I recently walked through WoodCraft located in Lenexa, Kansas. It’s a small specialty chain store selling tools, wood, and supplies- I could spend hours in this store. I was mostly interested in seeing the wood because there’s so many different unique types out there and I find it really fascinating to see those in person.

This is an african mahogany. It has a dark rich color similar to walnut. This would make a great hardwood floor in any room.

This is an olive wood. This wood reminds me of the outdoor granite we put in at the Juniper house on Bargain Mansions.

The granite has a petrified wood look that is almost identical to the olive wood but in granite form.

How beautiful is this Purple Heart wood? It is completely unstained and it comes out in this exotic purple color. Do you see why I am a wood junkie now? This wood is specifically native to tropical regions of Central and South America, where it mainly occurs in tropical rain forests.

This is Maple wood, it’s a lot lighter than other woods and is most commonly seen in cabinets.

Maple cabinets are extremely versatile and can mix well with any color of tile.

How great is walnut wood? I like rustic way it looks before the stain and the classic way it looks after a stain. Either way, you can’t go wrong with walnut wood.

Walnut wood- after the stain.

Mahogany wood would be a great accent to any room. It’s fairly neutral and wouldn’t stand out as much as the Purple Heart wood.

I love the tiger wood style. It could be a great accent piece to an outdoor patio or outdoor countertop kitchen area.

How beautiful is this Bocote wood? It’s an exotic wood native to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. It has a wild pattern that is so distinctive.


Let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding wood. It’s a topic I enjoy talking about and would love to answer questions!