Wood Types

Custom Wood Products offers a large array of wood species.  This collection provides our customers everything they need to achieve their dream kitchens; look, style, feel and color


Maple

Maple

The value of Maple is its strength, wear resistance, and beauty. Maple is a wood that is evenly textured with a natural luster. While the grain is usually straight, it can also appear wavy or curly. Decorative growth patterns can be found in Maple such as, bird’s-eye, maple burl, leaf and fiddle back. These characteristics of maple add to its highly prized beauty and luster.


 Cherry

Cherry

Cherry’s classic, smooth grain finish, deep rich-red color, and stability make it an elegant choice for fine cabinetry. Strong, stiff and moderately hard, Cherry is exceptionally stable and unsurpassed in its finishing qualities. An occasional bird peck or gum spot will be found in some pieces which enhance Cherry’s distinct character. Unique in its photosensitivity, Cherry’s reddish color deepens with age to warm, dark brown hue.


Rustic Cherry

Rustic Cherry

For those customers looking for a natural, rustic look in their cabinetry, CWP offers a “Rustic Grade” material that may be used in most doors and drawer heads. This “Rustic Grade” material includes knots and other sound defects. The knots are of varying size, both sound and unsound defects, but not see through. The distinct elements of the wood, worm holes, and any other sound characteristics make this material rich in character. The material will not be matched for color and may have both sapwood and heartwood present in varying amounts.

“Rustic Grade” material is only available on doors and drawer heads, and will not be available on front frame, end panel material, or moldings, etc.


Red Oak

Red Oak

The value of oak lies in its strength, beauty and adaptability, making it ideal for cabinetry. It is hard and highly shock resistant with excellent matching characteristics and uniform coloration. Oak is a dense, open, hard-grained wood with varying vertical and arch patterns. Dark mineral streaks are common and enhance the attractive texture of Oak wood.


Hickory

Hickory

Hickory is a beautiful open grained wood. It is one of the most durable domestic hardwoods available. Hickory can exhibit extreme color variations and particularly appeals to people who love nature and a true wood look. Hickory can include bird pecks, burls, and mineral streaks. These indigenous qualities are not considered defects but actual actually appeal to the naturalist.


Alder

Alder

Alder is a soft hardwood with fine, straight grain and even texture. The color is uniform and ranges from light tan to honey colored, with no difference between heartwood and sapwood. Small clusters of minor knots are characteristic. Alder takes stains well and finishes beautifully.


Rustic Alder

Rustic Alder

For those customers looking for a natural, rustic look in their cabinetry, CWP offers a “Rustic Grade” material that may be used in most doors and drawer heads. This “Rustic Grade” material includes knots and other sound defects. The knots are of varying size, both sound and unsound defects, but not see through. The distinct elements of the wood, worm holes, and any other sound characteristics make this material rich in character. The material will not be matched for color and may have both sapwood and heartwood present in varying amounts.

“Rustic Grade” material is only available on doors and drawer heads, and will not be available on front frame, end panel material, or moldings, etc.


Lyptus

Lyptus

Lyptus is a beautiful hardwood that has received overwhelming praise among professionals for its workability, machining properties, density, finish ability, overall strength, sustainability and exotic appeal. It is an ideal hardwood for cabinetry, millwork, furniture and flooring. The grain is straight, even and coarse textured, with a slight pinkish hue. Lyptus trees are grown on plantations certified by Cerflor, Brazil’s national sustainable forestry certification, making it an excellent option for eco-minded customers. Lyptus wood offers excellent quality, remarkable beauty, and sustainability.


Knotty Pine

Knotty Pine

This evenly grained softwood ranges in color from vanilla to brown with a reddish hue. Distinctive knots, ranging in size, shape and color, are familiar feature of pine wood. These striking patterns give Knotty Pine a charming appearance. The density of pine wood varies from hard around the knots too soft in other areas. This variation in density can cause variation in finish absorption. Light distressing is included as standard on all knotty pine orders.


Paint Grade – MDF

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is comprised of resins and wood fibers. Because minimal dimension variations occur, the stability of MDF allow for routing and shaping. MDF will not be stained, but it is an ideal substrate for painted surfaces. A painted one-piece MDF door will have no visible seams that are characteristic of wood doors. Slight color variation that may occur between a painted wood surface and painted MDF surface is normal.


Walnut

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Walnut features both lighter sapwood with deeper heartwood. Colors offer a high contrast, ranging from creamy brown to a beautiful dark chocolate brown with rich purplish undertones. Black walnut is normally straight grained and is noted for its beautiful grain character, producing more figure variation than any other wood.