Wood Species

Maple is a light colored wood, it has a close, fine, uniform texture. 
It is a hardwood that will take any color stain or paint well.
Maple Wood

Oak has a light brown to reddish brown color and is a very hard wood with a straight open grain. 
It is a hardwood that accepts stains very well.

Cherry is a light pinkish
 brown to 
deep reddish brown color that darkens over time. It has a fine uniform 
straight grain. 
is a hardwood that accepts stains extremely well.

Hickory is a yellowish to medium brown color often with contrasting colors.  It often has knots and dark mineral streaks.
It is a hardwood that is best finished natural to show its rustic characteristics.