Rustic alder creates environments with authentic warmth and natural homey charm. Rustic alder has a cherry-like grain, and displays visible knots, mineral, and color variation in the door frame and solid center panel.
Cherry tends toward elegant warm tones, and also darkens considerably as it ages. Cherry has a fine grain that often exhibits swirls and a flowing, random pattern. Cherry's color varies from nearly white to dark reddish brown.
Hickory is a heavy, dense wood that displays vibrant grain patterns and wide variation in color. It is the outgoing extrovert of the hardwood family. Lighter stains make this natural variation the most evident, while darker stains tend to mute it.
Lyptus is an exotic hardwood that is sustainably grown on environmentally managed South American plantations. Similar in hardness to maple, lyptus has a richly variable coloration and grain that brings fine mahogany to mind.
Maple has a fine, uniform grain pattern, and tends toward lighter colorations. Like all woods, maple will darken with age, but to a lesser degree than cherry. Maple takes on a subtle mottled appearance when finished in the darker stains.
Red Oak is a time-honored favorite that has a prominent, distinctive grain character that may show tiny rays and flowing patterns. Red Oak tends toward warm tones, and is very hard with a high shock resistance.
Quartersawn White Oak uses the more difficult and costly quartersawing method to yield material with a distinctive grain pattern and superior stability. It's ideal for Mission-themed creations.