wood species

Samples of Wood Species

Janka rating is a test to determine the wear factor of each species. The higher the number, the harder the wood.

1010 Janka rating. 22% softer than red oak. Deep, rich brown to purplish black with accented blonde streaks.  Colour tends to lighten in tone over time.

1010 Janka rating. 22% softer than red oak. Deep, rich brown to purplish black with accented blonde streaks. Colour tends to lighten in tone over time.

2350 Janka rating. 82% harder than red oak. Very dark in appearance. Salmon red to orange brown when new. Will season into deep russet and reddish brown tones.

2350 Janka rating. 82% harder than red oak. Very dark in appearance. Salmon red to orange brown when new. Will season into deep russet and reddish brown tones.

950 Janka rating. 26% softer than red oak. Light to dark reddish brown accented with blond streaks and a maple like grain pattern and moderate figuring. Colour will darken over time.

950 Janka rating. 26% softer than red oak. Light to dark reddish brown accented with blond streaks and a maple like grain pattern and moderate figuring. Colour will darken over time.

660 Janka rating. 49% softer than red oak. Yellow tan to light brown colours with light red undertones. Indiginous  wood  to British Columbia and used exclusively as flooring throughout the house up to 1920 when oak was introduced to the common areas of the house.

660 Janka rating. 49% softer than red oak. Yellow tan to light brown colours with light red undertones. Indiginous wood to British Columbia and used exclusively as flooring throughout the house up to 1920 when oak was introduced to the common areas of the house.

1450 Janka rating. 12% harder than red oak. Creamy white with occaisional  figuring from board to board. Often used in gyms and high traffic commercial applications.

1450 Janka rating. 12% harder than red oak. Creamy white with occaisional figuring from board to board. Often used in gyms and high traffic commercial applications.

1290 Janka rating. Pink to light red hues. Constant grain patterns provide an excellent character for staining the oak to a darker colour.

1290 Janka rating. Pink to light red hues. Constant grain patterns provide an excellent character for staining the oak to a darker colour.

1210 Janka rating. 6% softer than red oak. Light brown to olive hue. Historical choice for the common areas in higher end homes. Quartersawn selection showstrong examples of medullary ray figure.

1210 Janka rating. 6% softer than red oak. Light brown to olive hue. Historical choice for the common areas in higher end homes. Quartersawn selection showstrong examples of medullary ray figure.

1260 Janka rating. 2% softer than red oak. Creamy yellows with reddish brown accents. Dramatic grain patterns with prominent figuring throughout.

1260 Janka rating. 2% softer than red oak. Creamy yellows with reddish brown accents. Dramatic grain patterns with prominent figuring throughout.

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