Nothing says sturdy like real wood construction in an entertainment center, and the craftspeople at Woodcraft Furniture understand that. Your entertainment center must keep your electronics safe and secure, including the big screen TV, gaming consoles, and surround sound system. Woodcraft Furniture discusses the best types of wood for entertainment centers in today’s blog.
Birch is a hardwood used in many types of real wood furniture. Its straight grain also looks great as a top choice for hardwood flooring and kitchen cabinets. Woodcraft Furniture uses North American birch for sturdy entertainment centers that hold a lot of items or need extra durability. Birch’s natural grain takes well to many types of finishes.
Ash is a dense hardwood that works well for many types of real wood furniture, including entertainment centers. Furniture makers use ash for architectural millwork, tool handles, canoe paddles, doors, and cabinets. Woodcraft Furniture might consider ash for an entertainment center when you want an open grain with large swirls and circles. We also use ash for large units.
Hickory is, perhaps, the most common hardwood for real wood furniture. Hickory’s popularity comes from its density, sturdiness, and beauty. Hickory works well as hardwood flooring, and it’s an excellent wood for large entertainment centers. Design a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center to go against an entire wall from the craftspeople at Woodcraft Furniture.
Poplar is lighter and less sturdy compared to birch, so much so that many people may think it’s a softwood instead of a hardwood. Poplar has a straight, uniform grain that creates a cohesive pattern when you put boards together correctly. Woodcraft Furniture may choose a poplar entertainment center for a smaller model when the natural grain isn’t as much of an aesthetic choice.
Cherry is a gorgeous type of semi-hardwood used by the craftspeople at Woodcraft Furniture. Cherry has a fantastic grain that stands out. Stains take well to cherry, whether you want a dark, red, or light stain. This type of wood is excellent for any entertainment center, and it should last for decades to come.
Real Wood Entertainment Centers From Woodcraft Furniture
Woodcraft Furniture works with several types of native hardwoods, grown right here in North America, for our real wood furniture. Come by one of our showrooms to see what we can do. Or contact Woodcraft Furniture to start the design process today.