Our Woods and Stains:
Our hand-crafted Amish furniture is made with 100% solid-milled hardwood. Our furniture pieces have the option of different woods including: Maple, Brown Maple, Cherry, White Oak, Red Oak, and Hickory and Walnut. Below you will find some of the different stains that we can make from each wood type. If you have any questions on any other wood or stain types, please come visit out store, where we have physical samples of ALL stains offered on each wood…on a rack like this:
Maple is a straight-grained wood with a fine texture. Its wood is naturally lighter, from creamy white to beige, and it accepts stain and finish beautifully. It has good machining and steam bending properties.
Brown Maple is simply a darker version of regular maple, with the same straight-grained wood with a fine texture. Its wood is slightly darker, and it also accepts stain and finish beautifully. It has good machining and steam bending properties but is slightly harder than other maple woods.
Cherry is a fruit tree that is prominently used in high end furniture. The wood has uniform texture with straight grain patterns and may darken when exposed to light. Cherry makes up 3% of the commercially available hardwoods in the US.
Quartersawn White Oak
White oak has more figure than red oak, with a distinctive open grain that is straight and course texture that also makes it very strong and good for machining. Despite its denseness and strength, it has good steam bending properties. White oak is lighter and takes a good finish.
Red oak is the most plentiful species of oak in the US and is known for its beautiful texture and color. The color ranges from a light brown to a pinkish red brown, white the grain runs straight. The wood is hard and heavy, making it wear-resistance and has a classic coarse texture that is popular with consumers.