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Zero waste responsibility and time-honored craftsmanship create beautiful heirlooms from start to finish.

Quality in equals quality out. That’s why unique, quality heirloom furniture begins with a quality creation process. Every step developed and controlled to ensure the furniture you fall in love with today remains the furniture you’ll love for generations. From responsible selective harvest methods used by our own timber crews to ensure forest longevity, to our advanced, proprietary saw mills that minimize waste, our vertically-integrated manufacturing process ensures no detail is ever missed and every piece is built to exact specifications.

Wood Showcase

The same chair or table made from two different species of wood can look and feel drastically different. Variances in grain, tone and texture create character, personality and emotion. MAVIN offers nine beautiful choices of wood for dining furniture.

The Janka Scale represents the pressure (in pounds) that it takes to mar the kiln dried wood. A higher number means the wood surface is harder. MAVIN furniture is crafted from nine hardy species, ensuring generations of love and performance.

GRAIN

The grain of each wood species, whether coarse or fine-grained, will show through the stain. Be sure to choose the type of wood with a grain that you love. We select boards for the best grain match but please remember that the tightness of the grain can vary greatly from board to board. The contrasting grain in boards bring more interest and character to your furniture.

Mineral Deposits

These dots and streaks occur randomly throughout wood due to the tree storing minerals or sap. These do not diminish the strength or quality of the furniture, they only add to its uniqueness.

End Grain

All of our pieces are solid wood. This means that the end grain will show. This crosscut surface is softer and soaks up more of the stain, giving it a darker appearance.

Color Variation

Each board we use in every piece of furniture is unique. The natural variances of wood cause variations in the furniture, regardless of which finish is used.

1450

Maple

Unique color, smooth grain and strength make maple a popular choice among woodworkers of all types. Small closed knots and slight mineral streaks become greatly enhanced when a stain is applied.

A strong, fine-grained hardwood with an even texture.
Slight color variations add character to this straight grained wood.

Mineral Streaks
Mineral Streaks
Small Closed Knots
Small Closed Knots
Varied Mineral Streaks
Varied Mineral Streaks
Natural Wood Checks
Natural Wood Checks

1360

Quarter Sawn Oak

The term quarter sawn refers to the way the log was cut. The reason for doing this is to capture the medullary rays or “flakes” that create an authentic old world look. With the right stains, the flakes take on a majestic shimmer.

Oak wood which has been cut on an angle to display a tighter grain pattern for a cleaner look.

Slight Mineral Streaks
Slight Mineral Streaks
Tighter Grain
Tighter Grain
Small Natural Wood Checks
Small Natural Wood Checks

1260

Oak

Oak comes in a variety of hues, with a unique grain, which makes it one of the more recognizable species. A common choice, it has a long history of use around the home. Oak is a mainstay in traditional design, but its versatility allows modern pieces to come to life.

A widely used, strong hardwood with a coarse texture and distinct grain pattern.

Slight Mineral Streaks
Slight Mineral Streaks
Small Closed Knots
Small Closed Knots
Small Closed Pin Knots
Small Closed Pin Knots
Small Natural Wood Checks
Small Natural Wood Checks

1260

Rustic Oak

Featuring all the same qualities of traditional oak, it offers other characteristics such as natural knots, more prominent mineral streaks and natural wood checks. It can be significantly enhanced with stains to showcase traditional styles or a fresh modern piece.

Boasts the same qualities as oak, but features many other natural characteristics such as knots, streaks and pits.

Closed or Filled Knots
Closed or Filled Knots
Natural Wood Checks
Natural Wood Checks
Pin Knots & Mineral Pits
Pin Knots & Mineral Pits
Textured Colorful Grain
Textured Colorful Grain

1010

Walnut

Black walnut is highly prized for its dark-colored, true heartwood. The sapwood is cream colored, while the heartwood ranges from light brown to a dark, almost chocolate colored brown, sometimes with hints of purple and with dark streaks. Most walnut wood has a straight grain, although wavy or curly grain does occur.

A strong, durable hardwood with a mostly straight grain. Its deep tones inspire a feeling of luxury.

Colorful Woodgrain
Colorful Woodgrain
Small Closed Pin Knots
Small Closed Pin Knots

950

Cherry

Harvested from cherry fruit trees, it is a hardwood famed for its durability and rich red/brown tones. Woodworkers highly prize cherry because of its smooth grain, flexibility and brilliant color.

A moderately hard, yet very strong wood with a fine grain. Cherry darkens over time, enriching the furniture’s appearance each year.

Slight Mineral Streaks
Slight Mineral Streaks
Small Pits & Knots
Small Pits & Knots

950

Rustic Cherry

Featuring white, brown and deep red colors with brown flecks, rustic cherry is a less refined version of traditional cherry. It boasts natural knots and pits throughout each board with fine satin-smooth texture and a circular grain. It will darken with exposure to light and heat.

Cherry wood without the uniform, fine grain. Boards with knots, streaks and pits are used, showing the natural beauty and character.

Mineral Streaks
Mineral Streaks
Natural Knots
Natural Knots
Natural Wood Checks
Natural Wood Checks
Closed or Filled Knots
Closed or Filled Knots
Unfilled Mineral Pits & Gum Pockets
Unfilled Mineral Pits & Gum Pockets

950

Wormy Maple

Also known as ambrosia maple, this is a specific grade that is selected and sorted to showcase the color variations and mineral streaks caused by the ambrosia beetle. Colors and the flowing patterns vary significantly with dark brown streaks near small worm holes.

A cream-colored background with brown and greyish blue stripes. In most, or all of the streaks, there are tiny holes from beetle larvae burrowing into the wood.

Sap Wood & Mineral Streaks
Sap Wood & Mineral Streaks
Small Closed Knots
Small Closed Knots
Worm Holes
Worm Holes
Natural Wood Checks
Natural Wood Checks

830

Elm

Elm can have a beautiful straight or interlocking grain pattern and is known for its resistance to splitting. When finished with our Michaels stain, this species is breathtaking.

Grey-white to light brown sapwood is very narrow while boasting a vibrant red-brown to dark brown heartwood. The grain can be straight but often is interlocked with a coarse texture.

Colorful Grain
Colorful Grain
Closed Natural Knots
Closed Natural Knots
Grain Variations
Grain Variations
Textured Grain Variations
Textured Grain Variations

Glossary

Wood will darken over time, offering more warmth and depth to furniture underneath the stain. Humidity, light, smoke and even heat and steam from cooking can accelerate the darkening of wood. The darkening effect of aging will be even more extreme when lighter stains are used.

Naturally occurring features that give wood some of its character.

Grain that is interrupted by a knot, but the board remains smooth and no wood is missing from the area.

The natural variances in wood that cause differences in furniture, regardless of the finish.

The crosscut surface of a board.

A dense wood t hat contains the presence of pores when viewed in a transverse section.

Mature wood that forms the spine of a tree.

Since wood naturally expands and contracts with age, temperature and humidity, it is possible for small cracks or lines to show at joints. This is normal and does not weaken the furniture when these appear.

Dense, round spots that form in wood at the base of a branch or twig.

Separation in wood fibers across the annual rings in a piece of wood.

Small droplets or deposits of a mineral or the tree’s sap.

The part of a tree that is isolated between the bark and the heartwood.

Long thin areas of wood darkened by the tree’s sap.

Tiny holes caused by ambrosia beetles worming their way through a living tree.