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Hardwood Species Selection

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There are many different wood species to choose from whether it’s a domestic or an exotic wood. They all vary with different characteristics like color, hardness and availability.

 

ASH

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


 

Cherry

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

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

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






 




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