Our distinctive, beautifully grained woods are all Grade A. An inspiration to the artisan, they respond to a range of expertly applied stains and finishes. Our woodworkers and carvers are among the most respected in the industry; many of them learned their craft from their fathers and grandfathers. Planing, routing and detailed carving are done by hand following a general pattern-as with all hand work, the beauty is in slight variations and nuances. Before a piece is stained or a special finish applied, the wood is hand-sanded more than seven times, which makes it almost silky to the touch. Note: The wood colors and textures shown are representations of the actual finishes. If an exact match is required, a sample must be sent to our factory.