We only offer wood and finish combinations that enhance the beauty of the fnished product and will avoid combinations that we know will not be pleasing.

Maple

This hardwood is less dense than the Oaks, but with a tighter and less pronounced grain. The natural color of this wood tends towards shades of tan, ranging between light and dark. This wood can be tinted to mimick almost any other wood, but we elect not to do that and provide it with a clear coat finish only.

Clear

Poplar

This is a light and insignificantly grained hardwood. We only use this material for products that receive solid color finishes such as red, blue, yellow, green, white, grey, and black.

Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
White
Grey
Black

Cherry

This hardwood is also less dense than the Oaks, and like Maple, has a tighter and less pronounced grain. The natural color of this wood tends towards shades of pink and red, ranging between light and dark. This wood will naturally darken with age, more rapidly when exposed to direct sunlight. This is a normal process and actually enhances the beauty of the product. We offer it in a light or dark finish.

Light
Dark

Red Oak

This hardwood is not quite as dense as White Oak, but offers a strong, attractive grain pattern that works well with larger pieces of furniture. In natural form, this wood comes in shades of tan with a reddish tint and highly contrasting and textured grain. We offer it in a light or dark finish.

Light
Dark

Quarter Sawn White Oak

This hardwood is the king of oaks, especially when quarter sawn (QS). Cutting it from the log in this fashion extracts the natural beauty of the wood, exposing flecks and rays of its internal structure in a manner that is unique to this wood alone. You typically find this wood used in Mission style furniture. We offer it in a light or dark finish as well.

Light
Dark

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