MADE IN CANADA
Made in Canada by Mennonite Craftsmen in your choice of solid maple, red oak or cherry. The solid wood construction, craftsmanship and high level of finish are all hallmarks of the Handstone brand; but the quality doesn't stop there. You'll find it in the details too; elements such as four-corner English dovetail drawers, full-extension drawer glides, stained and varnished drawer interiors, and more. Customize your piece by selecting from a range of finishes for each wood type and various hardware options.
Our Heritage Maple comes from the same trees as our standard Maple. The only difference is that this Maple was also once home to the Ambrosia Beetle. Insects and soil conditions affect the appearance of every tree. The markings left behind from this insect provide a look that is as personal as the tree itself. The naturally formed network of tunnels and cradles with dark streaks gives the wood a decorative effect. The structural integrity is not compromised. Due to its’ natural beauty, you will find this Maple used in everything from musical instruments to salad bowls. Combined with our special, hand-planed technique, we create a hand-hewn look reminiscent of the rough, time-worn appearance of old barn timbers. Every piece is truly “One-of-a-kind”.
The Maple tree has long been associated with our Canadian Heritage. Solid Maple provides the perfect balance of long lasting durability with the visual appeal of a fine textured, straight grained hardwood. Maple has been a traditional material to manufacture fine handcrafted furniture in Canada and the North Eastern United States for generations. We carefully select our Solid Maple to ensure uniform appearance and colour consistency. Our specially formulated finishes and application techniques are designed to highlight the natural beauty of this highly regarded hardwood.
The Oak tree has long been revered as a symbol of strength and beauty – hence the saying “From a Tiny Acorn...the Mighty Oak Tree Grows”. Solid Oak has been used for centuries in the production of fine handcrafted home furnishings. Commonly selected for its’ unique coarse-grained texture and excellent durability, we specifically use “Red Oak”. Prized for its’ pale brown reddish tinge colour, our many finish choices were created to highlight this natural colour and further enhance the beauty of the grain formations. Solid Oak is an ideal hardwood for all styling – traditional, transitional and contemporary.
Our Buxton Cherry begins with premium solid Black Cherry, widely considered one of the finest materials for building handcrafted furniture. The natural beauty of Black Cherry wood comes from the unique markings and colour variations present in every harvested tree. The inner core or “Heartwood” provides a high content of dark reddish-brown wood with minimal mineral deposits and white sapwood. We carefully select our Buxton Cherry with special attention to ensuring colour consistency. All stain choices are formulated to specifically highlight the beauty of this prized hardwood. It’s important to note that solid Cherry will darken further over time to develop a deep, rich patina. “Mineral Deposits” (small black flecks present in the grain), are the result of tiny amounts of sap that were stored in the tree as it grew. These marks do not diminish the strength or quality of the wood, but further add to its’ uniqueness.
Heritage Driftwood on Heritage Maple
42"w 18 5/8"d 44 3/4"h