What Different Types of Wood Species Are Right for Your Table?

Learn about our Featured Hardwoods - Walnut, Monkeypod, Oak Tables & More.

We work with locally sourced domestic hardwoods like Walnut, Oak, Maple, Cherry and Ash – as well as imported exotic species such as Guanacaste and Monkeypod. Before you choose what wood you’re going to spend the rest of your life rubbing your elbows all over, it can only help to know the basic qualities of each of the key species we offer. Follow along to learn which different types of wood are right for your space and style.

DOMESTIC HARDWOODS

Black Walnut -

Appearance: Black Walnut can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with dark brown streaks. This is our best seller

Texture: This wood species has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

Where We Source It From: Primarily Minnesota and Wisconsin, but when necessary we’ll bring it in from the far reaches of middle America, including Missouri and Pennsylvania.

Care: Use items like tablecloths, place mats, and coasters to prevent scratching on your Black Walnut Table. Always use a microfiber cloth when dry dusting, and lift objects such as frames and vases out of the way to properly clean. Don’t place hot cups or dishes directly on the table, as it can discolor lacquers or resin finishes.

Pricing: $650-2,500 *depending on the product

A Black Walnut dining table is a modern gathering piece that stands out in any home, for nights with friends or family dinners around the holidays. This wood species is easy to clean and maintain, all it needs is a little dusting. Explore our collection of Black Walnut furniture to find inspiration for a custom piece.

Monkeypod

Appearance: Monkeypod tends to be a golden to dark brown, with darker streaks. Sapwood is usually thin and yellow/white.

Texture: This wood species has a medium to coarse texture with a moderate natural luster.

Where We Source It From: Harvested from sustainably sourced wood slabs, crafted by hand.

Care: Apply the proper cleaning products to your Monkeypod wood such as warm, soapy water with a soft cloth. Don’t use any hard bristle brushes that could scratch the wood. Limiting exposure to sunlight will also ensure your Monkeypod will keep its color and shape.

Pricing: $650-2,800 *depending on the product

Our Monkeypod furniture blends Midcentury Modern and industrial styles to craft unique pieces for a home or office. Explore our collection of Monkeypod furniture to find inspiration for your custom piece.

Oak

Appearance:  Oak has a light to medium reddish-brown color. When new and unfinished, Oak furniture will appear light with a slightly yellowed hue. Over time, sunlight will cause the wood to darken.

Texture: This wood species has a fairly coarse grain.

Where We Source It From: Harvested from Minnesota wood slabs, crafted by hand.

Care: Always clean up spills and liquids as quickly as possible with Oak furniture. Moisture can cause rough grains to protrude from previously smooth surfaces.

Pricing: $650-2,400 *depending on the product

Make a timeless investment with a piece of Oak furniture from Stockton Heritage. A customer favorite for custom dining tables, explore our collection of Oak furniture to find inspiration for your own custom piece.

Ash

Appearance: Ash has a light to medium brown color. Sapwood tends to have a beige or light brown color. It’s important to note that Ash wood typically darkens over time.

Texture: This wood species has a medium to coarse texture, similar to Oak.

Where We Source It From: Harvested from Minnesota wood slabs, crafted by hand.

Care: Use items like tablecloths, place mats, and coasters to prevent scratching on your Ash furniture. Clean these pieces with a soft damp cloth.

Pricing: $600-1,200 *depending on the product

Our Ash furniture are testaments to nature’s raw beauty. Discover some of our favorite Ash pieces such as sliding barn doors or dining tables.

Maple

Appearance: Maple ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color with a reddish or golden hue.

Texture: This wood species has a fine, even texture.

Where We Source It From: Harvested from Minnesota wood slabs, crafted by hand.

Care: Dust your maple furniture weekly to keep it clean and dust-free. You can go over it with a feather duster or wipe it down with a white cloth. Every other week, you can use a furniture polish on Maple furniture. Tip: ensure to smooth it over the wood in the direction of the grain.

Pricing: $650-4,000 *depending on the product

Pieces of Maple furniture are certain to be conversation pieces in any home or office. Make a bold and beautiful statement in your home or work space with a Maple table or console table. Find inspiration for your custom piece in our collection of Maple furniture.

Before you purchase a piece of furniture, make sure to do your research on the different types of wood. How long do you want to use the table? Are you willing to stay on top of upkeep? Still aren’t sure which species to choose? Contact us, we can help answer all of your questions.