Wood Species

Understanding Hardwoods:
 

Each hardwood specie has its own distinct grain, texture and color. This is what makes real wood beautiful. These variations are natural and are the acceptable condition of quality wood finishes.

 

At DyDo Designs, we're proud to produce top quality cabinets from real wood and real wood veneers. Part of the beauty of cabinets are the variations of the real wood we use. Normal color change and graining differences are to be expected.

European Beech

Whitish to reddish brown, straight-grained wood with small grey flecks and light mineral coloring and streaking. Beech is a strong wood with a density that is similar to maple. 

White Birch

Off white color, medium density, fine texture, straight grain. Similar but not as consistent in color as Maple, good base for solid color finishes, accepts stain unevenly; mottles. Not recommended for darker stains. 

 

Walnut

Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification. 

 

Alder

Reddish-brown to pale yellow wood with soft, straight grain, even texture, and a subtle figure. Alder will have small knots, under ¼” diameter, and backs of doors and drawer fronts. 

 

Cherry

Durable, moderately-strong hardwood with reddish-brown hue, straight grain, & fine texture. Cherry may have brown flecks, gum pockets, and pin holes. Cherry darkens with age and exposure to light. 

 

Maple

Hard Maple is a heavy, straight-grained wood with a fine texture. The sapwood is white and selected for its light color. Finishes very well. Some of the figured woods will show variable levels of penetration. 

 

Hickory/ Pecan

Pecan wood is enhanced by its fine-grained beauty, strength, and durability. Uses include paneling, cabinetry, furniture and veneer. 

 

Red Oak

Red oak is a straight-grained hardwood with a coarse texture and a pinkish-red hue. The texture of the wood varies according to the rate of growth. Knotty Oak is available upon request at no upcharge. 

 

Genuine Mahogany

Mahogany is fine to medium texture, with uniform to interlocking grain, ranging from straight to wavy or curly. Irregularities in the grain often produce highly attractive figures such as fiddleback or mottle. 

 

Knotty Pine

Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification. 

 

Red Birch

Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification. 

 

White Oak

Walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing strengths and low stiffness. It has a good steam-bending classification.