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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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