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Stirrup Wood Types

Take a look at our 10 distinct wood types currently available for your next pair of stirrups. Hand-selected by Don Orrell himself, each wood type is unique with its own set of characteristics. While the natural patterns in the wood may cause variation in grain and color, we ensure that every pair is crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Find the perfect wood for your custom stirrups below.

Standard Woods

rancher stained oak wood type


Stained Oak (No gloss finish)

Our Rancher is a beautiful oak wood option with a more rustic look. The wood is stained to bring out its natural grain patterns and create a classic look.

red cedar

Red Cedar

Red Cedar is a beautiful softwood that has warm, red tones with a fine grain pattern. While it is more prone to dents and scratches than some of our hardwood options, it makes up for it with its natural beauty and unique character.

red elm

Red Elm

Red Elm is a durable and strong wood with an attractive light reddish-brown color. It has a distinctive grain pattern that makes it an ideal choice for custom engraving.



A popular pick and for good reason. Featuring a rich brown color and beautiful wood grain, Walnut makes for a timeless and elegant choice.

white oak wood type

White Oak

Our White Oak wood type is a classic option for western stirrups, with a light color and straight grain pattern. It is a strong and durable wood that can withstand heavy use and wear over time.

Choice Woods

gloss black

Gloss Black

mahogany stain

Mahogany Stain

Premier Woods



Bocote is a stunning exotic wood that showcases distinctive hues of dark brown, black, and gold. Not only is it's grain visually striking, but it is also incredibly tough and long-lasting.



Chechen is another beautiful exotic hardwood featuring a reddish-brown color with gold tones and prominent grain. It's a strong and durable wood that can withstand the demands of western riding.

tiger maple

Tiger Maple

Tiger Maple, also known as curly maple, is a visually stunning wood with unique patterns and distinctive stripes. It is a hardwood that is strong, durable, and lightweight, making it an excellent choice.