Rustic maple has the same qualities as regular maple. The only difference is that its color is inconsistent. Different parts of a board can be light brown, while other parts of the board can be a creamy white color. This means that rustic maple has more character in it than regular maple.
Rustic Hickory Kitchens
Rustic hickory, coming from the outer edge of hickory trees, is like regular hickory, however, it is more dramatic, meaning it has more knots, burls, extreme grain patterns, color ranges, and streaks of color. Glaze can enhance the characteristics of rustic hickory. When it is put on the wood, it settles into the knots and brings out the the grain. …
Rustic Alder Kitchens
Rustic alder has most of the same qualities as regular, or clear, alder, but it has different ranges in color and more character. It ranges from a pale red to a reddish brown. Heartwood, streaks, pin holes, and open knots give this type of alder more character than clear alder.
Quartersawn oak has some of the same qualities as regular oak, but it adds a few things. When oak is quartersawn cut, it exposes beautiful internal rays and flecks. These extra aspects, when made from certain types of oak, such as red and white oak, create almost a three dimensional look, making furniture pieces and cabinetry appear very dramatic. Quartersawn …
Paint Grade Kitchens
Maple can look creamy white to pale reddish brown, and it always has a silky shine to it. Smooth, it has a fine texture with an even grain. Hard maple can have curly or quilted patterns in the grain, but maple sapwood is the type of maple that is used in most furniture made out of the maple tree. Overall, …
Oak is a popular choice for kitchens. This wood has many characteristic patterns, such as flake figures, pin stripes, watery figures. It is very dust, stain, and scratch resistant.
Maple wood can be anywhere from a pale reddish brown to a creamy white. It takes both stains and paint well. This wood has a fine texture and even grain, however, it can have curly grain patterns.
Grown in the Eastern states of the U.S., hickory wood is known also known as pecan and is part of the walnut family. This wood is one of the heaviest, hardest, and strongest species of wood in the United States commercially. Hickory, or pecan, has a variation of light to dark wood, even on just one board. Regular hickory has …
Hickory Heart Kitchens
Hickory heartwood comes from the center of the Eastern American trees. It is just as durable as hickory and rustic hickory wood, but it is more consistent in color. Hickory heart also has no knots.
In America, cherry wood is the possibly the most prized furniture hardwood, and some of the highest valued antiques around the globe are made from cherry. Cherry, very decay resistant and durable, can be anywhere in between tan blond and deep brown. As it darkens naturally, it has blending hues of golden yellow to deep red. Cherry has a satiny, …
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