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wood types
Alder is a softer wood with a fine
Maple is a versatile hardwood
with a fine, smooth grain. It varies in
straight grain and even texture.
color from nearly white to a slightly
Color is light brown with yellow or
reddish tinge, with little difference
reddish brown. Mineral or sugar
streaks occur naturally in Maple
between heartwood and sapwood.
and can vary from piece to piece.
Alder does not evolve in color or
darken when exposed to light or heat
Variations will be more noticeable in
standard as other woods do, and takes stains
lighter stains.
and finishes well. More than some of
Shown here in Natural. Quarter Sawn Oak is milled at
the other woods, care must be taken
an angle of 60 to 90 degrees from
to avoid damage due to its softer
the grain, allowing rays and flecks to
nature. Some small tight knots can
become visible, giving the wood a
be found with standard Alder.
unique, often vintage, character and
Rustic Alder refers to the Rustic
version of this wood type. Rustic
Walnut is a strong, stable American
Alder is characterized by knots, burls
hardwood known for wide color
and mineral streaks found on center
variation. It ranges in color from
panels, stiles and rails of the door,
creamy white to a medium purplish
and on the drawer headers, which
brown. Walnut cabinetry will have
could impact hardware placement.
both flowing grain and straight grain.
Knots will be sound and will be
This combination is a treasured
closed, but certain angles could
characteristic of Walnut, and is
show light through the knots. Glazing
showcased when Walnut is finished
Rustic Alder will enhance these
in Natural. However, Walnut takes
unique characteristics.
Shown here in Natural. all available stains well. Walnut is
a favorite choice for furniture and
Cherry displays a distinctive
grain pattern and warm color. The
furniture grade cabinetry, such as
color ranges from nearly white to
StarMark Cabinetry.
dark reddish brown. Dark pockets, pin knots, and random streaks are common. More than most woods, Cherry will darken when exposed
to light, especially in light stains.
The more sun Cherry receives, the faster it will darken. This will be most evident in new wood and will slow as it ages.
rustic ALDER
Shown here in Natural.
Shown here in Natural.
Shown here in Natural.
Shown here in Natural.

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