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.Maple Woods
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.Oak Woods
Oak is a hard and heavy wood with medium bending strength and has a high crushing strength. A good wood for steam bending. High resistance to wear. Oak represents almost 37% of total American hardwoods commercially used. Cut oak dries very slowly. Oak does machine quite well and can be nailed and screwed although because of its hardness may require pre-boring due to the hardness of the wood. Can be stained in a wide range of finishes. The wood is primarily straight grained with a coarse texture. Oak is used in furniture, flooring, millwork, paneling and cabinets.Walnut Wood
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 and flooring.