Wood Types

RED OAK

 

The most traditional and commonly used wood species in cabinetry for many years. It is known for its distinctive open graining and attractive price. Oak lumber can vary from almost white to brown to gray. These are normal variations in the color of oak, and are to be expected in cabinetry. The lighter the stain, the more noticeable the variations.

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN POPLAR

 

A medium density wood with excellent strength and stability. The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color tones in the wood are most noticeable and will affect the overall finished appearance of the stain. Due to its' natural color variations, it is best suited for dark-stained finishes. The wood has a medium to fine texture and its graining is generally noticeable. This hardwood is a value-oriented option for those seeking a tight grained hardwood, but its' natural characteristics must be accepted and are not covered under warranty.

 

 

MAPLE

 

A hard and heavy wood popular with cabinet makers. Color varies from almost white to gray to medium brown. Maple commonly has dark mineral streaking, which will be present in the finished cabinets.  Additionally, maple is well known for elaborate grain figuring, sometimes referred to as tiger strip, curly, or birds eye patterns.  These are beautiful characteristics of maple, but can create distinct variation within a cabinet door or other cabinet part.  As these are natural to the Maple, none of the noted characteristics are covered by warranty and are not reason for replacement.

 

THERMAFOIL

 

The term for our wrapped MDF doors and drawer fronts. Thermafoil doors are a composite material with a durable coating in alpine white. Face frames are painted maple and finished ends are painted MDF. The interior of the cabinets will remain a natural maple.

*Internet technology does not allow for completely accurate reproduction of wood, stain or paint colors. Visit an independent retailer to view displays and samples for actual colors.  W. W. Wood Products, Inc. does not guarantee that all information on this site is accurate. Although every attempt is made to ensure the information on this site is kept current and accurate, specifications can change without notice.

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