At the heart of Mattie Lu furniture is a storied tradition of incredible Amish craftsmanship. Each piece is expertly crafted, ensuring these timeless creations will be enjoyed for generations.
The foundation for fine Amish furniture begins with quality hardwoods. The wood species used by the Amish builders include Alder, Brown Maple, Cherry, Elm, Hard Maple, Hickory, Oak, and Walnut.
KNOTS IN WOOD
There are several factors that affect the physical appearance of wood, which adds to the distinctive character of each piece. From the color hue, texture, and grain patterns, to methods of sawing and other natural characteristics (such as burl grain, knots, worm tracks/holes and mineral streaks), factors will vary between wood species as well as within a wood species. Knots will vary in size, shape, structure, and color. Knotty and rustic woods have open knots which are generally filled by the Amish builder unless otherwise specified. Just as every tree is unique, so too is each log, board, and product at Mattie Lu.
Below are images of the various wood species used by the Amish builders. Not included in the photos are additional wood options: Knotty Alder, Wormy Maple, Rustic Cherry, Rustic Hickory, Rustic Oak, Rustic Quarter Sawn White Oak, and Rustic Walnut.
Due to display differences, what appears on your screen may vary from the actual color hue, texture, grain pattern and other natural characteristics of the wood.