Material Samples

We work exclusively with domestic hardwoods. All our woods are sustainably harvested from forests local to our factory. To maintain healthy forests, the best wood choice is sustainably managed, locally sourced wood; local wood has much less embodied energy from transportation. We put minimal restriction on the grain structure of the woods that we use which is vitally important to reducing waste in the timber industry as often only wood with “ideal” grain structure makes it to market.

When we finish a piece, we use finishes that will preserve and enhance the unique qualities of the natural material. We choose ‘live’ finishes that allow them to breathe. They protect the wood, slow the aging process, and enhance natural tones and grain without creating a barrier between the material and its environment.


• Kalon Bare Finish
Our standard wood finish is a premium, organic plant-based oil/wax finish, custom developed to preserve the delicate, luminous beauty of raw wood. This hand-rubbed finish is water repellent and allows the wood to remain lighter for longer as the wood develops its natural patina through age and use.

• Oil/Wax Finish
For our darker woods, to bring out warm tones, we use a premium, organic plant-based oil/wax finish. It contains a sophisticated combination of natural resins and waxes that together penetrate the wood to create a durable, water repellent, water-mark resistant finish, enhancing and maintaining wood beauty and breathability.

• Water-based lacquer
We work with a GreenGuard Certified, water-based, furniture grade lacquer that is non-toxic, low VOC, and 100% HAPs free (Hazardous Air Pollutants). It is the only one of its kind on the market. Each color is mixed in a small batch to ensure depth and purity of color.

Light, clear wood. Near white when raw, oil brings out a subtle yellow tone. Deep, pitted grain structure.

White Oak
Honey, caramelized color. Linear grain structure and cathedraling with longer rays (thin, dark brown streaks running with the grain). Traditionally used in heirloom furniture.

Black Walnut
Dark chocolate hue with golden highlights.

Clear and light hue with red tones. Straight-grained, fine uniform texture.

Sugar Pine
Pale yellow to nearly white, buff or light brown streaks, occasional knots.



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