Materials - Wood

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The “Big Four” of the furniture woods
Oak, mahogany, cherry and maple are often used in fine furniture for their durability, availability, and distinctive colors and grains. While there are more than 50 varieties of oak, English and French oaks are considered superior in beauty and grain pattern. Honduran mahogany is the only true mahogany and offers a magnificent grain. Cherry is a rarer wood, but features exceptional strength and color. Maple’s light blond color is well-known, along with its hardness, and variety of grains, including straight, curly, and bird’s eye.
 
Manufactured wood products 
People often wonder if furniture that contains particle or fiber board is inferior. The truth is, such products, when well-made, can produce a superior foundation for beautiful wood veneers, being nearly impervious to moisture, swelling, and shrinkage.

 

Materials - Wood


The “Big Four” of the furniture woods
Oak, mahogany, cherry and maple are often used in fine furniture for their durability, availability, and distinctive colors and grains. While there are more than 50 varieties of oak, English and French oaks are considered superior in beauty and grain pattern. Honduran mahogany is the only true mahogany and offers a magnificent grain. Cherry is a rarer wood, but features exceptional strength and color. Maple’s light blond color is well-known, along with its hardness, and variety of grains, including straight, curly, and bird’s eye.
 
Manufactured wood products 
People often wonder if furniture that contains particle or fiber board is inferior. The truth is, such products, when well-made, can produce a superior foundation for beautiful wood veneers, being nearly impervious to moisture, swelling, and shrinkage.