There is an unsaid beauty in all woods.
Lumber has been used for fine furniture and doors since the
beginning of time. As all woods are created by nature, every
piece is unique in the graining and a range of color variances.
The species of wood that you choose will
clarify the type of graining, but keep in mind that no two
trees are the exact same.
The final finish of the wood will add
color tones to the wood and varies wholly dependant on each
piece of wood. All of the woods that we offer come to us kiln
dried and are allowed to acclimate to our weather before they
are cut. This allows the wood to very dry before being glued
When wood is constructed in a low humidity
area (like New Mexico) the wood it already in a naturally
"shrunken" state. When taken to an area of the country
with more humidity, the wood will "expand" some
and shrink back when it is dry. This is a plus in that our
furniture and doors can be moved easily across the country,
in varying climates without adversely affecting the construction.
When assembled in a high humidity area, the wood is naturally
in an "expanded" state, so if moved to a low humidity
area, the shrinkage that occurs can often affect the construction
Solid woods are best because if you ever
get a scratch or ding, you can fix it. There are always putties
and fillers that can be used that match the wood tones and
can often be finished as the wood is. The beauty of solid
woods is that you can always sand or refinish the wood. The
only thing that is bad for solid woods is moisture. When used
for doors, the wood MUST be properly sealed on ALL sides.
Because climates vary so, your best bet for sealing instructions
can be found at your nearest paint or finish store. When used
for furniture, the option is yours on whether or not to seal
the wood. Sealing the wood helps insure that the wood will
not be affected as much by moisture. Often, the sealing finish
is softer than that of the wood. For example, an oak dining
table would not easily scratch from use, but a lacquer finish
would. If you do not choose have the furniture sealed, you
must keep the wood from drying out by applying a wax or oil.
Please see the maintenance sections, listed
on the left, for more information.