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Alder

Alder can vary in color from tan to reddish brown. The wood is fairly straight- grained with a uniform texture.  It can have pin knots and pitch pockets. Rustic Alder will have the same characteristics as Natural Alder but may have closed knots to I inch and clusters of pin knots. Alder is typically harvested in the  Pacific Northwest.

 

Ash

Ash according to Norse mythology refers to ash as “the mighty tree that supports the heavens”. Ash may vary from white/gray tones, light red/dark red tones, and light brown/dark brown tones. Ash is typically harvested in the Eastern United States.

Birch

Birch was popular in the 1950’s for kitchens and remains popular today. Birch has an even texture with a straight closed grain. Birch ranges in color from pale white to creamy yellow. Birch is a very heavy, strong, durable wood.

 

Butternut

Butternut is a wood source used in fine woodworking by cabinetmakers for well over a century. A preferred wood because of its stability, it is favored by woodcarvers because of its beautiful grain. The color has been described chestnut brown, dark brown, or a butter tan. A beautiful, satin-like luster remains after planing to smooth surface. When a clear finish is applied , that luster becomes greatly pronounced, for a beautiful end result.

 

Cherry

Cherry is one of the woods that can be formal but also offer warmth and coziness. Customers are extending the use of Cherry to other rooms and also using Cherry in furniture-like pieces for the kitchen. Cherry has a pinkish brown hue. Small gum pockets, streaks, pin knots and figures are common. Cherry will darken or mellow with age. This mellowing is a natural occurrence and a benefit of owning solid Cherry cabinetry.

 

Hickory

Hickory makes a dramatic statement, with bold grain and color variations which can range from white to dark brown. Hickory is a hardwood that grows in Southeastern Canada and Eastern United States.

 

Lyptus

Lyptus is a natural hybrid that thrives in Brazil. It’s something new and different that’s exciting to people in the industry. Color can vary from a light pink to reddish brown. It’s finish friendly and you can create interesting color combinations with it.

Maple

Hard Maple is a very stable and durable wood. With its smooth texture, it has a fine, close grain pattern. Some color variations ranging from white to creamy white with occasional reddish brown tones. The wood is hard and heavy with good strength properties, in particular its high resistance to abrasion and wear. Maple has gained the most recognition  and popularity as a furniture and cabinetry wood in the United States.

Oak

Red Oak is characterized by a strong open grain pattern, enhanced by random streaks and swirls. Oak varies from light gold to deep reddish brown.

Pine

Wisconsin white pine is a creamy white with a fine grain. The heartwood is a light creamy brown, with occasional contrasting orangish growth rings.

 

Walnut

Walnut develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. It is generally straight grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. The heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purple cast and darker streaks.

Solid Colors

Solid Colors- We start with Maple and use a colored lacquer, not paint.  The sky is the limit when it comes to color choice. We will use your color chip.

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