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Wood Samples

Poplar is typicaly a stock item and is normally shipped immediately.

   Poplar is the wood most commonly used when pricing is a concern or if painting is an option.It is normally greenish with light tones and sometimes has dark streaks.  It is a hard wood with open grain that accepts a large variety of stain colors and paints well.The grain pattern is mild.Poplar is an inexpensive wood that is normally chosen for its price.

 

Red Oak is typicaly a stock item and is normally shipped immediately.

Red oak wood sample.   Red Oak is the wood most commonly used for fine wood furniture and hardwood floors.It is normally pinkish and sometimes has a brownish cast.  It is a hard wood with open grain that accepts a large variety of stain colors and stains very well in all colors.The grain pattern is course & active.Red oak is a popular choice when upgrading woods & its pricing is very affordable.

 

Maple wood sample.   Maple is a light colored hard wood that is very tight - grained. Because the wood pores are so tight, it does not absorb heavy amounts of stain. Maple is a wood that is normally stained light in color and enjoyed for its natural appearances. The grain pattern is more consistant and refined as compared to the oak. Because of its tight graining, maple is a smoother wood of choice. Pricing is higher than the Red Oak.

Maple is a special order item and is normally shipped in about 2 to 2-1/2 weeks.

 

Brazilian cherry wood sample.   Brazilian Cherry is a beautiful reddish brown wood with a golden luster.It is a very hard, strong and heavy wood. Nailing into it may require pre-drilling. Brazilian cherry is used for furniture, cabinetry and because of its density, it is used for flooring and stair treads. Its durability makes it an excellant choice for stair components, as it resists dents & scratches. Pricing is higher than the maple.

Brazilian Cherry is a special order item and is normally shipped in about 2 to 2-1/2 weeks.

 

Cherry wood sample. Cherry is a fine grained hard wood with natural pink colorations, typically enhanced with medium to dark finishes. This is definately a very rich looking wood, and is used with formal & traditional (very fine) furniture styles. Cherry is a wood that stands out from the rest. Also a smooth texture wood, and when finished properly, it can have a very smooth as glass finish.Polishes very well. Often maple is used as a cherry substitute for pricing purposes. Cherry is priced higher than the above woods.

Cherry is a special order item and is normally shipped in about 2 to 2-1/2 weeks.

 

Mahogany wood sample   Mahogany is a tropical wood that is brought out of South, Central America & Africa. Medium to hard wood densities and a uniform pore structure make for good staining. Color characteristics range from tan to reddish-brown with occasional ribbon stripes. This wood is used in making very high quality furniture, cabinetry, libraries & bars. Mahogany is a dark wood that stains dark and gives a very classy appeal.

Mahogany is a special order item and is normally shipped in about 2 to 2-1/2 weeks.