Wood Type & Stains

"Characteristics of Wood Types"
The real beauty of wood comes from the true natural qualities of wood itself. Wood will vary in color from shades of white, red, brown and green to almost black. Grain variations of solid hardwood and veneers will vary slightly from wild to nearly straight in appearance. Solid wood panels naturally expand and contract with normal humidity changes due to interior heating and cooling. These characteristics are what makes wood beautiful and distinct in color.

The natural characteristics of wood described above in the "Characteristics of Wood Types", along with variations in grain patterns and color are not considered reasons for product replacement, nor as a defect in material or workmanship.

Please Note: Our available rustic wood species (alder, hickory, oak) will share many of the same characteristics of the clear versions of these wood species but may also contain one or more of the following :

Sound closed knots (not movable) up to 3" diameter; Sound knot with cracks up to approximately 1" in length; Knot cluster (cluster of tight sound knots); Worm holes/pin holes;Worm tracks in sizes up to approximately 1/8" wide by 8" long.
These characteristics are to be expected on cabinet doors only and are not considered a defect in the material and/or workmanship.

 

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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

 

Wood Type: Alder-Rustic Alder
Alder is a smooth hardwood with straight grain and an even texture. Its color can range from a light honey to a reddish-brown hue, similar to cherry. Alder will mellow in color (become a shade lighter) as it ages.

Alder Embers

 

Alder Cinnamon

 

Alder Harvest

 

Alder Wheat

 

Alder Auburn

 

Alder Nutmeg

 

Alder Pecan

 

Alder Natural

 

Alder Fawn  

 

Alder Espresso 

 

Alder Russet

 

Alder Truffle

 



Alder Driftwood



Alder Java

Alder Dusk

 



Alder Flint

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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

 

Wood Type: Cherry
Cherry is a smooth, even-grained hardwood. It is characterized by its red undertones, but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown. Cherry has a fairly uniform texture, revealing pin knots and curly graining. Over time the finish will darken. This is a sought-after quality in cherry cabinetry, and those who select it expect this evolution.

Cherry Embers

 

Cherry Cinnamon

 

Cherry Harvest

 

Cherry Wheat

 

Cherry Natural

 

Cherry Nutmeg

 

Cherry Pecan

 

Cherry Auburn

 

Cherry Fawn

 

Cherry Espresso

 

Cherry Russet

 

Cherry Truffle

 



Cherry Driftwood



Cherry Java

Cherry Dusk

 



Cherry Flint

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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

 

Wood Type: Hickory-Rustic Hickory
Hickory is a strong, heavy hardwood known for its distinctive and random graining patterns. There is a wide variety in color and streaking, ranging from white to dark brown, that can appear in a single door panel. These exaggerated characteristics are to be expected and are considered desirable in hickory cabinetry.

Hickory Wheat

 

Hickory Cinnamon

 

Hickory Harvest

 

Hickory Natural

 

Hickory Nutmeg

 

Hickory Pecan

 

Hickory Espresso

 



Hickory Auburn

Hickory Embers

 

Hickory Driftwood

 



Hickory Fawn


Hickory Russet


Hickory Dusk


Hickory Truffle


Hickory Flint
 
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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

 

Wood Type: Maple
Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is predominately white to creamy-white in color, with the occasional reddish-brown tones. Maple is characterized by its smooth, even grain pattern. Mineral streaks and tiny bird pecks are common and will appear darker when stained.

Maple Embers

 

Maple Cinnamon

 

Maple Harvest

 

Maple Natural

 

Maple Nutmeg

 

Maple Pecan

 

Maple Auburn

 

Maple Wheat

 

Maple Fawn

 

Maple Espresso

 

Maple Russet

 

Maple Truffle

 



Maple Driftwood



Maple Java

Maple Dusk

 

 

Maple Flint

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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

 

Wood Type: Oak-Rustic Oak
Oak is a very strong, open-grained hardwood that ranges in color from white to pink to reddish tones. Streaks of green, yellow and even black may appear due to mineral deposits. Oak is known for its prominent grain pattern and texture that varies from a tight, straight grain to a distinctive arched pattern.

Oak Harvest

 

Oak Cinnamon

 

Oak Wheat 

 

Oak Natural

 

Oak Nutmeg

 

Oak Pecan

 

Oak Auburn

 

Oak Embers

 



Oak Driftwood



Oak Dusk



Oak Russet



Oak Espresso



Oak Truffle
 

Oak Flint
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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

Glazes

 

Black Glaze on paint

 

Black Glaze on wood

 

Brown Glaze on paint

 

Brown Glaze on wood

 

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Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Glazes, or Paints

Paints

 

Divinity Paint

 

Onyx Paint

 

 Chai Paint

 

Cobblestone Paint

 

Mist Paint

 

Sand Paint

 

Smokey Taupe Paint

Thyme Paint

 




Alloy



Nautical
   


White Ice



Serenity

 

White Ice

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Stains:
All stains are designed exclusively for KDC Cabinets. These stains cover a wide spectrum of hues and tones. An in-house stain matching system is available to meet your needs for custom colors in a timely manner.
 

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