Wood Species
Different type of woods and their characteristics that we use in our cupboards.

Cherry

Description: A softer hardwood known for its fine furniture graining and for changing color over time from a pinkish tone to a warm reddish hue. It has excellent moisture resistance with minimal shrinkage and swelling. Cherry is also renowned for its rich color, and a warm atmosphere it lends to any interior.
Color: Cherry has cream colored sapwood which contrasts sharply with the reddish heartwood. In the heartwood the color can range from a pinkish red to darker red.
Color Change: Cherry undergoes an extreme degree of color change with darkening from a pale pink color when fresh milled to a dark reddish color when fully aged. This process occurs within a few weeks in direct sunlight and by oxidation. Out of sunlight the process occurs over a six to eight month period.



Red Oak

Description: Red oak is reddish in color and is a dense wood that resists wear very well.
Color: Red Oak color variability from lighter tan tones with pinkish highlights to darker browns.
Color Change: Red Oak undergoes a medium degree of color change over time with a slight ambering of the pinkish tan brown color you get when freshly milled.


American Walnut

Description: The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks.
Color: Wide range of color variation from light to deep reddish brown.
Color Change: Color is reported to change from light pinkish-brown when freshly cut to a dark reddish shade, usually with a purplish cast, upon exposure.


African Mahogany

Description: African Mahogany is an exotic and imported hardwood. The heartwood varies from light to deep reddish-brown.
Color: Wide range of color variation from light to deep reddish brown(even in one plank).
Color Change: Color is reported to change from light pinkish-brown when freshly cut to a dark reddish shade, usually with a purplish cast, upon exposure.



White Oak

Description: White Oak is known for its strength and general durability. It is impermeable to moisture, and has been used for ship timber.
Color: White Oak has a medium high degree of color variability and ranges from light tan colors to medium tan colors with a grayish cast to medium brown colors.
Color Change: White Oak undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time.


Pink Beech

Description: Beech is a reddish brown hardwood with straight, fine close grain, and has a very even uniform appearance.
Color: Beech offers a medium range of color variability. In the drying process, Beech which is steamed yields a pink/orangey tan color.
Color Change: Beech undergoes a medium degree of color change with a slight muting of the orangey tan colors and an ambering in color over time.



Maple

Description: Fine and uniform texture, straight grain, and natural strength and stability. These qualities make hard maple a great choice for many applications.
Color: Cream to light reddish-brown.
Color Change: Maple undergoes a medium degree of color change, with slight ambering from a cream/white to a more golden cream color over time.


Kiaat

Description: Brown with irregular reddish streaks. The sapwood, which is rather wide, is oatmeal in color; the grain is straight to interlock, and the texture is medium.
Color Change: When cut it is brown and with exposure it becomes darker.



Rosewood

Description: Rosewood is a very unique wood with purplish brown to bright red coloring as well as prominent striping. Rosewood is highly sought after as a result of its unique beauty and incredible variations in tone.
Color: Rosewood’s rich red and infuse any room with warmth and distinction.
Color Change: When cut it will have a light red to pink color that will change dramatically when exposed.





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