Our Wood Specifications 

Note: Depending on availability, there are many other wood species that can be special ordered, such as reclaimed heart pine, reclaimed cypress, sinker cypress, and others. These non stock species are special quote only and will require longer lead times for production.

Alder
is a soft grain, pinkish-brown wood. A member of the birch family, Alder stains well and has a moderate blend of color tones. Alder is not color selected, and it can be finished to look similar to cherry or mahogany. It does, however, contain some pin knots and can blotch if the stain is not applied correctly.
Rustic Alder
is similar to alder, but contains naturally-occurring solid and open knots that vary in number and size from door to door.
Ash
is a hard, wavy grained, light-brown to tannish white wood. Ash naturally has variation in color tones but can be color selected to achieve a closer color match.
Sapele
is a reddish-brown, African wood that in many ways is similar to mahogany, making it an excellent alternative to genuine mahogany.
Red Grandis
is a South American wood similar in grain and weight to genuine mahogany, but it is paler in color.
African Mohogany
is a brownish wood with light tan streaks throughout. Ribboning is a common characteristic with grain patterns. Its density is similar to genuine mahogany.
Basswood
is a soft grained, creamy off white wood. Basswood absorbs stain well but may be blotchy if not applied correctly.
Beech
is a hard, straight grained, slightly pinkish wood. It has consistent color tones that give the wood a uniform appearance.
Cherry
is a hard, tight grained, reddish-brown wood with some variation in color tone. Certain naturally-occurring effects, like some gum and sap pockets, are not considered defects.
Cypress
is a soft, wide grained wood with color tones ranging from creamy yellow, to orange, to brown. Cypress easily absorbs stain but is less stable than other woods. Because of this volatility, our cypress doors carry no warranty.
Knotty Cypress
is the same as yellow cypress but with more color variation and solid knots. The number and size of knots will vary from door to door. Also yellow cypress, it is less stable than other woods.
Knotty White Pine
is a soft grained light creamy wood with a yellow and brown color tone and solid knots that vary in number and size from door to door. It is also less stable than other woods.
Rustic Hickory
is the same as hickory but with solid and open knots. The number and size of the knots will vary from door to door.
Soft Maple
is a hard, soft grained wood with color tones ranging from creamy white to soft brown. Soft maple is not a color selected wood and absorbs stain with difficulty.
Hickory
is a hard, tight grained, creamy to brown wood. It does not absorb stain well and will have a wide range of color in each door, and is consequently not color selected.
Soft Maple w/MDF Panel
has a soft maple frame with an MDF center panel. Also available with poplar rails and stiles.
Poplar
is a soft grained wood with color tones that range from creamy white to brown, with greens and black. It absorbs stain with ease and is not a color selected wood.
Northern Red Oak
is a hard, wide grained wood with color tones ranging from light to deep red. Red oak absorbs stain easily and can be color selected.
White Oak
is a hard, wide grained wood with tannish to brown color tones. White oak stains and finishes well, and is not a color selected wood.
Walnut
is a hard, tight grained wood with dark brown to slightly lighter brown color. Its color also has touches of sap. Walnut stains well.
Southern Yellow Pine
is a wide grained wood with a yellow color that easily absorbs stain, but is less stable than other woods. Consequently, southern yellow pine doors carry no warranty.
MDF
(Medium Density Fiberboard) is a highly popular natural wood alternative that consists of finely ground wood materials mixed with a high bon resin glue. MDF should only be painted, and not stained.
Medex
is a moisture resistant form of MDF that is good for use in covered outdoor areas.
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