- Chelsea J Marshall
What You Need to Know Before Selecting Rustic Wood Varieties
In addition to their top-grain counterparts, we offer Rustic Cherry & Rustic Quartersawn White Oak on many of our pieces. These rustic varieties are characterized by markings that are inherent in natural wood.
Rustic Cherry Wood
Rustic Quartersawn White Oak
As a tree grows, various factors and environmental conditional will affect the grain pattern of the wood. Knots, pits, and wormholes are common and natural characteristics of real wood. When building furniture in top-grain species, our builders carefully select the most consistent boards, with the fewest irregularities.
Rustic cherry sideboard
Notice the knot in the right door
When a customer selects a rustic wood variety, like Rustic Cherry or Rustic Quartersawn White Oak, the builders don’t sort out the boards with irregularities. This means that the furniture will show knots, pits, and other irregularities intrinsic to natural wood. Large knots will be filled with an epoxy. Any knots occurring on moldings or any carved or rounded details on the furniture may feel rough to the touch.
Rustic quartersawn TV stand
Rustic cherry jewelry armoire
These markings are not defects in the material, but part of the nature of real wood. Please be sure to ask your salesperson to show you full-sized furniture pieces in your chosen wood & stain. All pieces are built-to-order and we cannot accept returns due to dissatisfaction in grain pattern, markings, or coloring.
Rustic quartersawn dresser