Strong and tough, maple has a consistent grain to create a smooth, clean appearance. In this medium to hard wood, you will notice small, dark spots alongside fine lines and wavy or curly graining. Due to its lightness in colour, maple can be finished to look like more expensive woods like cherry.
Mostly a light coloured wood, the shades of birch vary from light yellow to cream; however, birch from the centre of the tree can appear reddish brown. The end result is a unique colour variation in the cabinet doors. This fine grained wood features a curly or wavy pattern and has a smooth, even textured surface that make it perfect for painting and staining. Lastly, birch is strong, resilient, and has a high resistance to abrasion.
Well known for its distinctive reddish-brown colour, cherry will mellow and deepen as it matures. Mineral streaks and pin knots are common characteristics that work well alongside cherry's curly graining. Since cherry is a top of the line hardwood, it commands an expensive price.