The variety of natural wood colors, textures and densities enhance woodworking. Hand-rubbed oil finishes give WoodArtistry pieces a natural feel. Boiled Linseed oil topped with Tung oil is my favorite finish. WoodArtistry focuses on the beauty of the wood!
The below chart shows some of the main woods used in WoodArtistry projects.
Utilized North-Eastern American Woods
Name Notes Wood Photo Beech
Slightly reddish light-brown, dense wood with a fine uniform grain pattern.
Reddish-brown, dense wood with mild closed-grain pattern. Darkens with age and light. Most popular Cherry.
Blackish-brown, dense wood with mild closed grain pattern.
Brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open-grain.
Light-brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open-grain.
Greenish-brown, very dense wood with slight closed-grain pattern.
Reddish-brown, dense wood with mild closed-grain pattern. Darkens with age and light. Denser than Black Cherry.
Light-tan in color with random purple highlights, very dense closed-grain wood.
Red, moderately dense wood with moderate closed-grain pattern. Very distinct odor. Color deepens with age.
Reddish-brown, dense wood with dynamic open grain.
Greenish-brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open grain.
Brown, very dense wood with dynamic open grain.
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