All Products Are Custom Built At Our Facility In Zebulon, NC, USA
Various Species | 100% Kiln Dried
Note: We are very passionate about wood at Oak City Customs, however, there are over 60,000 known species of trees. Provided below is basic info on select common woods in inventory. If you have any questions regarding a specific species for your custom project, please feel free to contact us!
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Red Oak grows abundantly in Eastern US. It has a light brown to pinkish-reddish color, straight to wavy grain, and is hard & heavy. Due to availability & durability, Red Oak is the most common choice for furniture in the country!
Origin: Eastern US; Central US; Southeast Canada; South Central Canada
While not as abundant as Red Oak, White Oak is regularly available. This is a very strong wood with a light brown, honey color and straight to wavy grain. The larger rays often give it more figure than Red Oak. Due to its strength and durability, White Oak is a very common choice for furniture.
Also, White Oak will not rot, making it a top choice for outdoor projects!
Origin: Eastern US; Central US; Southeastern Canada; South Central Canada
Poplar grows abundantly throughout many parts of North America and looks gorgeous when finished. This wood has a light brown to olive green color. Often purples and blues may be seen as well. The green turns more brown with light exposure. While one of the most popular trees for paper products, Poplar is very common in furniture manufacturing.
Origin: Central North America; Eastern North America
Walnut is light brown to dark-chocolate brown, often with purplish streaks. Walnut is a very hard wood that lightens in color with age. This species is often regarded as a higher-end material than some other hardwoods. If you are looking for a dark toned wood, Walnut is always a great choice!
Origin: North America; South America; Asia; Europe
Regarded as one of the finest nut trees, Hickory is extremely dense and durable. Being one of the strongest hardwoods in the commercial market, Hickory is an excellent choice for furniture.
The grain is wavy with a medium-brown and reddish heartwood. Hickory often has a naturally rustic look! While the limited availability can make this our most expensive wood, once your project is complete you will immediately see where your extra money went!
Soft Maple is light-to-dark reddish brown, with straight to wavy grain. It is about 25% less hard than Hard Maple. Often referred to as Ambrosia Maple, the beautiful patterns in the wood are actually caused by wood-boring Ambrosia Beetles!
Origin: Eastern US; Central US; Southeastern Canada
Hard Maple has a dark to reddish-brown heartwood, with a much lighter sapwood. This wood has a fine texture and the grain is mildly wavy. Its strength and durability, along with its often rustic character, make Hard Maple a great choice for furniture.
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Sapele, commonly known as Mahogany, originates in West Africa. The color is a golden to dark-reddish brown, darkening with age. The grain is interlocked, sometimes very wavy. Sapele is very durable and often extremely clean of any cracks, knots, or imperfections, making it a top choice by woodworkers.
Like White Oak, Sapele also handles outdoor elements very well!
Origin: West Africa; Nigeria; Tropical Africa
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Ash is gray to light brown or pale yellow streaked with brown. The grain is straight to wavy with overall good wood strength properties. Ash is actually one of the most dense hardwoods that we offer!
For many, many years, Ash has been a top choice for hardwood furnishings!