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Wood Information

Our Materials

We pride ourselves in using responsibly sourced, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (for more information click here), kiln dried lumber. Our live edge hardwoods are supplied by small local mom-and-pop mills.  We’ve found lumber from all over the country, including Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, and Hawaii.

In sourcing materials we’ve done our best to use as many American-made products as possible. From the beeswax that goes into our Board Butter to the hand-casted metal handles, we’ve taken the extra time to support other small businesses.

Product Care/Warranty

For all our kitchen line (all cutting boards, cheese slicers, wooden spatulas and spreaders) re-condition your board at least once a month or as needed with our Board Butter. Board Butter will rehydrate and restore your piece, so it will stay healthy longer. Wipe on using a clean, dry cloth and allow to sit on surface for 20 minutes. Wipe off excess.  Hand wash only with soap and warm water, wipe dry once washed.

For all elevated pet bowl stands or sealed pieces. Use mild soap and warm water with clean cloth to wipe surface. Dry well after cleaning to help prevent sitting water on surface.

Remember, wood is alive. Wag & Wood is not responsible for the natural change and shift of each piece as it adapts to its environment and moisture level.

Lifetime Quality Guarantee/Warranty

We stand behind the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each piece and we hope you enjoy your item for a lifetime. If your piece cracks or breaks due to defects in wood or workmanship, we are happy to repair or replace at no cost.

Instances that do not warrant a return: knife marks in board from use, discoloration following use, bowing or changing of shape realted to changes in moisture, damage from direct sunlight (ie: cracking or discoloration). Case by case basis can determine need or possibility of return/refund.


If your item qualifies for a return, we will require proof of purchase (receipt, order #, etc.) and pictures of malfunction.  We will cover shipping expenses if there is a defect or malfunction in your product.  We will not pay for return shipping on unwanted items.

At this time, we are unable to offer free shipping on our elevated pet bowl stands. All other purchases of $75 or more qualify for free shipping, unless otherwise specified in the listing.


Our Hardwoods

Here you will find information on our commonly used hardwoods. This includes a Janka Hardness scale, measured in pounds-force (lbf), this scale measures relative hardness and gives each hardwood a rating.

Ambrosia Maple (color reference click here)

Common Names: Amb. Maple, wormy maple

Sources/Distribution: Temperate North American Forest

Tree Size: 80-115’ tall

Janka Hardness: 700 to 950 lbf (4,230 N) varies based on species

Not a distinct species of maple but refers to the discoloration caused by the ambrosia beetle. Grey-ish brown streaking can be found surrounding the holes bored by the small beetles.

Cherry (color reference click here)

Commons Names: Black Cherry, American Cherry

Sources/Distribution: Eastern North American

Tree Size: 50-100’ tall, 3-5’ trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,150 lbf (5,120 N)

Commonly used for fine furniture, flooring, and cabinetry, cherry is among the most popular domestic hardwoods. The grain is typically straight, colors/hues range from a cream-colored sap wood to deep red heartwood.

Eastern Cedar (color reference click here)

Common Names: Tennessee Cedar, Aromatic Cedar

Sources/Distribution: Eastern North America

Tree Size: 100-115’ tall, 3-4’ trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 900 lbf (4,000 N)

Historically, cedar was used for blanket-chests and lining closets due to its ability to repel moths and other insects. With a distinct aroma and appearance, it’s a great lumber of choice for our elevated pet bowl stands.

Maple (color reference click here)

Common Types: soft, hard, big leaf, and Pacific Coast

Sources/Distribution: Temperate forests of North America

Tree Size:

Janka Hardness: 1,450 lbf (6,450 N)

Sapele(color reference click here)

Common Name: Sapelli

Sources/Distribution: Tropical Africa

Tree Size: 100-150’ tall, 3-5’ trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,280 N)

This African species is a popular choice for furniture, musical instruments, and veneers. Typically used as a substitute for Mahogany, this wood has a warm, rich appearance with golden to dark red tones.


Common varieties: Red, white

Sources/Distribution: Northeast United States and Southeastern Canada

Tree Size: 80-115’ tall, 3-6’ trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,280 N)

Walnut (color reference click here)

Common Names/varieties: black walnut

Sources/Distribution: Throughout United States forests

Tree Size: 100-120’ tall, 2-3’ trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,410 lbf (6,280 N)

Prized lumber for furniture, cabinets, gunstocks, veneer, instruments, and carving. This is a straight grained hardwood with purple to deep brown tones, medium strength, and even texture.


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