Wood Species
There are many types of wood species to choose from when deciding on your cabinetry or millwork. Each variety of wood has its own individual appearance as to color and grain. Character marks such as knots and grains are inherent characteristics and add to the beauty of natural wood.

Birch lumber varies in color from cream to light brown. Birch is heavy, strong, and durable. Birch lumber is popular for cabinetry and doors and is most commonly painted.
Cherry lumber varies in color from lighter yellow brown to reddish brown with exquisite curly grain. The color will darken with age and exposure to direct light. This fine grained wood is very hard and strong. Cherry lumber is commonly stained to highlight the natural color, but can also be stained with an applied glaze.
Cypress lumber varies in color from light orange to light brown with fine grain. This wood is light weight and resistant to moisture. Cypress is commonly used for cabinetry, millwork and is usually stained to highlight the natural color or painted.
Maple lumber varies in color from light to dark reddish brown with generally straight grain. This wood is hard, heavy, and strong making it the most popular for furniture and cabinetry. Maple lumber is commonly stained or painted.
Antique Heart Pine lumber varies in color from light brown to a deep and rich amber with some knots and several growth rings. This wood is medium weight but also very durable. Antique heart pine is more than 150 years old and commonly has nail holes due to the reclaiming process from old mills and is therefore the most sought after pine lumber. Antique Heart Pine is commonly used for cabinetry, libraries, and flooring and is usually stained to highlight the natural color.
Pine lumber varies in color from pale yellow to light brown with tight brown knots. This wood is light weight but strong and durable. Pine lumber is commonly used for cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and is usually stained to highlight the natural color.
New Heart Pine lumber varies in color from light brown to dark yellow with fewer growth rings than Antique Heart Pine. This wood is light to medium weight but strong and durable. It is less than 100 years old and will show less growth rings and more knots. New Heart Pine is commonly used for cabinetry, libraries, and flooring and is usually stained to highlight the natural color.
Poplar lumber varies in color from yellowish brown to olive green with straight grain. When exposed to sunlight, this wood will change to a dark brown. This medium density wood has great strength and stability. Poplar lumber is commonly used for cabinet and drawer boxes and is stained or painted.
Walnut lumber varies in color from light brown to dark chocolate with generally straight grain but can be curly or wavy. This medium density wood is very strong and durable. Walnut lumber is commonly used for cabinetry, flooring, and is usually stained to highlight the natural color.
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