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Wood Species

Sustainably Sourced Hardwoods

We offer nine different kinds of wood sub-straits for our cabinets, giving you a wide variety of grain patterns from subtle to wild to choose from.

Alder and Knotty Alder

Reddish-brown to pale yellow wood with soft, straight grain, even texture, and a subtle figure. Although we hand select our lumber, there will be small pin knots with larger knots possible on the back of doors. Alder mellows with age and exposure to light.  

Knotty Alder. Both open and closed knots of various sizes will be present in the lumber and plywood ends.  Open knots will be partially filled with resin as a means of securing the knot.  Although we hand select our lumber, no effort will be made to evenly distribute knots or those characteristics deemed “rustic” and their occurrence would be described as random.

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Beech and Rustic Beech

Beech is a heavy, hard and strong wood with a fine, even texture. It is normally white, pale cream or pale brown and is often steamed during the drying process to relieve stress and bring out a pinkish-red color.

Rustic Beech.  Same as beech PLUS it will include repaired knots of various sizes and heavy mineral coloring and streaking, which is more visible on lighter finishes.

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Cherry and Rustic Cherry

Durable, moderately strong hardwood with reddish-brown hue, straight grain and fine texture. Although we hand select our lumber, you can expect some slight mineral streaks, gum or pitch pockets and a small percentage of white sapwood. These characteristics are more noticeable on lighter finishes. Cherry wood darkens over time and with exposure to light.

Rustic Cherry.  Same as cherry PLUS it can include all natural characteristics including sapwood, knots, and mineral streaks.

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Hickory

A dense, tough, coarse-textured wood with white sapwood and reddish-brown heartwood. The color and graining patterns will have variations from black to brown in the heartwood to yellow in the sapwood. Certain stains will amplify this effect. Although we hand select our lumber, you can expect small amounts of dark mineral streaking, pin knots and even remnants of insect attacks.

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Maple

Heavy, straight-grained wood with a fine texture. The sapwood is white and selected for its light color; maple does not generally take dark colors well and may appear blotchy. On light colors the natural mineral streaks may not be concealed. Darker colors often conceal these mineral streaks.

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Oak

Timeless hardwood with a coarse texture and a pinkish-red hue. The texture of the wood varies according to the rate of growth, but typically has a strong open grain pattern with a mix of straight and cathedral grain patterns. Although we hand select our lumber, you can expect small amounts of mineral streaking, pin knots and burls as well as occasional ray flakes.

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Quarter-Sawn Oak

Stable wood with pale yellow-brown to pale brown tones, sometimes with a pinkish tint. As a result of the quarter sawing process, the wood exhibits a beautiful grain texture with a uniform straight grain and a striking ray flake figure. Although we hand select our lumber, you can expect occasional pin knots and light mineral streaks.

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Craftwood

Craftwood is made out of medium density fiberboard material (MDF), and is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down softwood into fibers, combining it with wax and resin, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF cuts well and has a more stable composition, allowing less movement and joint strain. It also provides a smooth surface that is ideal for paint finishes.

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Paint Grade

Paint grade is a non-premium maple wood; this option is often used for solid painted finishes that may or may not have aging or distressings done with the overall finish. A sample distressing is “Burn-Thru” where it’s necessary to show wood grain through the finish.

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