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.

Black Cherry

Reddish-brown, dense wood with mild closed-grain pattern. Darkens with age and light. Most popular Cherry.

Black Walnut

Blackish-brown, dense wood with mild closed grain pattern.

Butternut

Brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open-grain.

Chestnut

Light-brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open-grain.

Osage Orange

Greenish-brown, very dense wood with slight closed-grain pattern.

Pin Cherry

Reddish-brown, dense wood with mild closed-grain pattern. Darkens with age and light. Denser than Black Cherry.

Purple Lilac

Light-tan in color with random purple highlights, very dense closed-grain wood.

Red Cedar

Red, moderately dense wood with moderate closed-grain pattern. Very distinct odor. Color deepens with age.

Red Oak

Reddish-brown, dense wood with dynamic open grain.

Staghorn Sumac

Greenish-brown, moderately dense wood with dynamic open grain.

White Oak

Brown, very dense wood with dynamic open grain.

 

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