In short, they’re tough. Wood is a strong material, which is why it’s been used in houses, boats, floors, tables and so much else throughout history. Of course, our products aren’t designed specifically to withstand severe abuse. Wood can crack if you hit it hard enough the right way, leather can be cut or ruined. But under normal usage this is very unlikely to happen.
It’s worth noting that wood species vary widely in density and hardness. Gabon ebony and purpleheart are very hard and strong woods, while Eastern White Pine and Mahogany are less so. None should be considered fragile, but there are significant differences, so one may wish to err on the side of hardness if you expect the piece to take a lot of abuse. Of course, in the event of damage, you’re always covered by our Craftsman’s Promise. If you would like further guidance in choosing the best wood option for your lifestyle, we’d be happy to help - send us a message!