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Natural Hardwoods and Amish Furniture

Natural Hardwoods and Amish Furniture

Real Woods with a Natural Furniture Finish

Every piece of heirloom furniture at Countryside 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: Towering Newport Filing Cabinet | Maple

Pictured: Forsyth Park Display Cabinet | Oak

Pictured: Canoe Hill Pedestal Desk | Cherry

Pictured: Ramsey Computer Hutch Desk | Hickory

Of course, you can always stain your favorite hardwood! View our available wood finish options here.