DIY Furniture Frame Kits
When purchased alone, our Furniture Frame Kits allow you to use locally sourced lumber or reclaimed wood to quickly build high-end furniture for your home or office with little to no woodworking skills required. All of our kits can be assembled using common 1- or 2-inch lumber available at most hardware stores using basic tools and simple cross-cuts to set the length of your furniture to fit your space perfectly. Using locally sourced or reclaimed lumber allows you to affordably build modern, high-quality furniture that can be customized with wood stain or paint to match your unique aesthetic.
Ready To Assemble Wood Panels
Our optional Wood Panels are made in Kansas using top-quality, locally sourced, hand-selected lumber. They are ready to assemble directly onto our steel Frame Kits with the included screws. The panels are shipped ready to finish using your choice of stain, oil, or varnish, depending on your preference and application. Our Wood Panels are available in Black Walnut and Hard Maple.
Walnut is considered a dark wood and displays a range of colors from light to dark brown. Walnut’s sapwood (the wood from the outer part of the tree) is pale yellow to white in color, while the rich heartwood (from the center of the tree) holds shades of brown from light pale brown to dark chocolate brown with some dark brown streaks. Walnut wood can include purple or gray tones and sometimes figured patterns like burls and curls are present.
Walnut wood grain is fine and generally straight with a medium texture. It can contain some irregularities like knots and extra sap. Waves, curls or burls that are present in the wood grain are a result of knots in the wood. Their presence creates such unique patterns that they add to the walnut furniture's beautiful look and the intricate grain patterns are held in high regard.
Walnut is considered a premium hardwood because of its popular appearance and lower yield of lumber per tree due to their smaller size compared to maple, cherry, or other hardwood trees.
While it is possible to stain walnut wood we would consider this a disservice to the natural appearance of this dark beauty. Its dark colors look attractive in just a natural stain with tung oil or linseed oil. The oils bring out the dark hues and unique grain structure of this, our favorite wood.
Hard maple is one of the strongest types of domestic wood and is known for its light coloring of creamy white hues with a bit of reddish brown. Some pith fleck (marking in the wood where insects made tiny tunnels) or mineral streaks may be found as well. It’s loved for its light colors, hardness and fine grain.
Hard maple wood generally displays a straight closed grain with a fine uniform texture that may include waves, curls or “bird’s eye” figuring.
In some hard maple wood, small knots appear along the grain. The pattern they create is called bird’s eye since the pattern looks like small swirls with eyes. Another unique grain pattern that shows up in hard maple wood are burls, which are bunches of curls that grow into the side of the tree, usually due to some trauma or disease the tree experiences during growth.
Hard maple wood can be stained or painted and looks great in both. Staining can be a challenge due to hard maple’s tight wood grain. Its light colors look attractive in just a natural stain with tung oil or linseed oil. The oils bring out any unique curls or waves in the grain.