African mahogany’s texture, grain, and rosy to golden browns give this hardwood a resemblance to Honduras mahogany. Native to West Africa, it is a durable and glossy wood, creating elegance in any room.
Antique heart pine adds warmth to any room. Reclaimed from old buildings, antique heart pine is derived from old-growth forests of southern yellow pine. A popular antique wood species, this strong softwood works anywhere.
Reclaimed from old buildings, antique oak has an old-world appearance perfect for traditional or country settings. It derives from a variety of oaks, is highly textured, and may show a distressed surface (open knots, old nail holes, or other signs of use). Antique oak comes in a range of grains and colors, from red-orange and golden brown to gray.
With a reddish hue and golden luster, cherry adds elegance to any room. It has a fine, tight grain and color consistency that takes stains and darkens very well over time. Cherry is an ever-popular hardwood variety, native to the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada.
Douglas fir provides a light, rosy color; a straight, vertical grain; and a smooth, glossy surface that create elegance and work well in contemporary settings. The color reddens with time. Douglas fir is not a “true fir,” but a distinctive softwood species of conifer native to western North America and the Pacific Coast.
Knotty alder creates an informal, rustic look with its soft, warm color range (light brown to yellow and peach) combined with its characteristic knots. This hardwood suits casual decors. Stains can further highlight the grain, which is reminiscent of cherry. Alder is a relatively small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.
Among the finest of all woods, mahogany is known for its rich golden or deep reddish browns. Also known as Honduras mahogany, it has a uniform, medium texture, fine grain, and has been one of the best options for exterior doors and millwork for centuries. This large tree is native to the tropics of Latin America.
Poplar has a fine texture that is easily worked and takes paint well. When used with medium-density fibreboard (MDF), poplar is an inexpensive, versatile, and strong choice. Poplar is a tall, stately tree native to the eastern U.S. and Canada.
Sipo, a medium red-brown wood, is a less expensive alternative to mahogany. It is a hardwood with an attractive, open grain that is quite heavy and durable. Sipo is also known as utile or kalungi. This tall, smooth tree is native to equatorial and central Africa.
Rosy tones, open grain, and a coarse texture make Spanish cedar a great choice for a variety of traditional and rustic styles. Its natural resins make it suitable for painted or stained exteriors. Also known as cedro, it is not a true cedar or softwood, but a hardwood native to Latin America.
Walnut’s dark browns stain to many sophisticated hues. Its distinctive grain creates an upscale, pronounced style. Walnut is excellent for turning and carving. This slow-growing hardwood tree is native to middle and eastern U.S. and Canada.
When finished, white oak’s natural state provides tans and golden browns. When quartersawn, its grain displays distinctive “flames,” also known as flakes and rays. When rift-sawn, oak can be very contemporary. This durable hardwood is an excellent choice for exterior doors. The tree is native to Canada and the northeastern U.S.
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