Hardwood Species

Knotty Alder – A light brown to red hardwood with a closed straight grain sometimes referred to as rustic alder. Knotty alder is often stained very dark to resemble cherry.


Select Alder- A light brown to red hardwood with a closed straight grain, which is sometime used as a substitute for cherry. Select alder is often stained very dark to resemble cherry

Ash -A white to pale yellow hardwood occasionally streaked with brown with an open straight grain. Best results are clear finish or a touch of brown. 

Birch - A light yellow to reddish-brown hardwood with a straight medium grain. Birch is best stained clear to light brown.

Cherry – A rich red to reddish-brown hardwood with a fine closed grain. Cherry is often stained very dark and will darken with age and on exposure to light

Hickory/Pecan - A dark brown to white hardwood with a mixed open grain. Staining can be difficult if the color variations are to be blended. 

Maple - A creamy white to light tan hardwood with a straight closed grain. Exotic versions include tiger maple and birds eye maple, which has a curly, wavy, or striped grain. Maple should be stained a light shade to bring out its natural beauty.


Oak - A rich golden to light reddish-brown hardwood with a straight open grain. Oak is often stained with a golden hue, which brings out its natural color. 

Poplar - A pale yellowish-brown hardwood often tinged with olive green, grain is straight and closed. Poplar is primarily used in paint grade applications.

Walnut - A light to dark chocolate brown hardwood with a mixed medium grain. Stain can range from clear to dark.

Pine- A white to pale yellow softwood with a straight medium grain. Stain can range from clear to dark.

Knotty Pine - A white to pale yellow softwood with a straight medium grain. Stain can range from clear to dark.Knotty Pine - A white to pale yellow softwood with a straight medium grain. Stain can range from clear to dark.

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