Our furniture is crafted from the species of wood considered to be the most abundant hardwood in this country suitable for furniture construction. Sourced from FSC certified forests in the Mid-West and North East, you can rest assured that every precaution has been taken to assure that no person, place or thing has been harmed in the harvesting of the planks used our products. We are proud to produce guilt-free heirloom quality furniture, and you can sleep better at night knowing your piece isn’t just beautiful, but smart and sustainable as well. Our white oak is selected from “rift” sawn planks. Oak has what are called medullary ray cells, which radiate from the center of a log like the curved spokes of a wheel. The rift, or comb grain, effect is obtained by cutting at an angle of about 15% off of a quartered position to avoid the flake figure of the medullary rays. This is what gives us the consistent straight grain found in all of our pieces. Some may have more evidence of these rays than others, but we keep all quartering below 45 degrees and well within industry standards.
The color can vary from a pleasing off-white to a rich amber-brown, and in some cases has yielded purple tints in the heart of the figure. The natural beauty of these tones in the Oak spectrum are just one of many ways that makes each Semigood piece unique and individual.