Sourced as salvaged wood from urban plantations across the state of California, Black
Walnut is a premium cabinet and furniture making lumber. Its color varies from a golden to
rich chocolate brown along with narrow streaks of a darker purplish-brown. Sapwood is a
distinctive creamy white color. American Black Walnut is usually a straight-grained timber
but sometimes beautiful wavy or curly grain can be observed which gives it a highly
American Ash is the trade name for a variety of subspecies of Ash that are grown in the eastern parts of the USA. American Ash is a hardwood with medium strength and its grains are usually straight with a uniform texture. The timber has good hardness and steam bends well; it also machines well and is an excellent timber for woodturning. Overall, American Ash is easily worked, responding well to nailing, screwing and gluing. It can also be polished to a very high finish.
Sourced as salvaged wood from urban plantations of Manitoba, Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. The reddish discoloration of the wood is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character.
Sourced as salvaged wood from urban plantations of Manitoba, Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. Ambrosia Maple is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character.
Big Leaf Maple
Sourced as salvaged wood from urban plantations located across British Columbia, the live edge slabs of big leaf maple we have in stock are 13 feet in length and have an average width of 50 inches. Sapwood colour ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish-brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish-brown. It has closed pores and a fine texture. Big Leaf Maple is appropriately named, as its leaves are the largest of any maple, commonly reaching an overall width of 6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm) across.
American Red Oak is a highly attractive hardwood that is becoming increasingly popular for furniture, flooring, and joinery around the world. The heartwood of Red Oak varies from pink to red-brown in color while its sapwood ranges from white to light brown. Its characteristics are similar to White Oak but the Red Oak has comparatively smaller rays and also has a less pronounced figure.
The name, Red Oak, comes from the color of the leaves in Autumn. This species of wood can be stained and polished to an extremely attractive finish, which is one of the reasons it is becoming increasingly popular around the world. Check out our collection
American White Oak is a light to dark brown colored hardwood that can be used in structural, exterior and interior applications. American White Oak is a hardwood with very high strength and density. It readily accepts stains and polishes to a good finish.
The heartwood of Cherry varies from light pinkish brown to a deeper golden brown while its sapwood is a pale yellowish in color. This species of wood is regarded as being very durable and resistant to decay. It is said that the color of the wood can be quickly darkened and aged by exposing it to direct sunlight.
Salvaged as root pieces in round shape, Elm is a hardwood with a light to the medium reddish-brown appearance while its sapwood is pale and usually well defined. The grain of this species appears interlocked with a somewhat coarse and uneven texture.
Sourced as salvaged wood shorts from the urban region of Calabria in Italy, Olive’s Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Color tends to deepen with age. Olive trees are commercially important throughout the natural regions where they grow. There are several subspecies and hundreds of cultivars of Olea europaea; the olives harvested from the trees are made into olive oil.
Sourced as salvaged wood from urban plantations located across Austria, Mappa Burl is a highly attractive species with a very unique character. The burl character is very unique hard and is observed as a woody outgrowth on a tree, more or less rounded, usually resulting from the entwined growth of a cluster of sporadically occurring buds. While a burl might appear to be an unattractive growth on a tree, it’s often the site of some of the world’s most complex figures-and Mappa burl is no exception. Mappa burl’s heartwood is usually pale-to-medium brown color and the burls appear as reddish-brown and black spots.
While a burl might appear to be an unattractive growth on a tree, it’s often the site of some of the world’s most complex figures-and Mappa burl is no exception. Mappa burl’s heartwood is generally a pale-to-medium-coloured brown and the burls are little spots of reddish-brown and black.
The leaves of this willows tree are pale white in color and that is why it is commonly referred to as White Willow. This species widely recognized as wood of choice for cricket as it is a lightweight hardwood with good shock resistance