Hardwood Options For Your Custom Newel Posts
Our Newel Posts Start with Quality Hardwoods
Our Products Come in 6 Distinct Hardwood Species
Paint Grade Maple:
A hard white maple with non-uniform color and texture. It is a durable hardwood with a fine and uniform texture that finishes very smoothly. This is an excellent option when finished with opaque painting.
Hard White Maple:A durable hardwood with a fine and uniform texture that finishes very smoothly. Its natural color varies from nearly white to light tan.
A durable hardwood with a coarse textured grain which gives great natural character. Its natural color varies from yellow, to pale brown, often with a light reddish tinge. It accepts stain consistently and the grain texture is visible even under very dark stain colors.
A dense hardwood with a smooth even-grain. It stains beautifully but is often left in its natural state which varies from light cream to a dark reddish brown. The color can darken considerably with age.
Quarter Sawn White Oak:
Much like red oak it is a very durable wear-resistant hardwood. It has a medium-/coarse textured grain which gives it great natural character. Its natural color varies from light tan to nearly white or light grey. When quartersawn, a very unique flecking/striping grain pattern can be achieved.
A dense hardwood with natural color ranging from light- to deep-chocolate brown. The light color being the sapwood which is generally not used by our craftsman in order to achieve more consistent color. This hardwood is generally finished with no stain to keep its natural color.
What To Consider When Choosing Your Wood Species?
Hardwoods can bring life to your vision of style. When working with hardwood, you are choosing a one-of-a-kind product. No two cuts of wood are exactly the same, and each wood species has unique visual characteristics. The style options are endless!
We source our hardwoods from across the northeastern United States. Our hardwoods are individually inspected to ensure the highest quality wood selections are used.
When working with hardwoods you are choosing products that durable and high in density (in comparison to soft woods such as pine, hemlock, spruce, and fir).
What other wood species are you matching or contrasting in your home?
If you are matching the cabinets or flooring then this decision is simple. If you want to contrast, choose another distinct wood species to bring into your home.
Do you like unique looking wood patterns and character or are you drawn to smoother more subtle wood grain patterns?
Maple and cherry have tight closed grain while white and red oak have a more open porous grain.
What colors are you drawn to?
Woods such as maple or white oak give you the option of light tones while dark rich tones are achieved through black walnut. As well, all hardwoods can be stained a variety of different colors, so the style options are endless.