MDF: Product made from Lodge Pole Pine. Chipped, cooked and impregnated with resin then pressed into sheets. Suggested for all painted finishes.
Knotty Pine: Lightweight straight grain, heartwood is light tan with an occasional orange cast with white sapwood. Small to medium tight knots are acceptable.
Alder: A fine texture grain, light reddish brown in color with pattern similar to maple and cherry. Some pin burls are allowed to appear in the face of a door and drawer front. A great substitute for cherry when sap, color, and cost are an issue.
White Oak: Open grain wood that varies from whitish light brown sapwood to grayish dark brown heartwood. A certain amount of sapwood may be matched and blended into the face of a door or drawer front. Pecks, burls and pin burls are allowed in the face, but no mineral more than 1/8" wide and 3" in length per occurrence. Although somewhat drabber in color and less flashy in grain pattern, people often choose this specie to avoid the pinkish cast found in Red Oak.
Hickory: Open grain wood that is selected by those people who love nature and true wood look. The array of colors varies from a near white to a pale light brown to a deep dark brown and light red to dark red. Colors are arranged to blend a variety of light to dark colors in the same panel. Some pecks, burls and mineral streaks are allowed to appear in the face of a door or drawer front.
Ash: White Ash is taken from the sapwood of the Ash specie and can run as light as a pale yellowish white, but more commonly tends to be a white with a somewhat light brown cast. Any darker heartwood will be restricted to the machined areas and held to a minimum. Pin burls and mineral on the face of a door or drawer front will not exceed 1/16" wide and 1 1/2" in length per occurrence.
Walnut: A closed grain wood with an elegant appearance, commonly known as American Black Walnut. The heartwood is dark brown and sapwood is white. All sapwood is held to the backs of a door or drawer front and a very small amount in the machined areas. Pin burls may appear on the face, but mineral may not exceed 1/8" wide by 3" in length per occurrence.
Hard Maple: A strong and heavy wood with a usually straight grain and fine even texture. Harvested in cooler climates creates a light natural even color great for light finishes.
Paint Grade Maple: A closed grain wood that is creamy white with a reddish brown cast to the heartwood. Mineral streaks are often found, and are not considered defective. This specie is very hard and tight, therefor making it a candidate for a painted finish.
Soft Maple: The sapwood from the maple is used for this grade and no reddish brown heartwood is allowed in the face of a door or drawer front except a minimal amount in the machined areas. Mineral is held to a maximum of 1/16" in width and 1 1/2" in length per occurrence. Soft maple is not offered select as this specie inherently has a gray cast.
Cherry: Cherry will be selected for close color match of heartwood with little or no sapwood showing only in the machined areas. A minimal amount of pin burl or mineral may occur in the face of a door or drawer front, but should not exceed 1/16" in width and 1 1/2" in length per occurrence. Gum pockets are acceptable as they are not defects and add character to the specie. Alder should be substituted if sap, color, and cost are an issue.
Red Oak: Red Oak will be selected for close color match of heartwood with possibly a small amount of sapwood allowed in the machined areas. Some pin burl and mineral may be present, but no more than 1/8" wide by 3" in length per occurrence.
J & J Door Manufacturing, Inc. uses the very best Appalachian and northern hardwoods available. Although wood is much like fingerprints in the fact that no two pieces are exactly alike, we strive to supply you with the best selection of color. Color, grain, pin burl, and mineral are what give wood character and make it beautiful.
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