Can you guess what the top selling wood is?

Hint, it's dark.

If you guessed walnut you'd be right.

Not only do people love dark wood in general but it’s also very popular to have off white painted cabinets. The dark walnut offers a great contrast to the light cabinet color.

J. Aaron is a fully custom shop and can source almost any wood species. Here is a listing of the most popular woods we work with. All are hardwoods and make very durable counter surfaces.

American Cherry

Characteristics

  • Darkens significantly with age
  • 995 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in the USA

Reclaimed Heart Pine

Characteristics

  • Darkens some with age
  • 1280 on the Janka Scale
  • Reclaimed from river beds and construction projects. River reclaimed looks just like fresh cut wood where construction reclaimed has nail holes, worm holes and other damage.

Jatoba / Brazilian Cherry

Characteristics

  • Darkens some with age
  • 2350 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in Central America

Paduak

Characteristics

Hickory

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1820 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in the USA

Iroko

Characteristics

  • Darkens significantly with age
  • 1260 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in West Africa

Hard Maple / Hard Rock Maple

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1450 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in the USA

Canarywood

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1860 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in South Africa

Sapele Mahogany

Characteristics

  • Darkens some with age
  • 1510 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in West Africa

Burmese Teak

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1150 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in Burma

Walnut / Black Walnut

Characteristics

  • Mellows and turns more golden with age
  • 1010 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in the USA

Wenge

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1630 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in Central Africa

Weathered White Oak

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1290 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in the USA

Zebrawood

Characteristics

  • Darkens little with age
  • 1575 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in West Africa