Each ornament is uniquely handturned on our wood lathe from hardwood lumbers much of which are reclaimed. The variation in colors are of natural occurrence. Some ornaments are made of only a single piece of wood while others are made of two different kinds. When selecting a wood variation please note that we will pick a complimentary piece of wood for two part ornaments. If selecting woods of two different prices, the higher price will be the correct price of your ornament (example if you choose: walnut $18.00 and padauk $20.00 - your ornament will be $20.00), this is only due to some woods being more rare than others and therefore more expensive or hard to acquire.Some of the wood variations include but are not limited to: black walnut, ambrosia maple, purple heart, padauk (this is an orange wood only available as finials and tops), wormy chestnut, redwood, spalted maple, oak, cherry, dogwood, cedar, etc. Any of the options that say "out of stock" are still available - they will just take a little longer to make due to the fact of needing to go get more wood.