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Wood Species :

Wood is a product of nature and will vary in color, texture and grain. Also, with age and exposure to sunlight, wood will change color slightly – this is called "mellowing." These natural characteristics are part of the unique charm and beauty of wood cabinetry. We recommend viewing several door samples and full displays to become familiar with the characteristics of the particular wood and finish you select.




is known for its smooth texture, uniform grain and creamy white color, which may exhibit subtle variation from white to light brown. Maple has varying areas of density that will absorb stain differently, creating a mottled appearance with darker stains. Mineral streaks (dark mineral deposits absorbed from the soil) are a naturally occurring characteristic.


hardwoods are admired for their rich, beautiful color, satiny smooth texture and uniform grain pattern. Color ranges from red to brown to vanilla. Small mineral flecks, pitch pockets and light areas of sapwood occur naturally. The rich color tones of Cherry hardwoods will deepen with age and exposure to light.


is known for its prominent grain and dramatic color variation which can range from creamy white to dark brown/black within the same panel. This color variation is characteristic of the species and is completely random. Mineral streaks and sound knots are sometimes prevalent in this exceptionally dense and strong hardwood.

Knotty Alder

is chosen for its rustic, informal appearance. Knots vary in size and distribution and will include tight, sound knots as well as rustic, open and split knots. Alder is a smooth hardwood with color and graining similar to cherry – ranging from a light honey color to a reddish-brown hue.

Red Oak

is recognized for its prominent grain pattern and texture which will vary from a tight, straight grain to a distinctive arched pattern. Color may range from white to light brown with red hues. Occasional pin knots and mineral streaks may also occur.

Quater - Sawn Red Oak

is admired for its distinctive grain pattern which became especially popular with Arts & Crafts furniture design. "Quarter-sawn" refers to the manner in which the wood is cut from the log that creates a distinctive and desirable, straight grain pattern with an intriguing "fleck". Color may range from white to light brown with red hues.


is a plantation-grown hardwood with rich beautiful color and fine grain texture similar to Mahogany. Color is primarily a rich red-brown, but can vary dramatically from a light pink to dark brown.

Rustic Cherry

is appreciated for its dramatic, rustic appearance and rich, warm coloring. Rustic Cherry has a reddish hue but will exhibit areas of white sap wood, along with mineral streaks, burling, pitch pockets, and other natural color variations. Knots will be prevalent in all shapes and sizes, and will be open and closed. Over time and with exposure to sunlight, Rustic Cherry will noticeably darken (mellow) in color.



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