STAINABLE DOORS

Choose from our broad selection of wood species, or custom order virtually any species. All our standard wood species are available FSC® certified which ensures responsible forestry.

Bamboo

Bamboo veneers and plywoods are made from slats cut from the colms, or stalk, of bamboo plants. The slats are dried, planed, and graded for use as surface or substrate material. The dried slats are then glued edge-to-edge to form a single-ply panel. Bamboo plywood is made from two or more sheets of laminate glued together in a hydraulic press.

Birch

Natural yellow birch hardwoods are chosen for their dramatic color variation and usually smooth grain. Grain varies from a creamy color to a medium brown. Characteristics such as shiny burl wood, grain variation, small pin knots and mineral stains may also be present. Although similar in texture, birch is not recommended as an alternative to maple. Birch is relatively light in weight, but hard and strong with excellent shock resistance.

Cherry

Cherry ranges in color from light to medium reddish-brown. Cherry has a smooth texture with a straight, fine grain pattern. Cherry may contain small dark gum spots which add interest to the grain. Cherry is especially sensitive to light and will darken and redden with exposure to light.

Clear Pine

Clear Pine is pale tan with hues of red and peach. Its grain is open and straight and it has a fine texture. Clear Pine may have some pin knots, but does not have as many knots as Knotty Pine. The species ambers (yellows) with time.

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir ranges in color from yellowish-tan to light brown. Douglas Fir has a straight grain pattern which may contain some waves or spirals. It has a medium to coarse texture.

Douglas Fir Wire-Brushed

Same characteristics as Douglas Fir. Wirebrushing removes soft areas from the surface of the wood, giving a raised appearance to the remaining (harder) wood. This treatment enhances the wood grain and gives a distinct dimensional quality to the surface.

Hickory

Hickory ranges in color from cream to pinkish-brown. Hickory has a slightly coarse texture with a straight to wavy grain pattern. Hickory is extremely tough and resilient.

Knotty Alder

Knotty Alder is moderately light and ranges in color from white to tan and can have a pinkish-brown tinge. Knotty Alder has a rugged, knotty appearance. Knots vary in size and distribution – from tight, closed knots to split, open knots.

Mahogany

Mahogany varies in color from light to medium dark reddish-brown. Mahogany has a medium texture with a straight to irregular grain pattern. Mahogany tends to lighten with age and exposure to sunlight.

Poplar

Poplar is light in color, but contains dramatic color variation and streaking. Poplar is smooth, but exhibits more grain texture than woods like Maple. Paint grade poplar is best suited for paint finishes.

Red Oak

Red Oak varies in color from reddish-tan to medium brown. It has prominent, open grain patterns ranging from tight and vertical to arched or “cathedral.” Red Oak lacks the patterning and figuring found in White Oak. Red Oak has a medium to coarse texture.

Red Oak Wire-Brushed

Same characteristics as Red Oak. Wirebrushing removes soft areas from the surface of the wood, giving a raised appearance to the remaining (harder) wood. This treatment enhances the wood grain and gives a distinct dimensional quality to the surface.

Select Alder

Select Alder is moderately light and ranges in color from white to tan and can have a pinkish-brown tinge. Its straight-grained pattern is similar to Cherry. Select Alder has a fine, uniform texture.

Walnut

Walnut is known for its distinctive color variation, from the nearly white sapwood to the heartwood that is deep, dark brown to purplish-black in color. It has a slightly coarse texture with mostly straight and open grain, but may have burls or waves. Walnut produces a greater variety of figure types than other species.

Wenge

Wenge is a tropical timber, very dark in color with a distinctive figure and a strong partridge wood pattern. The wood’s distinctive color is standardized as a “wenge” color in many systems.

White Maple

White Maple is near white in color with a trace of reddish-brown. It has a smooth texture with a straight to wavy grain pattern. White Maple may contain dark mineral streaks which are caused by mineral absorption from the soil.

Quarter Sawn White Oak

Quarter sawn White Oak is a dense hardwood that varies in color from light grayish-tan to brown. It is mostly straight-grained, but can also include medullary rays that run perpendicular to the grain (often referred to as ray fleck, fleck or figure). Ray fleck can occur randomly within a veneer and its prevalence and placement can vary dramatically both within a door and across doors within a house package.

White Oak Wire-Brushed

Same characteristics as White Oak. Wirebrushing removes soft areas from the surface of the wood, giving a raised appearance to the remaining (harder) wood. This treatment enhances the wood grain and gives a distinct dimensional quality to the surface.