Wood Species Options

J. Aaron is a fully custom shop and can source almost any wood species for our wood countertops. 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
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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.
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Jatoba / Brazilian Cherry

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

  • Darkens with age
  • 1725 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in Africa
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Hickory

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

  • Darkens significantly with age
  • 1260 on the Janka Scale
  • Grown in West Africa
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Hard Maple / Hard Rock Maple

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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