Managed Hardwood Forests
Dapwood uses only the finest American hardwoods from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) managed forests. FSC is an internationally recognized program that signifies responsible forestry. Our hardwood lumber supplier’s 50,000+ acres of timberland are all FSC certified. By utilizing wood from FSC forests, we encourage sustainable practices that lead to long-term environmental stability.
To further prove the point that sustainable forestry is possible-
Managed U.S. forests are truly sustainable and we want to support this effort.
We use the following hardwoods in our products and usually let the natural color, grain and texture of the wood come to life with natural finishes.
Common Names: American walnut or Eastern black walnut
Characteristics: The sapwood of black walnut is nearly white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark, chocolate brown, often with a purplish cast and darker streaks. The wood is heavy, hard, and stiff and has high shock resistance.
Common Names: Wild black cherry, mountain black cherry and rum cherry
Characteristics: The heartwood is brownish with a greenish tinge, darkening upon exposure to a deep reddish brown with a golden luster. The wood has a mild, aromatic scent, but no characteristic taste. It is of medium density, firm, and strong, with a fine, uniform texture.
Common Names: Sugar maple or rock maple
Characteristics: Sapwood is commonly white with a slight reddish-brown tinge. Hard maple has a fine, uniform texture, is resistant to abrasion and has no characteristic odor or taste. It is heavy, strong, stiff, hard, and resistant to shock.
Common Names: American red oak, black oak, buck oak, eastern red oak
Characteristics: Heartwood is reddish brown in color and has a course texture. Oak is heavy, straight-grained, hard, tough, very stiff, and strong.