The use of wood textures and patterns seem to have become very popular lately. In fact, some designers are suggesting that wood has become the new glossy style while some are saying that wood is the new white.
Some of us use wood textures to give our designs a warm and natural feel. When done tastefully and in the right context, wood textures can also make our designs look great. So, if you want to give wood textures a try, here are more than a thousand good quality and high-resolution sets of wood textures that might help you get started.
01: Free High Resolution Wood Textures from Bittbox
This set incorporates photos of wood texture images at 2500px wide. You can download these free textures for personal and non-commercial purposes.
02- Sue’s Wood Pattern Textures Set
This free set of wood texture patterns are compatible with Photoshop 6 and newer versions of Adobe Photoshop and any version of Photoshop Elements. Included in this set are wood texture images in paneling and parquet patterns with a variety of wood stain colors such as oak, pine, cherry, maple, and birch.
03-Free Photoshop Wood Textures from photoshoptextures.com
This set of wood textures are free to download for all your projects. This category has textures of wood grains such as old wood, oak, bark, fences, fake wood and more.
04- Wood Textures by Onecoldcanadian (Deviantart)
These are really cool wood texture images that I found at Deviantart. Each image in this set has a resolution of 1024×764 pixels. The size of the download pack is 30.5 MB
05-Free Wood Texture Library
Around 70 high quality 3D textures of wood, tree bark and deal boards designed for texturizing 3D objects, some of textures form seamless tiles.
06-Free Stock Textures from Texture King
The wood texture images that you can download from this site are also high resolution (1600 pixels by 1064 pixels).
07-Wood-01 Patterns by silver
A great set of 9 different untreated wood patterns such as mahogany, sycamore, Rosewood, Maple, Cedar and more! Nice large seamless 1024 x 1024 tiles.
08-Wood Patterns by silver
Another set of wood texture pictures from silver (Deviantart). This set also includes 9 large wood patterns for Photoshop. This set contains mainly used, old or worn wood textures.
09-Dark Wood Texture Pack by cloaks
This set includes eleven grayscale dark wood textures. All wood texture images are 1024×768 pixels. You may download the zipped file (3.1 MB). Resolution of each image is set at 400×700 pixels.
10-Wood Textures at cgtextures.com
This site features hundreds of high-resolution wood textures that you can use for free for your projects. Wood textures are categorized under burned wood, fine wood, painted, planks, plywood, tree bark and many more. You also have the option to download the textures at small, medium or large resolution, depending on your specific need. To download the textures, please follow the link below and go to wood category.
11- Super High-Resolution Wood Textures from defcon-x.de
A resource for excellent quality free wood texture images for 2D or 3D use. Resolutions of the wood textures that you can download from this site are really high (at around 2100×3300 pixels). The textures range from subtle, light colored grains to some dark colored woods. Warning: The site is non-english (German).
12-Wood Texture at Texturez.com
Another site for really high-resolution wood textures that you can use for your projects. Resolutions of images are as high as 3072×2304 (4.6M)
13-Free Wood Textures at mayang.com
Textures that you can download from this site are in high quality JPEG, with resolutions ranging from 1600×1200 pixels to 2560×1920. Average size of each image is around 1.5Mb. These textures are free to use for all uses, whether commercial or non-commercial (you may incorporate them into your derived work with no requirement to pay mayang.com any licensing fee etc).