COMMON WOODS USED FOR MOLDING
We work with many types of wood. We will work with any wood you choose. Below are just a few examples of common woods used for molding.
Ash is a very strong wood, often used in baseball bats and tool handles. The butter color grain darkens beautifully with age turning a caramel color. This wood accepts stain well.
Poplar is the perfect hardwood for interior trim. It sands and pains well.
White Oak is a great choice for cabinetry because of its timeless beauty and color. This wood blends with many different designs styles. Quarter sawn White Oak shown here is often used in mission style and Arts and Crafts style homes and furniture.
Walnut is a warm dark brown with creamy highlights and is often used in furniture and floors. This wood is durable and resistant to dings and scratches. It is truly a timeless classic.
Yellow Pine is a soft wood and is usually painted but can be stained and finished in a variety of colors. Yellow Pine is strong and durable.
Cherry is well-known for its smooth grain and unique color that mellows and deepens as it ages
Maple is often used in butcher blocks. The creamy yellow color patinas beautifully. The wood paints and finishes well. Due to its tight grain structure, Maple can be polished to a high gloss.
Mahogany is one of the traditional furniture woods known for the straight, smooth, semi-open grain. Its many cross grain features create stunning displays of character when finished.
Red Oak is an excellent choice for cabinetry. This wood is often used in restaurants and high-traffic areas. It stains well and lasts forever.
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