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Wood Species

Poplar has a smooth texture and fine grain that are ideal for a painted finish or darker stain. It is relatively light in weight with color variations from white and yellow to some gray and green. Red Oak and White Oak are chosen for their beautiful open grain patterns. Color variations are from reddish tan to medium brown. Oak stains beautifully and absorbs more stain in the open grain areas. Cherry has a smooth texture with beautiful rich colors and flowing grain patterns. The color variations may be from white to pink or brown. Cherry usually darkens with age and stains beautifully with most shades of stain. Birch is a strait-grained wood with good finishing characteristics. The colors can vary from creamy white to medium brown. Ash is an excellent finishing wood. It is a little lighter than Oak, straight grained and is nearly white in color. It can be finished in a full range of tones.

Select White Poplar has the same characteristics as standard poplar. Veneers and edge strips are specially selected to achieve an all-white appearance. White Oak, like Red Oak, is chosen for its beautiful open grain patterns. Color variations are from light grayish tan to medium brown. Oak stains beautifully and absorbs more stain in the grain areas. Hickory is a smooth hardwood with dramatic color and shade variations, from almost white to medium brown. Pin knots, bird pecks and mineral streaks make this exceptionally dense hardwood beautiful to stain if you want to enhance the natural color variations. Walnut is steamed to bring out the dark pigments of the wood. It has a smooth texture and the color variations, (before steaming) are from white to dark brown. Hard Maple has a smooth texture with uniform grain and light coloring. It is generally creamy in color and may have some mineral streaks. It is a heavy and dense hardwood that accepts light stains well and paints beautifully.

The Nature of Wood

From seedling to maturity, trees are affected by their surroundings. Soil and weather conditions create distinctive grain patterns, color variations and mineral streaks. Even harvested trees continue to respond to environmental stimuli, in the form of enhanced color, texture and grain variations. It is this variety that makes wood so naturally beautiful.

Because every hardwood door is the product of a living thing, each door is unique. Like people, every tree is an individual entity dependent upon and changed by its environment. That's why samples or photos of wood tones can't represent your door with complete accuracy.