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WOOD SPECIES AND  CHARACTERISTICS














               ALDER                         CHERRY                       HICKORY                         MAPLE                           OAK
           When you choose your new kitchen or bath cabinetry, please keep in mind that no two pieces of wood are exactly the same.
           Stains are likely to exaggerate the difference between open and closed grains and other markings in wood. Grain variation and
           color change should be expected. As hardwood ages, it will darken when exposed to different types of light. Color differences or
           changes in wood can also be caused by exposure to harsh chemicals, extreme heat or moisture. Additionally, wood species
           exhibit other dening characteristics, such as mineral deposits/streaks, knots, sap runs, pin holes and wormholes. These
           markings make the wood unique and contribute to its enduring beauty.

           Alder has a straight ne textured grain similar to Cherry and Maple. Although classied as a hardwood, it is moderately light in
           weight and considerably softer than other species. Therefore, care must be taken as it will dent and mar easily. Alder may
           exhibit grain and color variations, sapwood can be distinguishable from the heartwood, tight pin knots are sometimes present.


           Cherry is characterized by its red undertones, but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown.
           Cherry is a close-grained wood with fairly uniform texture, revealing pin knots and curly graining. All wood will age with time and
           the nish will darken. This is especially true for Cherry. This is a sought-after quality in Cherry cabinetry, and those who select it
           expect this evolution.

           Hickory is a strong, heavy hardwood known for distinctive graining patterns. Contributing to its dramatic appearance is a wide
           variation in color and streaking, ranging from white to dark brown. This contrast in color can appear in a single door panel.
           Hickory also contains random knots and wormholes that further contribute to a varied appearance. These exaggerated
           characteristics are to be expected and are considered desirable in Hickory cabinetry.

           Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is predominately white to creamy-white in color, with occasional reddish-brown tones.
           While Maple typically features uniform graining as compared to other wood species, characteristic markings may include ne
           brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird pecks and mineral streaks. These traits are natural and serve to enhance Maple’s
           natural beauty.

           Oak is a strong, open-grained hardwood that ranges in color from white to pink and reddish tones. Streaks of green, yellow and
           even black may appear due to mineral deposits. Oak may also contain wormholes and wild, varying grain patterns. This distinct
           graining is considered a desirable quality.





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