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Hardwood Types


Deep-purple to purplish-brown with cream-colored areas. It is strong, hard, and dense.


Dark reddish-brown with lighter striping. Excellent durability and hardness.

Brazilian Cherry

Orange-brown to reddish-brown with dark and gray streaks. It is strong, dense, and very hard.

Black Walnut

Dark brown to purplish black with tan sections. A dense strong wood with less dent-resistance than oak.


Golden-brown with cream-colored sections and dark knots. It has good durability and is revered for its patterns.

White Oak

Light-brown, sometimes with a greyish appearance, with whitish sections. It is a more durable and resilliant wood.

Red Oak

Yellow-tan with striations of a reddish tone. Resists wear and is fairly durable.


Reddish-brown with pale white sections. It is hard yet elastic, and holds up well against friction.


Brown with light yellow sections. It is a very strong hard wood.


Reddish-tan with brown stripes and fine white lines. It is a fairly hard wood with a high durability.

Heart Pine

Varies from pinkish-tan to reddish-brown with yellow streaks and occasional blue-black sap stains, since this is a wood recovered from pre-1900 structural timbers or sunken logs. It is a dense, resilliant wood which originally came from slow-growth pine.

Douglas Fir

Yellow to light-brown with light lines. It is a softer wood, somewhat brittle, and works best in low-stress areas.

White Ash

Light-tan to dark-brown with yellow-white areas. It is elastic and remains smooth with wear.

Sugar Maple

Creamy white to yellow with white striations. So resistant to wear it is used in bowling alleys.