Island Birch Wood Venner Kitchen Cabinets With Quartz Countertops
Common Furniture Woods
Common furniture woods have their own distinctive marks, just like
each person has his or her own unique fingerprints. Below are some
details or characteristics that can help you easily identify the
numerous types of furniture woods available.
very small pores. It is inexpensive.
Beech: Beech is another hardwood that bends easily, but it isn't as
attractive as ash. Beech is often used with more expensive woods,
primarily in inconspicuous places -- chair and table legs, drawer
bottoms, sides and backs of cabinets. Beech takes a stain well, and
is often stained to look like mahogany, maple, or cherry. Beech is
both hard and heavy,and is difficult to work with hand tools. It is
Birch (yellow birch): Birch, a common hardwood, is used in all
aspects of furniture construction. The wood is light yellowish
brown, very similar in color and in grain to maple. The grain is
quite pleasing. Birch is close-grained. It is moderately expensive.
Maple (sugar maple): Maple is a strong, dense, attractive hardwood,
used in furniture and for butcher blocks. Its color is light brown,
with a reddish cast; the grain is usually straight, but also occurs
in bird's-eye, curly, or wavy patterns. Maple is difficult to work
with hand tools, and is usually expensive.
Oak (red oak, white oak): This abundant hardwood has always been
valued for its strength and its attractive grain; It is used
extensively for solid furniture and, in modern furniture, for
veneers. White oak is a rich grayish brown color; red oak is
similar, but with a pronounced reddish cast. Both types of oak are
distinctively grained, with prominent rays or streaks. The wood is
open-grained. It is moderately expensive; red oak is usually less
expensive than white.
Teak: Teak is one of the choice furniture hardwoods, and has
traditionally been used for both solid pieces and veneers. Teak
varies from rich golden-yellow to dark brown, with dark and light
streaks. It is very expensive.
Walnut (black walnut, European walnut): Walnut has traditionally
been used for fine furniture, and is still in demand today; it is
commonly used in veneers. Walnut is chocolate brown, sometimes with
dark or purplish streaks; its grain is very striking and
attractive. It is very expensive.
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