We use a variety of different wood species depending on the natural characteristics of the timber and customer’s personal preference. Some species are very durable, others have a finer grain and can be machined more accurately. Some are decorative in appearance and others can be plain.
We would be delighted to help you choose the wood that best suits you. Listed below are wood species with colours ranging from pale cream to dark brown. These are typical of the species shown but always remember that, as a natural material, there will often be variations.
All the woods we use are seasoned correctly. However, being a natural product, timber will develop in colour. Some will lighten while others darken. We will, of course, advise you of this when you come to choose your design and any particular stain.
Ash, American White
Creamy white to light brown with a pronounced grain similar to oak. Used for interior joinery, shopfitting and furniture.
Light tan to biscuit coloured and usually straight grained. A very durable hardwood which is suitable for interior and exterior joinery, shopfitting and furniture.
Pale, reddish brown wood, the best grades are used for furniture, joinery and turning. Requires preservative and protective coating if used externally.
Rich red to reddish brown, it has a fine, straight, close grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. It is suitable for furniture, cabinetmaking and high-class joinery.
Mid to dark red in colour, utile is suitable for interior and exterior joinery.
Black Walnut, American
Rich dark brown to purplish black suitable for high quality interior joinery and furniture.
Wood is a natural product therefore colour and grain will vary from the illustrations shown. Please contact us if you would like more information.