Finishes - Giancarlo Studio Furniture

Finishes: Woods: Giancarlo Studio Furniture Offers A Full Range Of Finishes And Hardwoods. Our Hardwoods Include: Walnut, White Oak, Mahogany, Hard Maple, And Ipe. Our Finishes Include Polyester, Varnish, Oil, Wax, and Shellac. We Can Provide Every Kind Of Custom Finish Including All Conventional Fine Finishes. 

Wood Species And Finishes

We use the finest hardwoods and apply the most luxurious finishes. 

We do not believe in dying, staining, glazing, or any other method of artificially altering the color or grain structure of wood. For that reason, we do not do "colors" - we do woods. The species, the environment, the water level, the drying process, and the surface preparation give lumber color. Something is not "walnut colored." It is either walnut, or it is fake. We source wood species in vast quantities from all over the globe. All materials are matched for color, quality, and consistency before manufacture.


Scientific Name: Juglans Nigra

Walnut is the most popular, high-quality hardwood for luxury furniture. Walnut is dense and very strong. Walnut provides great dimensional stability and has excellent shock load properties. 

Where our walnut comes from: New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi. 

White Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus Alba

White Oak is a popular hardwood for luxury furniture construction. White oak is incredibly dense, has a high tensile strength and is very hard-wearing with good abrasion resistance. 

Where our white oak comes from: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware.


Scientific Name: Swietenia Macrophylla

Mahogany is a straight, tight grained hardwood very well suited for luxury furniture. Mahogany darkens with age and is known for a specific visual characteristic known as chatoyance.

Where our mahogany comes from: Mexico, Honduras.


Hard Maple

Scientific Name: Acer Saccharum

Hard Maple is a very tight grained, closed pore hardwood of high density. Hard maple is a wonderful wood for luxury furniture and often has desirable defects, such as diseases,  that make the wood beautiful. 

Where our hard maple comes from: New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania.

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Pear Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Pyrus Communis

Pear is a very tight grained, closed pore hardwood of high density. Pear is a plain hardwood  often used in European furniture. Pear is usually a dull brown, but can have pink or red streaks through the heartwood. 

Where our pear comes from: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Wenge Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Millettia laurentii

Wenge is an ultra-dense hardwood native to Central Africa. Characteristics of wenge include a low natural luster, diffuse pores, and wavy grain lines. Wenge has dark brown heartwood with black grain lines. 

Where our wenge comes from: Tanzania, Cameroon

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Cocobolo Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Dalbergia Retusa

Cocobolo is an ultra-dense hardwood native to Central America. Cocobolo can have a variety of different colors and hues. Cocobolo has even grain lines and is easily polished to a high luster.

Where our cocobolo comes from: Panama, Costa Rica


Scientific Name: Handroanthus Spp.

Ipe is an extraordinarily dense, tight grained hardwood with incredible wear resistance. Ipe is not used large quantities for furniture, however it is used in mechanical parts as well as some high-wearing parts of furniture such as drawer handles, knobs, etc. 

Where our ipe comes from: Brazil.

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Rosewood Swatch Finish.jpg

Amazon Rosewood

Scientific Name: Dalbergia Spruceana

Rosewood is a very dense, close pore hardwood native to the Amazon Rain Forest. Amazon rosewood is orange/brown in color and has straight, wide grain lines. Rosewood is often used for accent pieces and handles.

Where our rosewood comes from: Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Black Cherry Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Prunus Serotina

Cherry is a low/medium density hardwood native to Eastern North America. Cherry is known for "oxidizing" or becoming darker with age. When harvested, cherry is a light pink color. As it ages, it turns deep brown.

Where our cherry comes from: New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Ebony Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Diospyros Crassiflora

Ebony is a dark brown/black hardwood native to West Africa. Ebony is prized for its dark, rich color and exceptionally high luster. Ebony has very little in the ways of visible grain lines and is extremely dense.

Where our ebony comes from: Ghana, Niger, Senegal

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Curly Maple Swatch Finish.jpg

Curly Maple

Scientific Name: None (Type of Hard Maple)

Curly Maple has the same properties of Hard Maple. It is a very tight grained, closed pore hardwood of high density. Curly Maple is a word used to describe a deformity of the Hard Maple. This deformity provides the chatoyance of Curly Maple.

Where our curly maple comes from: New York

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Teak Swatch Finihs.jpg


Scientific Name: Tectona grandis

Teak is a very dense hardwood with excellent rot resistance when exposed to the elements. Heartwood tends to be golden brown in color and becomes darker with age and oil. Teak is often used on boats and yachts. 

Where our teak comes from: Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Zebrawood Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Microberlinia Brazzavillensis

Zebrawood is a fairly coarse hardwood with large, open pores. The characteristic stripes are usually random, but occasionally array in a pattern. Zebrawood is usually light brown in color with dark brown streaks.

Where our zebrawood comes from: Ghana, Niger

Giancarlo Studio Furniture Lacewood Swatch Finish.jpg


Scientific Name: Panopsis Rubescens

Lacewood is a porous hardwood native to South America. Lacewood gets its name from the lace-like flakes present in the grain patter. Lacewood is commonly used in decorative furniture as well as musical instruments. 

Where our lacewood comes from: Chile, Argentina 


Contact Us

phone: 1.212.457.4933


or fill out a form here: Giancarlo Studio Furniture Contact Form


20 Black Hawk Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583


Mon.-Sat. : 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sun. : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.