Stain Colors

Quarter sawn oak is the most commonly used wood during the Arts and Crafts era. This particular type of wood is produced by cutting a log into quarters and then each quarter is milled into boards. This process produces the beautiful ray flakes that are so commonly associated with furniture built during this era.

To keep things simple, just as Mission, Craftsman, Bungalow, and Prairie frames are simple, there is currently eight standard stain colors used for staining frames. Light mission, medium mission, dark mission, red mission, Mission 32 which is similar to Stickley’s Onondaga, Fayetteville which has golden ray flakes, renaissance brown, and ebony black. Keep in mind that colors can vary from what’s seen in the examples below due to variances in monitors, wood, and final finishing process.

Small color samples can be made available and mailed for a small fee that is then credited towards a frame purchase.  Click Here For Samples

Other colors can be created upon request, contact me if you are in need of a special stain color or want something other than what is shown.

To get a rich looking finish on quarter sawn oak which enhances the ray flakes characteristic to this species of wood, several steps are used in finishing each item.  Most products are finished with a satin to semi-gloss top coat sheen.

Stain Color Samples below are shown on quarter sawn oak.

 Mission LightMission Medium
 Mission Dark Mission Red
 Renaissance Brown Fayetteville (Golden Flakes)


 Black (Ebony)  Mission 32 (Onondaga)
(Brown w/Red undertone)


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