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Hardwoods - Nature's "Greenest" Choice
Don't be afraid to choose solid hardwood furniture. American hardwoods are
abundant and sustainable and for centuries have been providing beauty, warmth
and functional value for floors, furniture, mouldings, millwork and cabinetry.
Wood products are carbon neutral; no other material can compare! Nearly
twice as much hardwood grows each year as is harvested and in the past 50
years, the volume of hardwood in American forests has nearly doubled. Foresters
work with the timeline that Nature dictates: sustained supply and ongoing
replenishment are the result. View our selection of quality
American hardwoods. Scroll down the page for available stains and finishes.
Maple is a hard and heavy wood that offers good strength especially in its
high resistance to abrasion and wear. Has good steam bending properties.
Cut maple dries slowly with a high amount of shrinkage which leads to smaller
yields of lumber per tree than the average tree. Pre-boring is recommended
when nailing and screwing maple wood. Machines and turns well and can be
stained. Maple has a close, fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained.
Maple is used in furniture, flooring, ballroom and gymnasium floors, stairs,
cabinets and doors.
Cherry is a hard and heavy wood that is easy to machine, nail and glue when
sanded and stained. The natural wood color of cherry varies from a rich
red to reddish brown color depending on the the age of the tree and exposure
to light. It is a lower yielding wood as it dries farily quickly with moderately
high shrinkage. However it is a dimensionally stable wood after kiln-drying
which makes it an excellent choice when it comes to building material. Cherry
wood offers good bending properties and has a low stiffness with good strength
and shock resistance. Cherry is used in furniture, cabinet making, millwork,
musical instruments, flooring and boat interiors.
Walnut is a tough hardwood with medium density. It offers good steam bending
properties. Walnut works easily with the use of hand tools and machine tools.
It nails, screws and glues well as well as holding paints and stains very
well for an exceptional finish. This wood dries slowly and requires greater
care and attention during kiln-drying to avoid degradation in lumber quality
but will offer very good dimensional stability. This makes walnut a premium
choice hardwood. Walnut is used in furniture, cabinets, millwork, gun stocks