Our preferred hardwoods
are Eastern Black Walnut,
American White Oak
& Quebec Maple.
Hardwood comes from slow growing, deciduous trees that are amazingly dense, durable and resilient. With proper care, furniture produced using these amazing species can last a lifetime – it’s our material of choice. We have long standing relationships with our wood suppliers, who source lumber from sustainably managed forests.
A. & B. American Black Walnut
Walnut is a hardwood, known for its strength, straight grain and its rich chocolate brown colour. It tends to have a natural mix of both light and dark colours. Walnut comes from the Eastern Seaboard of the US. It can be a very versatile wood, offering a range of shades and grains. As the tree grows it absorbs minerals from the soil. These minerals get pushed towards the centre or older part of the tree creating darker wood called heartwood. The sapwood, found towards the exterior is the younger, paler part of the tree. In a typical plank about 2 inches on either side will be sapwood.
Our furniture is offered in solid walnut (B), which naturally includes both lighter and darker parts of the tree. For those looking for a more uniform look we also offer Walnut Select (A), whereby most of the sapwood has been removed.
C. American White Oak
Oak is a hardwearing dense wood. It is known for having lovely open grain and was traditionally used in the construction of boars and wine barrels. Its soft, light colouring is often associated with Scandinavian design.
D. Quebec Maple
Maple is a dense, closed grained hardwood found in Canada and the United States. It’s pale in colour and has subtle variations in grain and markings. Maple is a very stable, resistant wood species lending itself perfectly to furniture production. The maple used in our furniture collection is sourced from Quebec.