I'm sure with the closing of this holiday, you are
ready for a break! I received the Floor Quilt Rack
today and it is absolutely beautiful! I can't deny
I was a bit nervous of the outcome due to ordering
something like this over the internet. It is the
perfect size for my mother's quilt. She will love
it. The quality meets all of my expectations. There
is one small problem. The box had a hole in it and
when I opened it, there were a couple of loose
screws and screw buttons. It was odd because the
package of hardware was sealed tightly. Anyway, I
am lacking one screw button. I looked through the
box twice as my husband did once. After the
holidays, could you possibly mail me the missing
button? It is oak with natural stain. I have your
website bookmarked and look forward to checking out
your other products in the future. I hope you have
a wonderful (and restful!) Christmas. Thanks so
Wood Types and Species
selection of wood types to choose from
step in choosing a wood type for your item is to understand that each
wood species has its own degree of durability, beauty, natural color,
and characteristics. Below we have attempted to offer you the best view
and personal opinion of what woods we have readily available.
being the most expensive, fallowed by Walnut,Mahogany,Maple,Oak and then
Pine. If your not really sure, feel free to call us.
Other wood types available upon special request.
Oak Wood The oaks-red and white-are the most
abundant U.S. hardwood species. It would be difficult to name a
wood with a longer and more illustrious history in furnishings and
interior design. Oak was a favorite of early English craftsmen and
a prized material for American Colonists. White oak is just one of
86 oak species native to this country, but it is the classic oak
of America. Although prevalent throughout the eastern half of the
United States, from Maine to Texas, white oak lumber comes chiefly
from the South, South Atlantic and Central States, including the
southern Appalachians. Red oak grows only in North America
and is found further north than any other oak species. A big, slow
growing tree, red oak takes 20 years to mature and lives an
average of 300 years.
Grain:The wood is
most often straight grained, and open pored. It can be steam bent
with caution. The grain is distinguished by rays, which
reflect light and add to its attractiveness. Many distinctive and
sought after patterns emerge: flake figures, pin stripes, fine
lines, leafy grains and watery figures.
very strong and very hard, stiff, durable under exposure, great
wear-resistance, holds nails and screws well.
Durability: Stiff and dense; resists wear, with high shock
resistance, though less durable than white oak.
Color: White Oak-
ranges from nearly white sapwood to a darker gray brown heartwood,
Red Oak-ranges from nearly white cream color to a beautiful warm,
pale brown heartwood, tinted with red.
Oaks can be stained beautifully with a wide range of finish tones.
Oak is our most popular woods.
Pine Wood The western white pine was named by
David Douglas in 1831 while on a journey exploring the west coast
of North America. It is found in southern British Columbia and
Alberta down to northern California and Utah.
The western white pine thrives on a variety of soils, but grows
best in moist valleys and on gentle slopes.
It is commonly called a soft pine because its wood is soft. Its
creamy-white and moderately decay-resistant wood is used
extensively in all areas of woodworking, cabinets, scroll saw &
craft work, folk art and even wood turning for table legs. It has
some grain pattern but not as much as say, red oak.
The wood is light, soft, straight grained and with very uniform
Characteristics: It works very well and is easily shaped with
hand and power tools. This wood accepts many types of glue well,
making for tight bonding.
Soft, fairly durable, although not as resistant to scuffs, dents
and abrasions as the hardwoods. Often used as flooring, but may
not be suitable for all applications due to its softness.
white to pale yellow with a reddish tinge. It darkens with age and
air exposure, eventually turning to a deep orange color.
Finishing: Pine takes most finishes well. With some stains,
a sealer helps prepare the wood to achieve a more even look.
Stained best with: Golden Oak, Natural, Cherry, Red
Mahogany, Red Oak stain.
Pine is our second most popular woods.
Wood Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to
the rose family and was used as early as 400 B.C. by the Greeks
and Romans for furniture making. Cherry helped define American
traditional design because Colonial cabinetmakers recognized its
superior woodworking qualities. Today, cherry helps define Shaker,
Mission and country styling. The wood from the cherry tree can be
described in a single word: beautiful. Its rich red-brown color
deepens with age. Small dark gum flecks add to its interest.
Distinctive, unique figures and grains are brought out through
quarter sawing. It has an exceptionally lustrous appearance that
The finish is satiny to the touch
Straight-grained and satiny. Small gum pockets produce
Characteristics: Light, strong, stiff
and rather hard. Cherry's grain is more subdued than some other hardwood
species, with very interesting character.
moderately hard; excellent shock resistance. Usually considered
too soft for an entire floor - mostly used for borders and
reddish-brown. Cherry darkens considerably with age and exposure
Finishing: Cherry is unsurpassed in its finishing
qualities-its uniform texture takes a finish very well.
