Natural Hardwoods and Amish Furniture

By Bailiegh Basham · October 25, 2016

Natural Hardwoods and Amish Furniture

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.

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.