Mens Wood Wedding Bands Pros and Cons FAQ [Updated 2023]

What makes a wedding band unique?  There's plenty of cookie cutter options available, but when you want to break free from the traditional - wood wedding bands are an ideal option.  There's a myriad of ways to customize your ring ranging from the type of wood, grain pattern, and adding accents like damascus.  Let's help dispel some myths, drop some knowledge, and find the custom wooden ring that's unique - just like you. 

What Are the Pros and Cons for Wood Wedding Bands?

Simply put - plain metal is dull!  Your wooden wedding band tells a story of the past and of your future.  Wooden rings not only bring a unique aesthetic on your finger, but are also very eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and are exclusive to you.

While wooden rings have risen in popularity in recent years, they are a time honored tradition spanning hundreds of years.  Back in the day, the options were limited but wood, antler, and bone were prevalent.  With the hundreds of variations in hardwoods, you're sure to discover a style that gives the "WOW" effect.

Pros and Cons of Wooden Wedding Rings for Men

Wood Ring Styles

Style is important in a wedding band but so is longevity. Wood inlay wedding rings paired with a metal like titanium, tungsten, and damascus create the ultimate ring that will stand the test of time.  We carefully curate natural wood that is ethically sourced to craft a one of a kind wood wedding ring. 

Koa Wood Wedding Bands

Koa Wood Wedding Bands

The wood is derived from trees in Hawaii and the term “Koa” translates into “Warrior”. Koa Wood also represents integrity and strength, which are the foundation of a relationship like a marriage.  The color profile is a medium golden brown with a grain pattern that is wavy and has ribbon-like streaks of color.

Oak Wood Wedding Bands

Oak Wood Wedding Bands

Oak wood is diverse in it's appearance and use in today's society ranging from furniture to wine barrels.  Oak wood signifies strength, safety, and serenity - all characteristics of a great relationship. Oak wood rings vary in color profiles but predominately have a light to medium brown color with a slight olive cast.


Whiskey Barrel Wedding Bands

Whiskey Barrel Wedding Bands

Whiskey Barrel wood is typically white oak depending on the region  it's manufactured.  Besides the "cool factor" of a whiskey barrel ring, the grain pattern is unlike any other type of wood making it a highly sought after material.

Wood Wedding Bands Durability

Our wooden wedding bands are much stronger than one would think.  A metal and wood ring combine the best of both worlds - mother earth's natural materials with modern day ingenuity.  Our wooden rings feature a proprietary ring armor finish that seals and protects it from the elements.  This is a service others charge upwards of $55 but is included free of charge with your purchase of any mens wood wedding band.  Many Pillar Styles customers wear their wood rings in work situations like construction or weekend warrior projects in the garden.   

In terms of a wood rings maintenance and upkeep - it's minimal.  You won't have to make a trip to jeweler to keep it looking brand new like the day you received it.  For exposed wood bands, beeswax works wonders to clean up and preserve the wood.  For wooden rings with a titanium, tungsten, or similar finish - a mild detergent or soap slightly above room temperature will get the job done.

While wood wedding bands have many advantages, there are also a few potential disadvantages to consider before choosing a wooden ring for your wedding. Some of the potential disadvantages of wood wedding bands include durability. While most Pillar Styles rings incorporate wood with a durable metal like tungsten or titanium, if you select a solid wood ring, it is not as durable as some metals, and it can be susceptible to damage from water, heat, or other environmental factors. Limited size and fit options: Wood wedding bands are often made to order, so couples may have fewer size and fit options to choose from compared to metal rings and unable to be resized..

Whiskey Barrel Wood Wedding Bands Pros


Wood wedding bands are becoming increasingly popular among couples who want a unique and natural option for their wedding rings. Some of the advantages of choosing a wood wedding band include:

1. Eco-friendliness: Wood is a natural and renewable material, making it a more environmentally-friendly choice than traditional metals like gold or platinum.

2. Durability: Wood is a strong and resilient material, and well-made wooden wedding bands can be just as durable as their metal counterparts.

3. Comfort: Wood is a lightweight and comfortable material to wear, and it can be less irritating for those with sensitive skin than metal rings.

4. Style: Wood wedding bands come in a wide variety of styles and designs, so couples can choose a ring that reflects their personal style and aesthetic.

5. Affordability: Wood wedding bands are much less expensive than solid gold or rose gold rings, making them a more budget-friendly option for couples.

Overall, wood wedding bands offer couples a unique and natural alternative to traditional metal rings, with a range of benefits to suit their individual needs and preferences.

Wood Wedding Bands Reviews

Our wood wedding bands have different widths, sizes, and profiles to fit any personality and budget.  We could talk about our wood rings all day - but why not hear from other Pillar Styles happy customers?


White Oak Wood Wedding Bands

 Silver Tungsten White Oak Wood Wedding Band

"LOVE this wedding band! My fiance and I could not be happier with the quality and style. The seller is equally amazing; she answered all questions promptly and shipped the ring quickly. Thank you so much!" - Kate M.




Black Tungsten Rose Wood Wedding Band

"Nothing but quality work from this shop. I could go on about her professionalism, her kindness, and her amazingly unique customized products but I won’t because they truly speak for themselves. I have showed countless people my husbands new wedding ring and they love it more than his first one! Thank you for helping make my wedding anniversary special- truly!" - Kaylie R.