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Cherry Miscellaneous

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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Birch Miscellaneous

Birch is colored white, making it a lighter colored wood. Its sapwood can be reddish brown or it can be a darker brown, still not very dark compared to other woods, with a hint of red to it. The grain of this light colored wood is straight with a fine texture, giving birch a uniform appearance. Its workability is really …

Alder Miscellaneous

Part of the birch family, alder is moderately light and it is more soft than other hardwoods. Alder is an ideal wood species for furniture and cabinetry because it has a consistent color, is stable, and accepts stains well. When cut, alder wood is white, however, it changes color as soon as it is exposed to air. Once exposed to …

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Rustic Maple Wall Units

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.

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Rustic Hickory Wall Units

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. …

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Rustic Alder Wall Units

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.

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Oak Wall Units

Oak wood can be white, yellow, or reddish brown. Sometimes it has green, yellow, or black mineral deposits streaked throughout it. Oak has a rough texture with a straight, open grain. Flake figures, pin stripes, fine lines, wavy grains, and watery figures are patterns that can be produced from the way the wood is sawn, either flat or quarter sawn. …

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Lyptus Wall Units

Lyptus is a very sustainable and durable wood. Its grain is straight and even, with a medium texture. The color of this beautiful wood ranges from light pink to red. It is a generally easy wood to work with. On top of that, it glues, stains, and finishes well. Lyptus wood is hard, heavy, and strong, but it is a …