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.