Wood Species

Domestic Woods

EXOTIC WOODS

American Cherry

American Cherry

A classic choice for fine furniture. Slightly reddish in appearance, cherry can also be stained in a range of tones.

Distressed Walnut

Distressed Walnut

Not limited to just walnut, distressing gives your top a head start on developing that worn in patina that makes antique furniture so wonderful. This looks great with detailed edge profiles, and can ease concerns of nicking and scratching the top in high use areas.

Hickory

Hickory

Known for its strength, hickory exhibits variations from cream to dark brown, sometimes in the same board. This can be used to great effect in an edge-grain top.

Maple

Hard Maple

Unquestionably, maple is THE traditional countertop wood. Its use in European butchers blocks goes back centuries, and its durability is perfect for tops that will be cut on directly.

Sable Walnut

Sable Walnut

Tannins are what make great tea and wine possible, and wood has varying amounts of tannins as well. To make sable walnut, we take advantage of the way these tannins in walnut react to certain treatments. This makes for a deep, dark walnut with maximum clarity of the grain.

Sapele

Sapele

Sapele is very similar to traditional mahogany, but is a more sustainable timber. It is used in place of mahogany in modern fine furniture and guitars.

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Sapele

End Grain

Sapele is very similar to traditional mahogany, but is a more sustainable timber. It is used in place of mahogany in modern fine furniture and guitars.

Walnut with Sap

Walnut

with Sapwood

This style incorporates the sapwood of the tree, which is the lighter, slightly softer outer wood of the tree just before the bark. The result is dramatic streaks of chocolate and vanilla.

Walnut

Walnut

In recent years, walnut has eclipsed maple as the wood of choice for countertops. Also known as black walnut, its deep brown tones have traditionally been used in fine furniture and gunstocks.

Walnut End Grain

Walnut

End Grain

End Grain walnut, like all end grain, is extra durable and ideal for working cutting surfaces.

Weathered White Oak

Weathered White Oak

Our take on "barn wood" has both that great looking greyish color and the smooth finish needed for a functional work surface. Truly the best of old and new!

Custom Wood Tops, Countertop Fabrication and Installation, Other Custom Wood Products

Canary

Canarywood

Canarywood makes for a dramatic, bold countertop with hues of cream, orange, red, purple, and brown in streaks throughout. Grown throughout South America, canarywood is used in construction and flooring, as well as for finer furniture and turned objects.

Padauk

Padauk

A striking red-orange wood when first cut, padauk will naturally darken over time to a reddish-purple-brown color. Native to west and central Africa, padauk is often used in musical instruments and turned wooden bowls.

Wenge

Wenge

Wenge looks great as an edge grain top, where its linear grain and dark chocolate hue make it popular in very modern settings. This African wood is very popular among custom guitar and bass luthiers.

Zebra

Zebrawood

Zebrawood, also known as Zebrano, has a look like no other, with brown-black streaks on a straw-colored field. When used well in a design, Zebra can make quite the impression.

Zebra & White Oak End Grain

Zebra & White Oak

End Grain

Sometimes the right wood for the design is actually two woods! A creative combination of two visually distinctive woods, this end grain mix creates a surprisingly elegant top.

We are confident our partners can source the right wood for your project.

Best estimates put the number of tree species on the planet at over 60,000. To learn more about some of them, we recommend checking out

The Wood Database.

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