Species

Cherry

Heartwood varies from rich red to reddish brown while the sapwood is creamy white. It is medium weight, moderately hard, stiff and strong.  Some figured, small gum pockets a brown pith flecks are normal markings.  It has a grain that is more subtle than some other hardwoods.  The fine grained wood has a smooth texture and shiny feel which darkens over time on its own.

Eastern White Pine

Is very soft in texture, light weight, and light in colour. It is pale yellow to a light cream in color. It machines and glues very well. The natural grain and colour shades, give each piece its own unique personality, ensuring that no two pieces look alike. Because it’s a soft wood, it will dent and scratch easily. It’s soft and porous character is not receptive to darker stain colours.

Hard Maple

Is hard, heavy and strong with a typically closed, straight grain and uniform texture.  The sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown.  The amount of darker brown heartwood can vary significantly according to growing region.  Both sapwood and heartwood can contain pith fleck.  Hard maple has good machinability but will tear out with dull tooling.  This hardwood finishes very well.

Red Oak

Is the most common hardwood in North America.  The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown.   It is hard, open grained, heavy, tough and strong.  Due to its porous nature it will soak up stain but also gives a wide variety of finish effects.

Soft Maple

Is very similar in most respects to hard maple.  It is moderately hard and strong and usually straight-grained.   The name “soft maple” is misleading as it is a hardwood.  This hardwood is often substituted for hard maple as it is easier to machine and takes a stain very well.

Walnut

Is a tough, fairly light weight hardwood of medium density.  The sapwood is white to cream colour and the heartwood is light brown to deep purple brown.  Although the grain is usually straight, it sometimes is wavy or curly.  It takes a stain or paint very well and develops a richer patina with age.

* Not all door styles are available in all wood species.
Other species may be available upon request for project orders. Contact office for details.

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