Wood Species that Catch the Eye

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Wood Species that Catch the Eye

Working with wood every day, we aren’t afraid to proclaim a certain level of expertise; and, while most timbers can be utilized for something,. There are a few that have been undeniably blessed by Mother Nature. We’re talking about those with stunning rains, interesting roots, enticing colors and aromas that entrance.  Let us give you a run down on some beautiful eye catching wood species!  Now, we aren’t saying that there isn’t a place for pine and the like. Far from it in fact, because we adore pine timber. It’s easy to work with, can be made to look like very realistic barnwood and is naturally less prone to insects! However, for this one article, we are looking at the extra special varieties that leave a lasting visual impression! So, let’s dive in to learn about these woods! an eye catching wood species-black walnut

Black walnut

A striking hardwood that has a striated chocolate brown appearance that feels exotic and expensive. It’s very strong and with such a beautiful look, needs nothing more than a clear finish; though it is relatively easy to polish to a high gloss. This makes it incredible for show stopping pieces such as coffee tables. Making it one of the nicest eye catching wood species!

Reclaimed barnwood

Genuine antique barnwood comes from a number of sources but here at Woodland Creek Furniture, we are always careful to ensure it has at least 100 years of traceable history. Strong due to years of weathering, what is it that  makes barnwood so appealing? Well the answer to that is that it comes with decades of heritage and the marks to prove it. No two pieces are ever the same and this lends itself to statement builds, such as large family dining tables with stoic trestle bases.

Red cedar

  A softwood with excellent durability and resistance to moisture; red cedar is often recognize by its bold and vivacious hue. A hue that is lends a golden glow to any room it’s used in. As well as, people often use it for exterior cladding! It works particularly well in bathrooms; thanks to the natural water repelling and can add instant warmth to an otherwise cool space. Red cedar vanity units are a specialty of ours.A eye catching wood species- Red Cedar

Stripped white cedar

Just as with the red, white cedar is amazing in terms of its anti-rot and decay properties! While also being unappealing to insects as well. This means that it offers great longevity, despite being a softwood. Less bold than the red, white cedar has a paler, more creamy tone and works literally everywhere in a home. Stripped log bunk beds never fail to impress!


Super strong, hard and heavy, hickory is the ultimate hardwood with a gruff exterior. A coarse bark pattern makes for beautifully rustic furniture pieces with some serious edge; However, strip the outer layer and there’s a stunning contrasting inner that you get to reveal. Notoriously more costly, but also a real statement, hickory works well as sofas and chairs that will see a lot of use. There’s a perfect wood for every application and location, not to mention color scheme. The trick is working with a team of experts, like ours, who can give you the benefit of their experience.
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