Unfinished furniture is commonly acquired by residential homeowners. A primary reason people purchase kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, or beds that are unfinished is so they can finish it the way they choose to. For instance, you can purchase an office desk, and then stain it your color of choice. Some individuals even prefer the unfinished look of oak cabinets in the kitchen or a pine bookcase in a home office. Not to mention, unfinished dining tables, patio sets, and baby cribs are generally less expensive. Here are some of the different wood types used to make this contemporary and rustic furniture.
Alder – This is a unique type of hardwood that comes from the Pacific Northwest. The color and grain of Alder is very consistent, and it is typically sold at a reasonable price. It is often chosen as a less pricey alternative to high-end woods like beechwood and cherry.
Aspen – Although many people are not familiar with this light-colored wood, it is even grained and 30 percent harder than softwoods like pine. Aspen is used to make beds, end tables, and even modern bookcases.
Nyatoah – A hardwood that is plantation grown, and comparable to teak. It is reddish brown in hue, and often fades to a light silver shade. This stunning wood is used to build high end kitchen cabinets, dining tables, beds, and wardrobes.
Parawood – Comparable in hardness to maple and oak, this wood comes from small trees in the Far East. Known for its extreme hardness and ability to finish well with any type of stain, parawood is used for all types of furniture.
Radiata Pine – Being 35 percent harder than white pine is a characteristic that makes Radiata stand out. Furthermore, this wood offers highly detailed grain, and is virtually free of knots.