The following are the species of wood used in the manufacturing of Woodcraft ready-to-finish furniture:
Pine is a soft wood that comes from various parts of the world. We've chosen Eastern white pine, grown in the U.S. because of its yellow color and attractive brown knots. These attributes make it an excellent wood for staining. Available in Cottage and Vintage styles only.
Maple is a very light colored hardwood with a close, fine, uniform texture that is generally straight-grained. It is a very durable hardwood and will take any color stain or paint well.
Northern Red Oak has a reddish cast and is a very hard wood with a mostly straight open grain. It is an extremely durable, great wear-resistance hardwood that accepts stains well to a beautiful finish.
Cherry has beautiful reddish brown to deep red color with lighter streaks of Sapwood. It has a fine, uniform, straight grain with a satiny, smooth texture. The beauty of this hardwood and accompanying even grain has been a favorite choice of customers for centuries. Available in Shaker and Vintage styles only.
Parawood is yellowish in color with a grain much like oak. It is similar in hardness to maple with a rich texture and an ultra- smooth surface for quick and easy finishing. Parawood trees are plantation grown in Southeast Asia. It is used in our Spring Creek Line of furniture.
Our furniture is made of solid wood and available in a variety of species including Pine, Maple, Oak and Cherry. Solid wood indicates that any exposed parts of the piece of furniture are made of a solid board or solid core plywood. No particleboard or medium density fiber board is used. You can also find good descriptions of wood types on the following web site: http://www.lewislp.com/woodchar.htm