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Wood Choices

Each of our wood options are completely unique. The same goes for each board that is sawn in the creation of our furniture. It is this individuality that allows for you, the customer, to choose which type of wood would best compliment your home and specific needs. We know this choice is an important one, so we have collected some information below to help you make a more informed decision.

Oak Wood

Red Oak features a wide, coarse grain. The ridges of this distinct grain add an unique element of simplistic beauty to your furniture and home. The grain also serves well in hiding any possible dents that may occur over time. Oak is a very forgiving wood, making it an excellent choice for dining room tables as well as any areas of your home that are used daily. Whether you are looking for a small bread box or a complete dining room set, this sturdy timber is sure to create a durable masterpiece.


Pine Wood

Eastern White Pine has a broad, curving grain with unique knots of different sizes and shapes. As a soft wood, pine does have a tendency to dent quicker than other woods. Despite being a softer wood, furniture constructed with pine remains strong and secure. This wood readily absorbs stain, and has a tendancy to look darker than other woods with the same stain.


Maple Wood

Soft Maple, despite its name, possesses a similar durability to oak wood. Both are more resilient than pine wood. Stains blend well on maple's smooth grain, creating a flawless, even surface. Its beauty and strength are often used in dining room and bedroom furniture. We work with two different types of Maple wood at Peaceful Valley, Wormy Maple and Brown Maple.

Wormy Maple


Wormy Maple contains natural wormholes that appear randomly throughout the wood, its grain darkens around these holes creating both character and natural beauty. If you looking for a unique conversational piece, Wormy Maple is a good fit for you.

Brown Maple


Brown Maple features a fine grain and smooth surface with a rich, elegant appearance. If you are looking for a wood with a tighter grain, but want something more affordable than cherry wood, brown maple might be a good choice for you.


Cherry Wood

Cherry promises a simple, straight grain, similar in appearance to maple yet more consistent — a timeless look that transcends changing trends. Due to its consistent grain and durable design, cherry wood is a great choice for any type of indoor furniture. Cherry furniture is known to darken as it ages (especially within the first year).

Interested in the process & transformation from tree to wood?
Find more information on our blog (Behind the Scenes: All about our Timber).

Visit any of our locations to experience, first hand, the variety of our available wood and color options.