Wood Selections
Fine Custom Cabinetry for the Kitchen, Bathroom and Office in Your Home
Ash Fraxinus americana: An open grain wood that can vary in colour from a white with a yellowish cast to a white with a somewhat greyish cast in the sapwood and moving to a definite brown in the heartwood. Natural characteristics are common in this species. A mixture of sap and light heartwood is blended throughout. This wood is most desirable for medium to dark finishes.
Birch Betula alleghaniensis: Regular characteristics common in this species are acceptable and allow a mixture of sap and light heartwood blended throughout. This wood is most desirable for medium to dark finishes.
Cherry Prunus serotina: Cherry is an elegant hardwood that is light reddish brown with small gum pockets that produce distinctive markings. The sapwood varies from a whitish colour to a light yellowish brown. It is straight grained, strong and rather hard. Cherry is unsurpassed in its finishing qualities. Sap and light heart-wood are blended throughout. Choose select grade for natural or light finishes. Choose regular grade for medium to dark finishes.
Hickory Carya illinoensis: Hickory is an open grained wood which is white to cream in color with brown lines and tan heartwood. It is very hard and varies greatly in grain and colour. Natural characteristics common in this species are acceptable and do allow a mixture of sap and light heartwood blended throughout.
Lyptus:  A hybrid of Eucalyptus grandis and E. urophylla, Lyptus® feature many desirable characteristics, including exceptional workability, machining properties, density, finish tolerance and overall strength.  This makes it well-suited for diverse high-end applications like furniture, cabinets, and architectural millwork. It varies from reddish pink to light whitish pink.
Mahogany, African Khaya ivorensis: Natural characteristics in this species are acceptable with uniform colour match.  Mahogany is strong and straight grained. It varies from light reddish or yellow-brown to a rich, dark red.
Maple Acer saccharum: Hard Maple is a strong, heavy, close-grained wood that is creamy white with a reddish brown cast to the heartwood. Mineral streaks are often found and are not considered defective. Choose select grade for natural or light finishes. Choose regular grade for medium to dark finishes.
Oak, Red Quercus rubra: Red Oak has a prominent open grain in which the sap-wood varies from a whitish or greyish brown to a pale reddish brown, and the heart-wood varies from a pink brown to a light reddish brown. Natural characteristics common in this specie are acceptable and do allow minimal colour and grain variations. Choose select grade for natural or light finishes. Choose regular grade for medium to dark finishes.
Oak, White Quercus alba: White Oak has an open grain that varies from a whitish light brown sapwood to a greyish dark brown heartwood. White Oak is an excellent choice for medium to darker finishes.
Pine Pinus strobus : Eastern White Pine is a soft wood and is offered in Clear and Knotty grades.  Clear pine has natural characteristics that are closely monitored.

Clear pine is sorted for uniform colour and grain match. Knots will not be acceptable.

Knotty Pine is soft and light with straight grains and cream in colour. Knots throughout make this wood distinctive. Solid red knots are prevalent with minimal black knots no larger than a nickel.
Walnut Juglans nigra: Natural characteristics common in this specie are acceptable and do allow a mixture of sap and light heartwood blended throughout. This grade is most desirable for medium to dark finishes.
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