WOOD OPTIONS FOR
All vertical supports for HouseWerks shelving units are built from solid wood. HouseWerks now offers a wide variety of hardwoods from the common to the exotic from which you can choose to match, complement, or contrast with the wood selected for the shelves.
The following woods are usually kept in stock:
- Poplar - $8.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Because of widely varying color and grain pattern, each vertical support is unique - No two boards look alike,
- Poplar is a multi-colored wood, primarily beige, but with other colors including cream, light yellow, light green, light brown, medium brown, and dark brown. It is a beautiful wood and finishes very well,
- Because of the blend of colors, and a swirling blend of grain, each Poplar vertical support has a unique character, more so than with any of the other woods offered, and
- Poplar looks good with all the hardwood shelves, but goes especially well with Birch and Maple,
- Photographs of Poplar can be viewed by selecting the following links:
- Three Poplar Vertical Supports without any stain or lacquer applied (unfinished raw wood)
- Close-up of a Poplar Vertical Support with Black Lacquer Finish
- Extreme Close-up of a Poplar Vertical Support with Black Lacquer Finish
- More Extreme Close-up of Poplar Vertical Support with Black Lacquer Finish
- Five Poplar Vertical Supports with Black Lacquer Finish
Red Oak - $8.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Color ranges from a medium beige to a dark red, while most pieces have softer reddish tones,
- Has coarse grain and takes up stain very well,
- Some boards have relatively straight grain and others have a strong swirling grain,
- Red Oak looks good with any color of stain applied,
- Looks best with Red Oak shelves, and
- Provides a good contrast with the lighter colored woods, especially when Red Oak is stained.
- No photos of Red Oak are available.
White Oak – $10.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Color is a light golden-brown,
- Grain is straight and quite coarse, and
- Looks best with White Oak shelves.
- No photos of White Oak are available.
Aspen - $11.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Very light-colored wood - often almost white or a very light almond hue,
-  Color is fairly consistent throughout each vertical support and has very little grain pattern,
- Looks best with Birch shelves, and
- Provides a lighter contrast with any of the dark-colored woods, and
- No photos of Aspen are available.
Red Alder - $12.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Very even-colored, medium-grained wood, with minimal grain size variation,
- Looks best with Birch, Maple, or Red Oak shelves.
- No photos of Red Alder are available.
Birch - $13.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Color varies from a very light beige to a dark beige,
- Looks best with Birch or Maple shelves), and
- No photos of Birch are available.
Maple - $14.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Color is a light brownish-cream,
- Grain is fine and usually lacks strong grain pattern, and
- Looks best with Birch or Maple shelves
- No photos of Maple are available.
Walnut - $15.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Provides a striking contrast with Birch, Maple, and White Oak shelves),
- Color is a medium to dark chocolate brown and is considerably darker than the walnut shelves,
- Looks best with Walnut shelves,
- Provides a dark contrast with Birch, Maple, and White Oak shelves,
- Contrast is most striking when used with White Birch shelves,
- No photos of Walnut are available.
Cherry - $16.95/ft. (hardwood)
- Color ranges from a light reddish-beige to a medium brownish-red.
- Looks best with Cherry shelves, and
- Provides a rich contrast with Birch, Maple, and White Oak, and Black Lacquer shelves, and
- No photos of Cherry are available.
If your choice of wood for vertical supports is not on the list of the most popular choices listed above, you can choose from the list of additional wood options for vertical supports.
You may also request a quote for any wood of interest that isn't on either list.