Wood and Finish Guide

Because sometimes, endless options can be overwhelming.




Hardwood selections

Hand-picked to ensure your piece stands the test of time.



  • Medium density hardwood
  • High knottiness and rustic character - a great material for harvest tables
  • Low shock resistance
  • Often stained (pictures below are all Alder stained with Dark Walnut stain)


Finishing options

Durability and quality with either option.



  • Hand-applied, oil-based stain to seal and protect the wood
  • 20+ options to choose from
  • Dark Walnut is by far the most popular stain, and looks great on Alder, Hickory and White Oak
  • Cherry and Walnut are recommended to be left unstained and finished with a clear coat of either Rubio Monocoat or Water-Based Finish
  • Tasteful distressing available upon request. Please note that in the Order Notes section when ordering
  • Custom stain mixes and samples available upon request



For any further questions, please see our FAQs page.

If you'd like to see samples of our pieces and finishes in person, please contact us to set up an appointment. We'd love to meet with you.