Beautiful Texas Woods

Hundreds of trees are indigenous to Texas, and almost all are resilient. But I’ve chosen just a few of our beautiful Texas woods as worthy enough to go under my lathe.

We create one-of-a-kind heirloom-worthy pieces out of water oak, post oak, pecan, cedar, and bois d’arc. But mesquite, rich in hue and resistant to warping, may be our personal favorite.

Each piece is unique and unlike the one before, and the best part of creating is the process. Every single finished product begins with a log, or limb respectively. From there it is decided how best to maximize the natural beauty. What follows is a hands on and focused effort to produce something for your home now, and for generations to come.

Beautiful Texas Woods

Examples of our Beautiful Texas Woods

Black Oak

Color/Appearance: Light to medium reddish-brown color, with a fair amount of variation in color.

Grain/Texture: Medium-to-large pores with a fairly coarse grain.

Cedar Elm

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Paler sapwood is usually well defined.

Grain/Texture: Grain is interlocked which makes it resistant to splitting. With a somewhat coarse, uneven texture.

Honey Mesquite

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a reddish brown, which darkens with age. Sapwood is yellow in color, and tends to be thin.

Grain/Texture: Honey Mesquite has a medium to coarse texture and open pores, with a slight natural luster.

Pecan

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue. The sapwood is a paler yellowish brown.

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, though at times wavy. Texture is medium, with a low natural luster.

Post Oak

Color/Appearance: Has a light to medium brown color, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color.

Grain/Texture: Has medium-to-large pores and a fairly coarse grain.

Red Cedar

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow color, and can appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes.

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture.

Red Oak

Color/Appearance: Dark reddish gray brown, with broad, thin, rounded ridges, scaly. On young trees and large stems, smooth and light gray.

Grain/Texture: Pale reddish brown, sapwood darker, heavy, hard, strong, coarse-grained.

Water Oak

Color/Appearance: Has a light to medium reddish-brown color, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color.

Grain/Texture: Has medium-to-large pores and a fairly coarse grain.