Choosing Your Wood Species

Hardwood Wood Species

Withstanding the Test of Time

Hardwoods are more stable throughout the seasons and tend to shrink and expand a little less. This is another reason hardwoods are more expensive. Their tighten grain structure helps repel moisture absorption over time as your new furniture settles into your home.


If you’re looking to buy a hardwood table but don’t want to spend the amount of money that a white oak and walnut table run, Maple finds a perfect happy medium. Table’s made from Maple will stand the test of time while also being one of the most affordable hardwoods.


Hickory is one of the densest and strongest domestic wood species. With a light to medium brown heart wood to a darker brown sapwood, hickory has gorgeous color variations that make each table one of a kind.

Red Oak

Red oak is of the most dominant hardwood species found in the US. It has a similar grain structure to white oak but because of its’ dominance, red oak is sold at a fraction of the cost. 

White Oak

White Oak is one of the hardest wood we use and will stand the test of time. It is hard, heavy and has great wear resistance. If you have children that will be using this table regularly White Oak may be the option for you.


Walnut is known for it’s beautiful grain and color. The color can vary from a yellow sapwood to a deep brown heartwood making every piece unique. Because this wood is so sought after it does run on the higher end, price wise, but there’s no denying its beauty.
The test measures the force required to push a steel ball with a diameter of 11.28 millimeters (0.444 inches) into the wood to a depth of half the ball’s diameter.


White Oak


Sustainably Harvested Wood

Your lumber from Lumber2Love is sustainably harvested. Most lumber from our shop is milled within 70 miles of Allegan, MI. This means  the wood has been harvested in a way that ensures healthy, continued, and sustainable growth. Sustainably sourced wood minimizes the impact of logging on forests and the surrounding wildlife and communities

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