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Walnut Miscellaneous

Walnut wood, which has a moderate natural glow, can sometimes have grey, purple, or reddish casts, but its main color is light brown to dark brown with some darker brown streaks, enlivening as it gets older. This makes for unique color ranges and high contrasts in colors. Although walnut wood glues, stains, and finishes well, is usually stained because its …

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Rustic Maple Miscellaneous

Rustic maple has the same qualities as regular maple. The only difference is that its color is inconsistent. Different parts of a board can be light brown, while other parts of the board can be a creamy white color. This means that rustic maple has more character in it than regular maple.

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Rustic Hickory Miscellaneous

Rustic hickory, coming from the outer edge of hickory trees, is like regular hickory, however, it is more dramatic, meaning it has more knots, burls, extreme grain patterns, color ranges, and streaks of color. Glaze can enhance the characteristics of rustic hickory. When it is put on the wood, it settles into the knots and brings out the the grain. …

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Rustic Alder Miscellaneous

Rustic alder has most of the same qualities as regular, or clear, alder, but it has different ranges in color and more character. It ranges from a pale red to a reddish brown. Heartwood, streaks, pin holes, and open knots give this type of alder more character than clear alder.

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Quartersawn Oak Miscellaneous

Quartersawn oak has some of the same qualities as regular oak, but it adds a few things. When oak is quartersawn cut, it exposes beautiful internal rays and flecks. These extra aspects, when made from certain types of oak, such as red and white oak, create almost a three dimensional look, making furniture pieces and cabinetry appear very dramatic. Quartersawn …

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Oak Miscellaneous

Oak wood can be white, yellow, or reddish brown. Sometimes it has green, yellow, or black mineral deposits streaked throughout it. Oak has a rough texture with a straight, open grain. Flake figures, pin stripes, fine lines, wavy grains, and watery figures are patterns that can be produced from the way the wood is sawn, either flat or quarter sawn. …

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Maple Miscellaneous

Maple can look creamy white to pale reddish brown, and it always has a silky shine to it. Smooth, it has a fine texture with an even grain. Hard maple can have curly or quilted patterns in the grain, but maple sapwood is the type of maple that is used in most furniture made out of the maple tree. Overall, …

Lyptus Miscellaneous

Lyptus is a very sustainable and durable wood. Its grain is straight and even, with a medium texture. The color of this beautiful wood ranges from light pink to red. It is a generally easy wood to work with. On top of that, it glues, stains, and finishes well. Lyptus wood is hard, heavy, and strong, but it is a …

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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 …