Red Oak Rift Cut
Oak has traditionally been the most popular choice for kitchen cabinetry and it's easy to see why. It has a coarse texture that can be made more pronounced with a dark stain, or lessened with a lighter stain. It's very durable and doesn't expand with humidity as much as other woods.
White Oak Rift Cut
The white oak is more durable, less porous, finer textured, has better color than red oak; it is considered better for furniture and cabinet work.
Pine is a soft wood that is relatively cheap and easily available. Normally has a pale yellow/white color and it can be very knotty to totally clear.
Alder is a wood that has just recently come into favor as cabinet material. It has very little grain, is very pale, and accepts stains easily, so it can be colored any shade you'd like. This peach-colored wood is often substituted for cherry, with a similar tight, even grain, though it is somewhat lighter in appearance.
Hickory wood is a very hard wood. The patterns create a wonderful warm color variation which adds not only warmth but style to any kitchen. This type of wood is used mostly to make kitchen cabinets as well as furniture because of its resilience and endurance.
Brown maple has the same characteristic as regular maple. The only difference is in the color and grain pattern. We normally use brown maple/MDF for painted products.
Maple is the number one choice for kitchen cabinets presently. It is known for its sheer adaptability. It has a smooth, fine grain that accepts color well, so it can blend right in with your kitchen, no matter what the style.
Cherry wood has been used in upscale kitchens for decades. It has a very smooth, uniform grain and looks very elegant. It can be stained many shades, but the most common is a deep brown-red. The word cherry comes with reason because it does turn redder over time especially when it is exposed to direct sunlight.
Golden to reddish brown, with extremely tight and straight fine vertical grain lines developing when the wood is quarter sliced.
Beech characteristics are hardness, greater strength, good shock resistance, and conspicuous wood rays with tiny and virtually invisible wood pores. Rays are slightly enlarged and will show up as flake when quarter sliced.
Heartwood varies from dark tan to deep chocolate depending on amount of exposure to air prior to drying. Grain varies from very straight to interlocked which produces pronounced figure that may or may not be desirable. Pin knots with small dark centers may be prevalent.
Echo Wood engineered veneer provides endless opportunities in creating the look of the most common, to the most exotic and rare species.
Echo Wood echoes nature's most desired species without impacting the sustainability of these great forests. The use of common wood fibre from well managed and plantation-grown forests provide an excellent renewable resource for the production of Echo Wood.
Melamine kitchens are becoming popular for contemporary style kitchens. Melamine is easy to clean and it gives a simple straight line look that is perfect for contemporary designs.
Foil styles range from traditional to the most contemporary. The core is made out of MDF so the design is almost endless.
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