WOOD CHARACTERISTICS AND FINISHING
MAHOGANY is a hard, straight grained, pale to dark reddish-brown wood. It absorbs stains well for a rich deep finish.
RED OAK is a hard, wide wavy grained, light reddish to creamy-white wood. It absorbs stain well, and is one of the most poplar woods for cabinet doors.
BLACK WALNUT is a hard, straight wavy grained, rich dark brown to brownish-white wood. It stains and finishes well.
KNOTTY PINE has tight knots and is suitable for rustic style cabinetry. Filled or loose knots and blue stain is not acceptable.
KNOTTY ALDER has some color variation with up to 2” diameter open knots allowable. Filler is acceptable on back. No open knots allowed.
POPLAR is a soft hardwood with a pale yellowish to white color with some green and brown mineral. Not selected for color and is typically used as paint grade.