Material Samples - Wood

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Material Samples - Wood

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Maple Wood
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We source and use only the finest domestic hardwoods for all of our furniture, grown right here in North America. Wood is a natural product and can vary in tone, color, and grain from one tree to tree and board to board. We celebrate these diverse characteristics. Most of our furniture is finished by hand with an oil blend that protects and highlights the wood’s natural properties.

 

Maple

Acer Sacchurum, also known as sugar maple or hard maple, is a cold climate species that grows throughout the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. The finished wood has a tight grain and a light blonde color that turns golden over time. The trees are incredibly sustainable and the most shade tolerant of the large deciduous trees that grow throughout North America. They can live for over 400 years. The wood is very hard and resilient. For years, their lumber has been used for basketball courts, bowling alleys, and furniture.

 

White Oak

Quercus Alba, or white oak grows in abundance over most of North America. The finished wood is a golden honey color. White oak trees can grow massive canopies, spreading outward parallel to the ground. They do not begin producing acorns until their 50th year. White oaks live on average 200 to 300 years old, but some specimens have been estimated at 600 years old. The lumber is hard and heavy, with an open grain structure that makes a nice subtle contrast and texture. The plentiful lumber has been used for structural beams, millwork, and furniture for centuries.

 

Walnut

Julgans Nigra, also known as eastern black walnut or black walnut grows throughout eastern and midwest United States. The oiled wood is a beautiful dark brown that lightens over time. The trees live on average 150 years and can live to be over 250. They naturally release chemicals from their roots and trees that can harm other organisms, giving the trees a competitive advantage in the forest. They are grown for both their walnuts and lumber simultaneously. The deep chocolate colored wood is a joy to shape by machine or hand. It is sought after by furniture makers throughout the world.

 

Black

Also known as ebonized oak or ebonized ash. Truthfully, ash lumber stock in North America is starting to dwindle. It is getting harder for us to source consistent quality ash boards here on the west coast. This is due to an invasive ash bore that are decimating the ash forests that were plentiful just a generation ago. We source oak and use a water based tinted black top coat that is just as strong as the oil blend we use on other woods. Our black furniture shows off the wood grain texture, but also highlights the pure sculptural form of the furniture.


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