Wood Species & Types
DS Woods Custom Cabinets uses a variety of different wood species, stains and
finishes. Below is a list of the most popular wood species/types used in cabinet
making. We want you to get the big picture! Instead of showing you a 3 x 5 patch
of wood, we have categorized the photos below by wood species, stain and finish.
We have several pieces in these photos that show a variety of different wood
species with different stains and finishes on them. When you find a wood or
grain pattern that you like and a stain or finish on another piece, we can put
those together for you!
Cherry is generally reddish in color with a straight fine grain and a smooth
texture. Cherry will darken over time.
Hickory is a hard wood that is light to deep brown, with a straight grain and
the occassional wavy or irregular pattern.
Rustic Hickory posesses the same characteristics as Hickory but has more mineral
deposits that cause darkened areas or spots.
Lyptus has warm deep red tones that are similar to cherry or mahogany. The grain
is straight and tight with a gentle swirling pattern.
Maple has a smooth texture, closed grain and is a light wood.
Red Oak has a pinking to reddish tinge, especially near the knots with a wide
Quartersawn White Oak
Allows the rays and flecks of the wood patterns to become visible.
Wide grain patterns, small knots, much character. White oak ranges in color from
light to brown.
Walnut has straight, tight prolific patterns. Color ranges from brown to
deep purplish brown.