Most of our wood options come in 3 different thicknesses:
Standard .75” to .875” thick
Thick 1.25” to 1.50” thick
Extra Thick 1.75” to 2.00” thick
Structurally any of our tables can be made in any of the table top thicknesses. Table top thickness is a
design decision based on the type of legs used and the overall look desired.
We offer our tables in the following materials:
Quarter Sawn Oak
A rough guide to the hardness of different wood (higher number = harder wood):
New pine 350-400
|All wood is dried to a 7-9% moisture content to minimize swelling and cracks.
Pine is the most economical material, stains nicely and, since our tables are already distressed, can be
an excellent choice. Since pine does have knots, they can bleed through painted surfaces, particularly
with lighter colors. However, knots do add character to distressed wood tops. Bleed through on painted
finishes can be avoided with a maple top.
Cypress is extremely decay and insect resistant due to the naturally occurring preservative known as
cypressine. Therefore, a Country Farm table constructed out of cypress can be used outdoors!
Wormy maple has some unique markings to provide additional character to the maple wood. The
Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in Soft Maple lumber and the result is very unique-looking
lumber. The wood has beautiful brown and gray stripes with small worm holes, which does not affect the
final performance of the lumber in any negative way. Maple is an excellent choice for painted tops to
avoid potential bleed through from knots.
Oak is a hard wood with distinct grain patterns. Quarter sawn oak provides a more uniform grain pattern
than plain sawn oak. Oak can be stained or painted. The grain on painted oak will still be visible.