Wood Species Types
White ash is characterized by saying it is the “woodiest” of all the species offered. The distinct grain, bright golds and pale yellows make white ash a showstopper— popular in modern contemporary furniture design. Ash offers beautiful contrast with darker, yet complementary materials and finishes.Color: Light blonde and pale yellow to light brown. Straight, consistent grain pattern.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1320
Often considered a more traditional wood species, black walnut has been hugely popular in modern contemporary design. Black walnut is favored for its rich and stunning chocolate tones and ability to play well with other materials, finishes and textures—providing a more layered, interesting room. American black walnut grows “in our backyard”, reducing costs, shipping distances and environmental impact.
Walnut can have significant color variation in its natural state. Sap staining can be specified to balance the lights and darker tones for additional consistency.
Color: Chocolate brown with light to white color variations. Diverse grain pattern.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1010
American cherry is a timeless classic wood, popular in early American furniture design. Today, cherry is one of the most popular choices for kitchen and bath cabinetry, thus making it a natural choice for a butcher block surface. Softer than many of the other species we offer, cherry is completely suitable as a functional work surface, but is most prized as an accent to add depth to design.
American cherry is grown and harvested in proximity to our manufacturing facilities, thus reducing cost, shipping and environmental impact.
Color: Rich amber to reddish-brown tones. Satiny, fine texture. Straight-grain pattern.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 950
EcoLyptus, or lyptus, is a certified “green” wood. This fast growing, renewable wood is grown on plantations using a method of forestry that more closely resembles farming than commercial logging. Ultra hard and dense, lyptus has proven to be the perfect material for hardwearing butcher block surfaces. Its exotic, dramatic color adds depth and makes a bold statement in any design plan.
Color: Deep reddish-brown. Warm tones with a tight, fine grain pattern.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1550
Hard maple is a strong and dense wood with a fine grain structure, perfect for a sturdy butcher block work surface. Colors vary from clear blonde and light brown sapwood to more reddish-brown tones in the heartwood. Maple continues to be a popular choice for today’s kitchen and bath designs for its aesthetic versatility—fitting into both modern to classic motifs.
Color: Blonde and light brown to reddish-brown. Close, faint grain pattern. Uniform texture.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1450
Red Oak is a proven timeless mainstay for interior designers. Favored for its distinct and pronounced grain structure, oak creates a rich and textured butcher block surface. Colors range from golden-brown to salmon, making it popular in traditional and rustic design themes.
Color: Tan and golden-brown to salmon color. Distinct and coarse grain structure.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1290
Teak butcher block is perhaps the most exotic, with its remarkable color variations and prominent grain features. Stunning and rare, a teak butcher block top will get your dinner guests talking. Our teak comes from sustainable sources.
Color: Highly varied light-to-dark brown. Satiny. Unique grain characteristics.
Janka Hardness Scale Score: 1155