Cherry wood is known for its beautiful satiny smooth texture, delicate grain pattern, moderate natural luster and most notably, the rich reddish-brown patina that it will develop as it is exposed to both time and sunlight. The cherry wood patina is often imitated with stains and other finishes on cheaper pieces of wood. With a typically uniform and straight grain, it is marked by an occasional curly grain adding a unique and subtle texture to your furniture.
Strong and true: the solidness of quarter sawn white oak looks equally beautiful on a Mission style dining table with bench or Arts & Craft style round pedestal dining table as it does on a farmhouse style dining table. With its intrinsic durability and unique open grain pattern, it is the perfect solid wood choice for an active family, busy work place or a dining room centerpiece.
With a straight cut the white oak grain pattern is straight with a coarse, uneven texture. Adding the quarter turn cut to the white oak reveals a wonderfully different and stunningly unique grain pattern. Similar to a tigers stripes, quarter sawn white oak sections will display the beautiful ray fleck patterns that are hidden in a straight cut.
The rich coffee cream swirl of the heartwood and sapwood in solid black walnut have an alluring elegance and beauty. Whether you are looking for an opulent single pedestal table, a showstopping conference table or a one of a kind rustic live edge trestle, black walnut is a natural choice. An American classic, it brings a natural sophistication and stunning beauty to every piece, while also being tough enough to be your family's every day dinner table.
Black walnut features a creamy white sapwood that contrasts against a rich light to dark chocolate brown heartwood. Like cherry, black walnut will develop a luxurious patina that grows even more radiant as it ages.