Series 1000 Stacking Chairs
Cherry trees are found throughout the US and Canada. The wood varies from a yellowish pink when first cut to a deep rich reddish brown, often getting darker and more rich as it ages. Its smooth texture and working properties make it a favorite wood among furniture makers.
As in cars, leather is typically offered as an alternative when a piece requires some sort of upholstering.
Maple covers many different trees in the Acer genus. In general it is a light colored wood, creamy white to yellow in hue with darker soft brown or yellow grain. Bigleaf maple is a large tree native to the Pacific Northwest, and it often has highly figured wood, spalting and burls. Ambrosia Maple, also called sugar maple, is a creamy white maple with grey streaks and often has worm holes. Figured maple is often described as quilted, tiger, flame or curly maple depending on the patterns in the wood.
White oak is the bread-and-butter material of Arts and Crafts furniture. Naturally a light tan color, it shows interesting surface patterns when quarter-sawn. It dyes and stains nicely and is often colored to an amber tone or to a darker brown, though antiques will have been fumed.
American black walnut grows in the Eastern US and Canada. It is a popular domestic hardwood with a naturally dark color varying from a purplish brown to a rich red brown.