You know. The real stuff.
If you're a true lover of this incredible material, like we are, you'll probably enjoy these examples of some of the more elusive species and cuts of wood.
If you'd like to up your game on these, or any other species, head over to The Wood Database. It's an excellent source of mind-blowing, wood-related information.
And if you need a little help visualizing a finish on a particular wood specie, go experiment a little here: Milltech Millwork.