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Hickory Miscellaneous

Grown in the Eastern states of the U.S., hickory wood is known also known as pecan and is part of the walnut family. This wood is one of the heaviest, hardest, and strongest species of wood in the United States commercially. Hickory, or pecan, has a variation of light to dark wood, even on just one board. Regular hickory has …

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Cherry Miscellaneous

In America, cherry wood is the possibly the most prized furniture hardwood, and some of the highest valued antiques around the globe are made from cherry. Cherry, very decay resistant and durable, can be anywhere in between tan blond and deep brown. As it darkens naturally, it has blending hues of golden yellow to deep red. Cherry has a satiny, …

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Birch Miscellaneous

Birch is colored white, making it a lighter colored wood. Its sapwood can be reddish brown or it can be a darker brown, still not very dark compared to other woods, with a hint of red to it. The grain of this light colored wood is straight with a fine texture, giving birch a uniform appearance. Its workability is really …

Alder Miscellaneous

Part of the birch family, alder is moderately light and it is more soft than other hardwoods. Alder is an ideal wood species for furniture and cabinetry because it has a consistent color, is stable, and accepts stains well. When cut, alder wood is white, however, it changes color as soon as it is exposed to air. Once exposed to …