This option is from the same species of Maple as "White Maple", however has brown heartwood included. Brown Maple is a great option when a medium - dark stain is applied (colour variation disappears). Brown Maple is a very cost effective wood species.
Hickory is the hardest wood native to North America. This is a great option for clients that require a top that can handle heavy everyday use. It looks great with heavy - light distressing. Hickory has a contrast from light - medium brown. The open grains of Hickory wood give a slightly more textured appearance, compared to Maple, however, not as grainy as Ash or Oak.
Ambrosia Maple is great if you desire a surface that is unique and has a lot of character. The dark streaks in the wood grain allow for the illusion of depth which hides small scratches and dents better than a more uniform wood species.
Black Walnut is a rich and luxurious wood with an elaborate and interesting grain pattern. Sapwood is a dark pale yellow and heartwood ranges from a medium - dark brown. The sound knots and figures that are characteristics of this species are not considered defects but enhancements of the wood's natural beauty. Often finished without a stain and left with only a clear coating.
White Maple has a consistent and uniform colour, with little to no imperfections. It is a tight grained wood with minimal grain.
White Pine is a soft wood that will develop character over time. Clear finishes will bring out a yellow tone and cause knots to darken to a red / brown colour. White Pine is a more affordable option compared to other wood species.