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5 wood species that will make great furniture in your home
5 wood species that will make great furniture in your home

by Kyle Lindstrom August 12, 2022

White Oak

At present, white oak is the most in demand lumber in contemporary furniture design. We have seen this popularity playing out in our own shop as around 40% of the furniture we have been commissioned to build in the last year is in white oak. We have also seen the strain of its popularity as the price of white oak has skyrocketed, and the boards that we are receive are requiring more attention to ensure our standard of quality due to how quickly they’re processed at the sawmill.  To boast of its rediscovered appeal, white oak is long lasting,

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Furniture You Purchase Once And Feel Good About
Furniture You Purchase Once And Feel Good About

by Andrew DePalma May 26, 2017

I love nature.  I really do.  It brings a sense of peace, reverence, and awe that is difficult to come by in our fast paced world.  This started when I was a boy on summer camping trips in the Sequoia National parks….yea those trees are big!   

This continued as I learned to enjoy the outdoors on backpacking trips as an adult.  Some of my closest friendships, best memories, and stories have been forged on these trips. 

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