We specialize in walnut furniture, and we use only locally-sourced wood. Every piece is unique, but some of the popular grains and colors are shown below.
Younger walnut trees tend to have the most diverse colors in the heartwood: light brown, tan, light green, purple, and pink.
Older walnuts, while still colorful, tend toward a rich, deep brown.
Sapwood, which is the whitish wood outside of the heartwood but under the bark, adds an interesting context to the walnut’s heartwood grain. Some sapwood contains bluish-grey lines.
Quarter-sawn white oak was used for furniture construction widely in days past, but is not as prevalent in furniture today. Sawing the log to expose the tree’s rays (the distinctive “stripes” that appear in the grain) is time consuming and yields fewer wide boards than regular sawing–but it is worth the trouble! Regular-sawn white oak is rather ho-hum, but quarter-sawn oak is spectacularly interesting to view and touch.
Use the slider to view large photos of our various wood grains. You can view smaller details of each grain in the thumbnails below. Remember that every piece of wood is unique, so these are only ideas of the type of wood you might choose.