How to Choose
With so many wood options available, E&G Amish Furniture works closely with our customers to choose the perfect wood. Each wood takes stain differently due to their density, which can be referenced with our Jenka Hardness Scale. The higher the density (Hickory), the more durable the wood, and lower density (Elm) can be subject to dents and dings. Talk to our associates about the best wood for your home!
Red Oak wood has a slight red undertone, and wide grain pattern that is striped with dark and light tones. The stain penetrates the grain deeper in the open wood and creates a beautiful contrast on every surface.
Quarter Sawn White Oak is a denser wood with white undertones and tiger striping. The grain is interrupted with striping caused by cutting the wood at a quarter of an angle, creating small sections of clear wood with little grain within the larger sections of grain.
Stunning wood grain made by cutting the wood at a quarter of an angle to create "tiger striping", which is caused by interrupting the grain pattern. This variation will have knots that are filled with a black epoxy.
Stunning red tinted wood with swirling, marble patterns in the grain. Carefully chosen pieces of wood to guarantee no knots or sap spots.
Soft wood that is tinted red, with remarkable swirls and marbling throughout the grain. Known as character cherry, with small sap spots that are filled with a black epoxy.
Tinted with red, this wood is known for swirling and marbled patterns in the grain. Knots are caused by the tree growing around old branches, and are filled with a black epoxy.
Dense wood causes a tight grain pattern with slight texture. This dense wood is not as absorbent and causes dark stains to appear lighter than they would on cherry or brown maple.
Dense wood causes a tight grain pattern with slight texture. This variation will have knots and imperfections that are filled with a black epoxy.
Beautiful, varied grain pattern that offers many deep tones with strips of white throughout. Usually used for Live Edge tables with a natural finish.
Simple, clean grain pattern with variation throughout the wood, bringing light and dark streaks through the stain.
A stunning white wood with red tinted stripes, dotted with small holes that are left behind from the worms that lived in the wood. Mostly left natural, with no stain.
Elm wood grain is very small and has a beautiful grain pattern referred to as “feathering.” The wood is soft, and the grain pattern is repetitive and small, giving the piece and elegant feel.
E&G Amish Furniture ranks the wood we offer with the Jenka Hardness Scale, pictured above, to measure the density of wood. The wood is measured by pressing a metal ball into the wood with a hydraulic press until the metal ball is embedded into the wood. The amount of pressure applied to the wood will determine the density. This density will effect how the wood will absorb the stain, how easy the wood can ding and dent, and how heavy the wood will be. Talk to our associates about which wood will be the most suitable for your lifestyle.