Stained best with: Cherry Stain, Natural Stain, Red
Mahogany, Red Oak.
Cherry is our most favorite Woods.
Walnut Wood Black Walnut is a
prized species for veneer panels, doors, furniture and cabinetry,
with a warm, rich, high-quality appearance, and a wide variety of
grain patterns and figuring. Walnut also has superior physical
properties, making it the preferred wood for airplane propellers
and gun stocks.
Grain: Mostly straight and open, but
some boards have burled or curly grain. Arrangement of pores is
similar to hickories and persimmon, but pores are smaller in size.
Great variety of color and figure
within species, as well as variation in color among boards.
Especially in lower grades and from material that isn't steamed
prior to kiln-drying
Durability: Moderately dense, very strong, good shock
resistance. Not as dent-resistant as Oak.
Heartwood ranges from a deep, rich dark brown to a purplish
black. Sapwood is nearly white to tan. Difference between
heartwood and sapwood color is great; some flooring manufacturers
steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood,
resulting in a more uniform color.
finishes nicely, with a handsome grain pattern.
Stained best with: Dark Walnut,
natural, Ebony or Jacobean stains.
Fun to work with, stain's well, smells good.
Wood While it is
reported to be relatively secure in El Salvador and Honduras, the
status of Honduras mahogany in Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, and
Bolivia is known to be either Extinct, Endangered, Vulnerable, or
Although Mahogany may be widespread, and apparently secure within
parts of its growing area (more than 100 occurrences), there is
some long-term concern about its continued abundance in these
areas and the threat to its population in other areas (Source -
The Nature Conservancy - Rank of relative endangerment based
primarily on the number of worldwide occurrence of the species).
The grain is straight to roey, wavy, or curly. Irregularities in
the grain often produce highly attractive figures such as, fiddle
back, blister, stripe or roe, and mottle. Storied rays produce
wavy horizontal bands across the surface of flat-sawn boards.
Straight grain with a fine even texture. Honduras
Mahogany is relatively free of voids and pockets
Heartwood is reported to have high durability, and is resistant to
brown-rot and white rot fungi. It is rated as moderately resistant
to attack by dry-wood termites, and is susceptible to marine borer
attack. Logs are vulnerable to attack by pinhole borers.
varies considerably in color. It may be yellowish, reddish,
pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, maturing into a deep
rich red or brown color with age. Exposure to strong sunlight may
cause some fading. The wide variability in color has enabled many
look-alike species to be marketed as mahogany.
No known finishing problems.
Stained best with: Cherry Stain,
Natural Stain, Red Mahogany, Red Oak.
Fun to work with, stain's well.
Not added to drop down list yet. If wanted please ask.
Maple Wood The American species of maple are
divided into two groups: Hard maple, which includes sugar and
black maple; and soft maple, which includes red and silver maple.
Until the turn of the century, the heels of women's shoes were
made from maple, as were airplane propellers in the 1920s. Maple
has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early
Colonial days. Hard maple is the standard wood for cutting boards
because it imparts no taste to food and holds up well.
Grain: Closed, subdued
grain, with medium figuring and uniform texture. Occasionally
shows quilted, fiddle back, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured
boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium
Light color lends itself to contemporary light floors. Extra care
must be taken during sanding and finishing, as sanding marks and
finish lines are more obvious due to maple's density and light
Durability: Dense, strong, tough,
stiff; excellent shock resistance -- often used in bowling alleys
and athletic facilities. Markedly resistant to abrasive wear
heartwood is light reddish-brown with deeper-colored late-wood
bands. The sapwood is white in co lour. and furnishes the white
maple prized for certain uses. It differs mainly from the soft
maples in its greater density and finer texture.
Takes neutral finish well;
does not stain uniformly. Stained best with:
Natural or Colonial Maple stain. Dark colors sometimes come
out blotchy. Colonial Maple looks lighter and more orange.
Too hard, doesn't like stain.
I just wanted to let you know I received my quilt hanger and am
thrilled! It's exactly what I hoped it would be and the oak matches my
perfectly. It was definitely worth the wait. Every time I walked
by it I smile because
I am so pleased with it. Thank you for great quality and craftsmanship
at an affordable price.
I received my order from you today. Thank you so much, you do beautiful
work!!! I was most pleased with the quilt hanger. The color was exactly
what I had hoped for (color choices via the computer, aren't always as they
may appear on the screen).
Thank you again. I know I'll shop your website again.
Hello Mr. Robinson-
I just wanted you to know that I received my shelf and IT IS
Thank you ever so much. I will definitely pass your name along to my
friends. I am sure I will be ordering from you again. The workmanship you
did on this shelf is absolutely perfect! My husband will be hanging it for
me soon. Thank you again for such a quality piece of furniture!