OUR MATERIALS

Here is a sampling of wood species we use. These are examples. No two pieces of wood of the same species are exactly the same. We like that.

Alder (Red)
Reddish and has a grain similar to birch; can be sourced from urban salvage or farmed origins for different results
Anigre
A clear grain that is similar but a bit darker (sometimes pinker) than maple
Ash
White Ash has a course, open grain texture, similar to oak, but generally more consistent.
Bamboo
While we do not believe that bamboo is the be all, end all in green materials, when procured mindfully, it provides a variety of good aesthetic and sustainable options.
Carob (Urban Salvage)
Exotic qualities in a locally sourced wood, unique color and grain
Cherry
One of the most workable woods, but difficult to finish its fine closed grain; darkens over time
Douglas Fir (Clear)
Reclaimed from local, vintage buildings that have been torn down, old-growth douglas fir is dense, strong and full of character
Douglas Fir (Stained)
Reclaimed from local, vintage buildings that have been torn down, old-growth douglas fir is dense, strong and full of character
Eucalyptus
Certain species that are local to Southern California provide stunning lumber for casework and furniture in a range of color and figure
Hickory
Dunnage, the square pieces of wood used as support and padding in building, shipping and trucking, were made of old growth wood species, like oak, elm and hickory.
Liquid Amber
Generally planted for its ornamental beauty, this tree has strong woodworking qualities for furniture and millwork.
Mahogany
A common favorite for furniture and cabinets alike, be on the alert for the chain of custody on this species
Maple (Various Species)
Uniform texture that works in a wide range of applications
Mesquite (Honey or Black)
Lots of character and very durable, grows wild in the American Southwest
Oak (Live) (Urban Salvage)
Historically used in ship building, similar qualities to white oak, found locally in California
Oak (Reclaimed Dunnage) (Clear)
Dunnage, the square pieces of wood used as support and padding in building, shipping and trucking, were made of old growth wood species, like oak, elm and hickory.
Oak (Reclaimed Dunnage) (Stained)
Dunnage, the square pieces of wood used as support and padding in building, shipping and trucking, were made of old growth wood species, like oak, elm and hickory.
Oak (Rift Cut) (Black Stain)
A consistent ray fleck pattern that takes stain well
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (4" eased mix)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (4" light)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (Malibu Style / Mixed Tones)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (Malibu Style / Wire Brush / Medium Tones)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (Edge Grain / Wire Brush / Liming Wax)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Oak (Reclaimed Wine Oak) (Edge Grain)
White Oak is used to flavor wine. We divert 1000s of board feet from the landfill every year. There is no "stain" used here, besides the wine.
Pine (Various Species / Urban Salvage)
Unlike mass marketed pine you can dent with your fingernail, we prefer to reclaim stock that is hard and durable, often with interesting character and color.
Redwood (Salvage)
California Redwood has straight grain and a pinkish to reddish color. Salvaged first growth lumber maintains a level of durability and resistance to decay that second growth crops have lost.
Sycamore (Salvage)
Light color and a lacy grain; found locally in California
Walnut (Black)
One of the few domestic hardwoods with a natural dark color; very hard, durable and resistant to decay
Walnut (Claro)
Native to the West Coast and especially California, Claro is used mostly for high-quality furniture and gunstocks.