Grain Guide

Cherry

Cherry is known for its reddish brown coloring and is 100% heartwood on one side. Its grain is normally straight with the occasional curly grain pattern.

Hard Maple

Hard Maple is a light cream color with subtle red undertones. It is 100% sapwood on both sides. Its grain is usually straight with the occassional wavy grain.

Red Oak

Red Oak is a light to medium brown with reddish undertones. It is 100% heartwood on one face. It has a straight grain with a porous texture.

Walnut

Walnut is a light to medium brown and has a minimum of 90% heartwood on one face. It is mostly straight grained.

White Oak

White Oak has a light brown heartwood and slightly paler sapwood. It is strong, tough, dense, tight grained and durable.

Red Maple

Red Maple has close grained sapwood and is creamy white and with reddish brown heartwood. The grain is often dotted with flecks. 

White Ash

White Ash hardwood is dense with bright white sapwood, light tan heartwood, and uniform, well defined annual growth rings.

Poplar

Poplar is a light, soft hardwood with sapwood that is white or light green cast.

Basswood

Basswood is a soft, light weight wood, pale in color, with fine close grain.

Hickory

Hickory's heartwood is a medium brown with a paler yellow sapwood appearance. Its grain is usually straight with the occassional wavy grain.

Birch

Birch's heartwood is a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. The grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture.