Is a fantastic character wood. Ash displays perhaps the most wonderfully
pronounced grain. It has a wide to broad range of grains and color that make
it uniquely the most consistent choice for those looking for character wood or
real wood feel. Ash takes stain extremely well and its grain characteristics
allow it to highlight a beauty only nature can provide.
Widths: 1-1/2, 2-1/4, 3-1/4, 4, 5 - Thickness: 3/4 - Hardness: 1320
American Cherry - Premier species of the North American Hardwoods. The varying grades allow one to be rather grand or casual in the floors appearance. Extremely light sensitive, cherry darkens dramatically over time and character marks become distinguishing features. Color can range significantly between boards, with shades ranging from light to dark reddish-brown to light pink.
Widths: 1-1/2”, 2-1/4”, 3-1/4”, 4, 5 - Thickness: 3/4 - Hardness: 950
Brazilian Cherry - Is as beautiful as it is durable. Freshly milled Brazilian cherry has a yellowish/tan color. This dramatically darkens over several months to the popular reddish brown/burgundy color. The deep, rich color contains fine, dark, mineral streaks. This is the hardest of your wood choices. .
Widths: 21/2, 3, 4, 5 - Thickness: 3/4 - Hardness: 2350
Hickory - has wild color variations and is a very dense hardwood. Almost calico, the color variations are similar to the of the character grades of Maple.
Widths: 1-1/2”, 2-1/4”, 3-1/4”, 4”, 5” - Thickness: 3/4” - Hardness:1820
Maple - Best choice for light and uniform appearance. Similar hardness to Oak. It is modern and contemporary and durable while providing a nice clean appearance. Maples biggest drawback, is that it will shrink certain times of the year, producing cracks between the boards.
Widths: 1-1/2”, 2-1/4”, 3-1/4”, 4”, 5” - Thickness: 3/4” - Hardness:1450