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A hard and heavy wood known for its lighter color and tight graining (less distinct grain). Maple commonly has mineral streaks, which are dark streaks in random sizes running through the grain of the wood. These mineral streaks are noticeable markings because they contrast the natural color of maple. Color varies from creamy white and light blond to medium brown or reddish tones. It is susceptible to mellowing and darkening with exposure to light. Maple has become very popular of late due to its tight grain and use with glazed finishes.
A slightly hard and relatively light wood known for its tight graining and elegant coloring. A frequently occurring feature specific to cherry are its gum pockets, otherwise known as pitch pockets. They are small black flecks or streaks in the wood caused by dried sap pockets. Color varies from almost white to light brown to pinkish red, giving it a wide variation in color. Lighter stains will show this variation. Another characteristic of cherry is its sensitivity to light. Be sure to view a cherry sample at a cabinet retailer that sells Shiloh Cabinetry .
A medium density hardwood with soft, straight grain, and even texture. Rustic Alders natural color ranges from pale yellow to reddish brown. Rustic Alder is chosen for its rugged appearance. Knots will be random in size and distribution and will range from tight sound knots to very rustic, split, and open knots.
A medium density hardwood with soft, straight grain, and even texture. Alders natural color ranges from pale yellow to reddish brown. Alder may contain small pin knots. These characteristic markings are blended naturally throughout the cabinetry. Due to the soft nature of Alder it is susceptible to dents more so than other hardwoods.
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
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.
A very hard, heavy wood known for its extremely bold and distinct open graining and color variations. A single board of hickory lumber can have several color variations from almost white to dark brown and black. Dark mineral deposits are common. Extreme color variation is expected in hickory and that is what gives hickory its charm.
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