Wood Species

The following species are available:

Red Alder is easy to cut and it takes finishes very well, especially if a wash coat finish of thin shellac is applied before staining. This wood can be of significant value in woodworking, despite its relative modest reputation. Alder generally has straight grain, a fine even texture, with a pale yellow to reddish brown color.

This selection blends lighter sapwood with the medium tans and brown tones of the heartwood. The light sapwood varies in color from light yellowish white to include some slightly grayish tones. Some mineral and pin burls are acceptable. Suggested for its rustic, natural appearance when using clear or medium stain finishes.

A domestic wood, Basswood is desired because of its economy, work-ability and finishing qualities. The close, tight homogeneous grain structure makes it ideal for a wide variety of hobby, craft and miniature projects. Basswood may be stained or painted on the face of doors and drawer fronts.

A closed grain wood ranging in color to include the reddish brown of the heartwood to the whitish pale yellow of the sapwood. Pin burls and mineral are allowed to be present on face of doors and drawer fronts.

Attractive closed grain selection, Birch White that is a light, whitish pale yellow, and light tan in color. Minimum of pin burls and mineral grain are acceptable on face of door or
drawer front. This selection is generally used for white pickle stains; however, Birch is not as uniform in color as Light Maple.

This grade of cherry allows selection for a lighter sapwood and darker heartwood.Medium and darker stains are recommended to blend colors more modestly. Natural Cherry may be
finished natural or with light stains for a beautiful rustic appearance.

Selected for more classic reddish brown heartwood. Minimum of sapwood acceptable in machined areas. Mineral, black specks, and/or pin burls will possibly appear on face of door or drawer front.

Natural selection of durable and beautiful open grain hardwood which includes the lighter white sapwood and the tans and brown tones of the heartwood. Pecks, burls, and mineral is acceptable on face of door and drawer fronts. This wood is suggested for a warm rustic natural appearance.

Eastern knotty pine is a moderately soft closed grain wood. Knotty Pine has a creamy white color, with yellow cast. Red and black knots are selected and split knots
are acceptable. Boards narrower than 3/4” are not acceptable. Blue stain will not be acceptable on face of door.

Closed grain wood that varies in color from light grayish white to light grayish brown. Some pin burls and mineral is acceptable on face of door and drawer fronts. Natural Grade with light sapwood and brown heartwood recommended for medium wood stains.

Light colors of sapwood are selected with minimum of very light reddish brown acceptable on face of doors and drawer
fronts. Slightly darker brown heartwood may appear in machine areas. Some mineral allowed on face of doors and
drawer fronts.

Closed grain wood with unmatched pattern.Glue lines,glues,joints and grain patterns will show through high gloss.

Moderately soft closed grain wood ranging in color from light cream sapwood to darker heartwood white
greenish and grayish colors.Recommended as paint grade

Red Oak Natural
This selection of Red Oak has greater variation of grain characteristics and color ranging from white and grayish brown to pale red in sap areas to pink and deeper reddish brown in heartwood.Sapwood is acceptable in machine areas.Mineral color and pin knots are characteristically present. Suitable for natural finish and light to medium stains for persons who enjoy the natural beauty of wood. May be used for warm rustic

Red Oak Select
Finest select of Red Oak. Primarily the heartwood is used providing an excellent choice of grain and color. Sapwood may appear in machined areas. This selection
further reduces size and frequency of pin burls and mineral. Ideal grain and color for light and medium stains and for pickle finishes.

Open grained wood that varies in color from a whitish, light brown to grayish, darker brow. In the natural grade, the lighter sapwood, burls, pecks, and minerals are allowed on the face of doors and drawer fronts.

This selection is not graded as high as Walnut Select, which allows us to include the lighter sapwood and the heartwood of light brown and darker brown color. Some pin knots may be present.

This premium grade primarily consists of heartwood of the Walnut specie. Sapwood may appear in the machined areas and on the back of door and drawer fronts.