oak and white kitchen table

oak and white kitchen table

hi there and welcome. i'm beth and we'regetting into answering our frequently asked questions in this series of videos.we're going to start with one of the most popular questions we get which is,what type of wood should i choose for my solid wood furniture? the six mostpopular wood types here at dutch crafters are oak, quarter sawn white oak,cherry brown maple, walnut, and pine wood. now let's start with oak, oak is a highlydurable light-colored wood. it has a well-defined grain pattern. oak is anideal candidate for furniture that sees heavy use. while it has a traditionallook, oak can be used with many different styles. now let's look at quarter sawnwhite oak. quarter sawn white oak wood


the oak log is quartered then it'sturned and cut again and this creates a unique grain pattern. now, quarter sawnwhite oak has the same durability and strength as your oak wood but it hasadded resistance to cupping and warping due to the unique way that it's cut.quarter sawn white oak is a great candidate for your bedroom furniture andit's popular for mission and shaker style furniture as well.cherry is another popular hardwood that's most notable because of the way itscolor changes over time with exposure to light. this beautiful darkening occurseven after the wood is stained. cherry has a rich, fine, straight grain thatmakes it a beautiful choice for elegant


dining furniture.we're on to brown maple. brown maple wood comes from the heartwood of the log,which is the wood that's closest to the center of the log. it's rich with streaksand variations that contribute to a unique wood grain. brown maple is sleekand smooth; it's easy to paint and it works well in contemporary furniture.now what about hard maple? hard maple comes from the sap wood, or the outermostportion of the log. same strength and durability as brown maple but it'sheavier and denser. and we're moving on to walnut wood. walnut comes from theheartwood of the tree: remember that's the wood closest to the center of thelog and in a walnut tree this is where


the wood is a rich deep brown. the resultis a dark tone wood that looks especially stunning in a natural orlinseed oil finish. walnut is a great candidate for an executive officefurniture and stunning dining furniture. we move on to pine wood. pine is a softer,lighter toned wood available at a much lower price point. pine wood is oftenpainted but it can be stained with a dark stain to preserve the quality ofthe wood grain. pine is also popular for your country style furniture, yourfarmhouse style furniture, like farmhouse tables or beautiful pine hutches. theseare just a few of the wood types available here at dutchcrafters. for afull overview, please visit the wood


types page in our learning center orfollow the link here. we encourage you to order stain samplesof any wood types that you're interested in. please call a furniture specialist atour toll free number or place an order here. what questions would you likeanswered in a video? we look forward to hearing from you. please leave yourquestions in the comments below. i'm beth rice for dutchcrafters. thanksso much for watching!