The dark warmth of black walnut is a classic. All the stains, tints and dyes that try to match the natural colour of walnut cannot come close, nor can they replicate the natural variation in colour that you can find within any given tree which can range from the creamy tan of the sapwood to the dark chocolate brown of the heartwood. Over time, these colour variations become more pronounced as the wood lightens a few shades.
is similar to maple in colour, yet with time turns a warm honey
gold. There can also be a greater variation in its colour from tree to
tree and within any given board. Birch is known for having wavy,
shimmery figure that is quite appealing.
in appearance and coloration, ranging from its more characteristic pink
salmon hue, to the lighter, maple-like color of the sap wood. Unless
requested, Gerrybuilt furnishings made of cherry will be made of pink
which darkens to a rusty or even chocolatey red over the years.
The aging of
any species of wood will depend on many factors including care of the
individual piece of furniture, its exposure to sunlight, temperature
and humidity fluctuations, and the characteristics of the individual
boards within the furniture.