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The wood that you choose for your cabinetry is extremely personal. While some enjoy the simple, elegant beauty of enameled cabinetry, others prefer something more exotic. Here is a sampling of the most popular wood species, and a brief description of each. We always have samples available for each of these species, so don’t hesitate to ask your sales representative for samples of any species that interest you.

Maple
Maple is a hard, heavy, straight grained wood with a fine texture. Maple machines well and can be stained to an excellent finish. Natural maple has some color variation, but is generally more uniform than most select hardwoods. Maple’s elegant, smooth texture makes it an excellent choice for cabinetry and furniture.

Red Oak
Red Oak is a hard, heavy, strong and stiff, straight grained wood with a coarse texture. Oak takes stain well and is still one of the most popular woods for cabinetry. Oak is widely used in the more minimalistic cabinet styles such as the shaker and mission styles.

White Oak
Quartersawn White Oak is known for its distinctive “rays” and “flecks” in the wood grain. White Oak is a slow growing tree: therefore, the grain growth rings are much closer together than in Red Oak. Colors range from a nearly white sapwood to a darker gray-brown heartwood. Quartersawn White Oak will take stain evenly: and this hardwood is known for its strength, durability, and beauty.

Cherry
Cherry is often considered the top-of-the-line in hardwoods. Light yet strong, Cherry’s fine grain pattern is more subtle than some of the other hardwoods. This luxury hardwood’s smooth texture feels satiny to the touch and its distinctive luster seems to glow, making it highly desirable for cabinetry and fine furniture making. As cherry ages, the wood darkens taking on an even richer, more elegant appearance. Cherry is prized for use in traditional cabinet styles.

Hickory
Hickory is the hardest, heaviest and strongest American wood species in commercial use. Hickory is distinguished by dramatic contrasts of light and dark wood, even within a single door and drawer front. This highly variable characteristic makes each Hickory cabinetry project unique. Renowned for it’s hardness and durability, hickory cabinetry is loved for its rustic beauty.

Alder
One of the softer hardwoods, Alder is a plentiful, fast-growing species. Alder is a softer wood than maple and cherry and can dent relatively easily, but offers a stable surface for stain. Alder is a moderately light hardwood with a smooth surface and very little grain showing. Select Alder may display pin knots, grain fuzz and mineral streaks. Colors may vary from almost white to tan and pale, pinkish brown, with differences being accentuated when clear, light stain colors are used. Select alder is often used as a more economical alternative to cherry lumber.

Knotty Alder
One of the softer hardwoods, Alder is a plentiful, fast-growing species. Alder is a softer wood than maple and cherry and can dent relatively easily, but offers a stable surface for stain. Alder is a moderately light hardwood with a smooth surface and very little grain showing. Knotty Alder will have a rustic appearance, displaying a considerable amount of knots, grain fuzz and mineral streaks. Colors may vary from almost white to tan and pale, pinkish brown, with differences being accentuated when clear, light stain colors are used.

Walnut
Black walnut has been called the king of hardwoods. Walnut is smooth grained with a rich and warm appeal. Color can range from deep chocolate brown to light reddish-gray brown. While care is taken to eliminate it, sapwood areas may be present and range in hue from light yellow to light brown. As it ages, walnut will lighten in color. Walnut is prized for use in fine furniture and cabinetry.


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