Wood Species

We offer our stair parts and other products in a great variety of wood species, to match or complement any installation. Our lumber warehouse is stocked with kiln-dried hardwoods from the finest lumber mills. Several woods are available in unique varieties, such as quarter-sawn, rift-sawn or rustic grades, and we can bring in almost any species not listed here.

African Mahogany

Creamy colored sapwood and reddish brown heartwood, with a moderately coarse texture.

Light brown with a red or yellowish tinge. The wood is fairly straight grained with a uniform texture.
American Ash
Similar in appearance to European ash. The sapwood is light and the heartwood varies from greyish brown to light brown. The wood is generally straight grained with a coarse uniform texture.
The sapwood of American beech is white with a red tinge, while the heartwood is light to dark reddish brown. The wood is generally straight grained.
Has white sapwood and light reddish brown heartwood. The wood is straight grained with a fine uniform texture.
Brazilian Cherry
(aka Jatoba)
Deep red, burgundy or orange tones, with a strong visible grain pattern.
Reddish color with an aromatic scent and numerous knots; otherwise straight and close grained.
The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken on exposure to light. In contrast the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform straight grain and a smooth texture.
(aka Brazilian teak)
Heartwood is usually medium to dark brown, with a reddish hue and streaks of lighter brown.
Douglas fir
Generally straight grained; pale cream to light orange-red in color.
Genuine Mahogany
Varies from light red or pale tan to a rich dark deep red or deep golden brown, depending on country of origin
The sapwood is white, tinged with brown while the heartwood is pale brown. Coarse texture with mostly straight grain.
(aka Brazilian walnut)
Heartwood is olive brown to blackish, often with lighter or darker striping and creamy sapwood.
Pale pink to tan in color and similar in appearance to mahogany, but environmentally sustainable. Medium texture and straight grain.
In most respects the wood of soft maple is very similar to that of hard maple. Generally the sapwood is greyish white, and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. The wood is usually straight grained.
Red oak
The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is mostly straight grained, with a coarse texture.
The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. Medium to fine texture; straight grained.
Santos mahogany
Color varies between light orange brown to a dark red or purplish brown.
Light to dark brown, hard and dense, with ribboned grain.
Sapwood is very light, and contrasts with deep reddish brown heartwood. Medium texture and uniform grain.
The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. The wood is generally straight grained.
White oak
The sapwood of American white oak is light colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture.
White pine
Light, soft, straight grained and with very uniform texture. It is not as resinous as other pine woods.
Yellow pine
Distinctive grain pattern with an appealing golden color. Abundant and renewable.