In addition to the attributes found in each respective wood specie, Manufacturer's Rustic Oak, Hickory, Alder, Maple and, Cherry variations feature an assortment of the following characteristics; mineral streaks, heart-wood, sap-wood, gum-spots, pitch-pockets (sealed), pin-knots, and open-surface knots (that do not affect structural integrity).

These charming traits will be allowed as they naturally occur within the material; no one element (such as knots) is a defining trait. To help enunciate the rustic character, extreme color/grain contrast and/or streaking will be allowed.