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The Cabinet Specialists

 Alder

    Maple (HARD)

  • ​Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of Hard Maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.
  • ​Its wood is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than all of the other species of Maple commercially available in lumber form.
  • ​Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
  • Hard Maple is reccomended as a stain grade Maple



​    Cherry

  • Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results—using a sanding sealer prior to staining, or using a gel-based stain is recommended. 
  • ​Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light.
  • ​​The grain is usually straight and easy to work—with the exception of figured pieces with curly grain patterns.

Walnut

  • Black Walnut’s is very popular among woodworkers in the United States, Its cooperative working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts the wood in a class by itself
  • Color ​can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks
  • Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster
  • ​​Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular

White Oak

  • ​​White Oak is strong, beautiful, rot-resistant, easy-to-work, and economical, representing an exceptional value to woodworkers. It’s no wonder that the wood is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making
  • ​Color ranges in color from a very light color to a dark brown heartwood
  • ​Grain is mostly straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. 
  • ​White oak is much harder and heavier than the Red Oak. 

Cherry

Hard Maple(Stain Grade)

White Oak

Rustic Cherry

*Our cabinets are available in 8 American Hardwoods 

 ​   alder

  • Alder is the most abundant hardwood in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and is a commercially important lumber.
  • Tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age.
  • ​Grain is generally straight, with a moderately fine, uniform texture
  • ​Usually sold in two different grades: rustic (knotty), and clear. 
  • Very easy to work with both hand and machine tools; it sands especially easy.

Hickory

  • Hickory is among the hardest and strongest of woods native to the United States. On average, Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either White Oak or Hard Maple
  • Color ​tends to be light to medium brown, with a reddish hue
  • ​Grain is usually straight, though occasionally wavy, with a medium texture
  • Can be difficult to work but glues, stains, and finishes well

Red Oak

  • ​​Arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States, Red Oak is a common sight in many homes.
  • Color ​is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast
  • ​Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture
  • Produces good results with hand and machine tools. ​​It is also characterized by having excellent sanding and finishing properties, and great stability.

Soft Maple(Paint Grade)

Hickory

Red Oak

Walnut

not available in rustic

not available in rustic

Rustic Red Oak

 Rustic (Knotty) Alder

Rustic Hickory

Calico Walnut

Rustic Hard Maple

Wood Species

​    Maple (Soft)

  • ​​The term “Soft Maple” does no't refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. The term “Soft Maple” is merely used to differentiate these species from Hard Maple. 
  • ​Having medium density, hardness, and strength, its machining and finishing properties are good, as is its stability.
  • Fine textured and close grained wood does not require filling.
  • Soft Maple is recommended as a paintgrade