I'm able to use most domestic and many exotic lumber species. Below are a few of my favorite woods to use along with a quick description for each wood species.
- Poplar Muted grain, has slight yellow, green and gray coloring to it
- Barnwood Rustic and visible but muted grain with amazing depth due to the age. Will have cracks and splits and old nail holes in it
- Alder Muted grain, knotty and rustic looking. Most farmhousy look without the cracks and splits of barnwood
- Cherry Grain that’s more present and available than poplar, alder, and maple but with a soft feel. A great deep brown red color.
- Walnut Very colorful clearly defined muted grain and my personal favorite. This is the diamond of domestic American lumber. A great mix of hardness and color.
- Maple Muted grain. A very dense yet affordable lumber. Often used for cutting boards and painted kitchen cabinets.
- Red Oak Hearty strong grain lines. Traditional and slightly red in color. Very commonly used.
- White Oak Hearty strong grain lines. Very hard and durable. Traditional and slightly gray or yellow in color. Works great with gray stains.