Wood Selections

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Alder

Alder wood is the most popular wood choice. People tend to love alder because of its consistent tone, less prominent grain and lack of knots. It could be referred to as a chameleon wood because of its acceptance of stain it can be made to look like many other woods, but for less money. Alder is very easy to work with and is less prone to blowouts or chipping.

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Oak

Oak has a beautifully distinctive amount of grain that truly sets it apart from other woods. It is easily identifiable by its long curvy patterns of darker and lighter rings, with consistent small tick marks throughout. Wilding Wallbeds has the ability to stain oak wood from the traditional red tones to blonde, gray, brown or even dark tones. As stated earlier, oak has a distinctive amount of grain so when it is painted, the color is consistent but the wood grain is still visible.

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Maple

Maple has the least amount of grain out of all the woods offered. When you are looking through the various stain you will notice that there are the least amount of finish options for maple wood. This is due to the density of the wood and tightness of the grain. Maple wood is not as porous and doesn't accept all stains the same way, which causes many stains to end up blotchy. We have gone through and found the stains that look great and are the best suited for maple.

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Cherry

It is known for its relatively clean grain, with darker pockets of hardened sap. Cherry can vary in colors from blonde to darker streaks of grain patterns. Cherry is a high end wood that is absolutely gorgeous. When people think of cherry often they assume that it will be red because the fruit it produces is red. Though there may be veins of red throughout the wood it has a wide spectrum of colors with the most prominent being blonde. Cherry wood is fairly easy to work with and accepts stains evenly and well. This means that you have the option to darken the wood and add different colors to highlight its natural beauty

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Mahogany

Naturally, Mahogany is a darker wood, and it accepts stain very well. The grain is what makes mahogany truly unique. Similar to oak is has consistent little tick marks, or grain depressions, but different than oak it has straight vertical grain pattern that doesn’t loop or swirl. Because of these vertical patterns mahogany is often used in modern and contemporary designs. These simple designs allow the grain to be the main focus of the piece of furniture. With that in mind, mahogany is also used in traditional settings allowing the grain to compliment the intricacy of the craftsmanship

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Paint Grade Wood

Paint Grade wood is an engineered plywood, that uses a hardwood core with a smooth MDF skin. This outer layer of MDF is designed to be painted and creates a smooth finish void of any grain, or imperfections that are present in wood.

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