We use #2 or Better grade Douglas Fir lumber in our classic farm tables for its strength, natural grain pattern, and rustic characteristics.
Each piece is planed, sanded, and finished with your choice of stain and satin lacquer. Our finishing methods give you a clean smooth finish without losing the woods natural characteristics.
Why Douglas Fir?
Due to its strength, Douglas-fir is primarily used for building and construction. It is hard and resistant to abrasion, making it suitable for uses where wear is a factor, as in trestles, bridge parts, log homes and commercial buildings. It is one of the finest timbers for heavy structural purposes, including glulam beams and roof trusses. Structurally, it is used in the form of lumber, timbers, pilings and plywood.
Douglas-fir is also used to produce a wide variety of products including general millwork, flooring, furniture, cabinets and veneer. This species has excellent strength properties and is well known for its workability. The wood dries rapidly with small dimensional movement and little tendency to check. It is relatively easy to work, with good machining qualities.
Douglas Fir can vary in color based upon age and location of tree. Usually a light brown color with a hint of red and/or yellow, with darker growth rings. Grain pattern varies from very wide and wild to straight and narrow.
Looking for a cleaner, modern look for your farm table? Choose one of our oak tables.
Oak is one of the most popular woods used in furniture and flooring in the US. It’s often found in traditional, craftsman, and mission style furniture and is the wood of choice for the Amish, as well as famed furniture designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. Oak is highly durable, easy to work with, and looks great stained or with a clear, natural finish.
Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. Hard, strong, and moderately priced, Red Oak presents an exceptional value to woodworkers—which explains why it is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making.