Natural Hardwoods and Amish FurnitureBy Bailiegh Basham · October 25, 2016
Real Woods with a Natural Furniture Finish
Every piece of heirloom furniture at Countryside, such as a premium Amish rolltop desk, is crafted using 100% real wood. We use the finest domestic hardwoods, harvested through sustainable forestry practices.
While most furniture is stained or painted to complement existing pieces, some customers prefer their pieces Au Naturel. Some wood species, such as Cherry and Elm, boast rich tones, while others, such as Maple and Hickory, are naturally lighter. Rustic wood species, otherwise known as character woods, highlight the natural markings that give each piece of fine furniture unique beauty and distinctive grain patterns. The species of wood you choose will help create the overall style and feel of the complete piece.
Wood Species Highlights
Hickory: Tightly grained, extreme strength, rustic, great for every day use
Quartersawn White Oak: Ray fleck patterns, classic Mission style, cut perpendicular to grain, durable
Cherry: Fine fruitwood, classic beauty, formal and refined hardwood, red undertone
Maple: Fine and uniform texture, superior durability, naturally light color, casual style
Brown Maple: Extremely multi-purpose, smooth hardwood, great for painted finishes
Oak: Coarse-textured look, traditional style, durable strength, every day living
Elm: Excellent pliability, decorative style, unique interlocking grain
Walnut: Ranges in color, popular with live edge pieces, more modern style
Pictured: Forsyth Park Display Cabinet | Oak
Pictured: Canoe Hill Pedestal Desk | Cherry
Pictured: Ramsey Computer Hutch Desk | Hickory
Our handcrafted roll top desks are often ordered in natural wood species ranging from classic Oak to charming Cherry and Maple. From the intricate raised panels and molding to the timeless sliding tambour door, a natural hardwood selection for your Amish rolltop desk could make all the difference. Roll top computer desks are home office staples that will be passed down from one generation to the next. Design your one of a kind Amish made furniture pieces by completing the online online options menu on each product page.
Of course, you can always stain your favorite hardwood! View our available wood finish options here.