Wood Types


Beach is reddish-brown with pale white sections. It is hard yet elastic, and holds up well against friction.    Birch is brown with light yellow sections. It is a very strong hard wood.

Black Walnut is dark brown to purplish black with tan sections. A dense strong wood with less dent-resistance than oak.





Brazilian Cherry is orange-brown to reddish-brown with dark and grey streaks. It is strong, dense, and very hard. 

  Cypress is golden-brown with cream-colored sections and dark knots. It has good durability and is revered for its patterns.   Douglas Fir is yellow to light-brown with light lines. It is a softer wood, somewhat brittle, and works best in low-stress areas.
White Oak is light-brown, sometimes with a greyish appearance, with whitish sections. It is a more durable and resilliant wood.

  Hickory is reddish-tan with brown stripes and fine white lines. It is a fairly hard wood with a high durability.   Mahogany is dark reddish-brown with lighter striping. Excellent durability and hardness.
Purpleheart is deep-purple to purplish-brown with cream-colored areas. It is strong, hard, and dense.

  Red Oak is yellow-tan with striations of a reddish tone. Resists wear and is fairly durable.    Sugar Maple is creamy white to yellow with white striations. So resistant to wear it is used in bowling alleys. 

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