Available Woods


Maple has a generally more uniform appearance with large swirls and less tightly knit grain. It is suitable for contemporary interiors and smaller spaces as the grain of the wood is less visually distracting. It also requires more skill to work with as it is a fast growing wood and the tension in the wood can present challenges. The end result though is that Maple provides a beautiful finished look.


The colour of this wood will naturally deepen with age and exposure. A fine uniform grain with a smooth texture are its characteristics. Often the lumber will have small flecks and gum pockets which add to the visual interest of this hardwood.

Wormy Maple

This Maple is recognizable by its distinctive character of bluish tinged streaking and pinholes which lend a rustic look. The markings are a result of the Ambrosia beetle which bores its way through the trees leaving the wood with the markings. The structural hardness and integrity of the wood is unaffected; it is solely a visual result.


Often thought to be the hardest of the woods, it is in fact softer than the denser Maple varietal. Oak is predictable to work with. When it’s cut, it doesn’t twist or split, and there is less wastage. Oak is slower growing, so there is less tension in the wood. Oak furniture is often known for it`s very traditional furniture, such as Mission or Shaker styles, and Quarter Sawn.