Wood Species & Materials

Stained finishes enhance the natural characteristics of wood species by enriching natural graining and color variation. Stain colors range from light to dark tones.

Woodland’s unique Rustic offerings in Cherry, Alder, Maple, Walnut, Hickory and Oak are hand selected to have more pronounced variations of their natural characteristics. You’ll find greater color variation, more noticeable graining, and additional knots, mineral streaks, burls and pinholes.

Walnut

Walnut is a premium hardwood that has long been prized for its rich beauty, warmth and strength. The grain is generally straight and open, but sometimes has wavy or curly patterns. Color can vary from creamy white to light or chocolaty brown, occasionally with darker sapwood streaks. Walnut will “mellow” and lighten as it ages.

Cherry

Cherry is a rich, premium hardwood. Coloring can range from pinkish brown, white, green or yellow. Cherry typically has sapwood, pitch pockets, streaks and pin knots and will darken with age.

Alder

Alder is a hardwood that is lighter in weight and softer than other hardwoods. Alder has a fine, straight grain similar to Cherry and Maple with a uniform honey color. Some tight knots are typically present. Alder stains well across the full color spectrum.

Maple

Maple is a dense, straight-grained hardwood with uniform coloring. When stained, Maple can have a mottled appearance and small mineral streaks. Maple will age slightly over time.

Hickory

Hickory is a strong hardwood with dramatic color variations and grain patterns. Color can vary from white to deep brown in the same piece of lumber, evening out slightly over time. Hickory will have some knots, mineral streaking, pin holes and burls.

Hickory Stains

Hickory Glazes

Red Oak

Red Oak is known for its strength and stability and has a prominent open grain. Oak ranges in color from white to yellow to reddish brown. Small pin knots and minor mineral streaking are present. Graining may vary from closely knit to a sweeping arch pattern.

Quartersawn Red Oak

Quartersawn Red Oak (QSO) is achieved through the old fashioned method of cutting logs where the logs are first cut into four quarters and then cut on the diagonal from the center of the tree out towards the edges. This method is what gives QSO its distinctive straight line grain pattern. QSO will have medullary ray flecks. This fleck pattern may appear reflective and lighter than the surrounding grain after it’s stained.

Quartersawn Oak Wash Stains

Quartersawn Oak Stains

Thermo Structured Surface (TSS)

TSS is made to look like a textured surface with greater color uniformity, durability and easier maintenance. The wood grain surface, which is bonded to a engineered core, is less susceptible to humidity and warping. TSS cabinetry is an affordable option that lends itself well to modern kitchens and loft-style living.

High Gloss Acrylic

High Gloss Acrylic is characterized by its polished, high gloss surface with a striking depth of color. This material is superior in appearance to the thermofoil, solid color laminates, or high pressure laminates on the market today. Careful maintenance is required to keep the glossy finish. High Gloss Acrylic door styles are available with either coordinating PVC or stainless steel PVC edge band, and are bonded to an engineered core.

Eco Veneer

A sustainable alternative to natural wood, Eco Veneer is a composite veneer that binds wood fibers together and is dyed to mimic the look of natural wood — but with more consistent color and grain pattern. Some variation in grain pattern and color tone is to be expected. Available in both horizontal and vertical grain, the veneer is bonded to an engineered core and edge banded. 

Rift Cut Wood Veneer

Rift Cut Wood Veneer is cut from the log in a manner that produces a more straight grained pattern than the less expensive rotary method of producing wood veneer. Rift Cut door styles have wood veneer edge band and are available in both horizontal and vertical grain. Wood grain patterns and color tones are not bookmatched.