Custom Kitchen Remodel

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

Rustic Hickory posesses the same characteristics as Hickory but has more mineral deposits that cause darkened areas or spots.


Maple has a smooth texture, closed grain and is a light wood.

Red Oak

Red Oak has a pinking to reddish tinge, especially near the knots with a wide grain pattern.

Quartersawn White Oak

Allows the rays and flecks of the wood patterns to become visible.

White Oak

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.

Areas Served

DS Woods Custom Cabinets is located about 20 miles south of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and about 25 miles west of Van Wert, Ohio. You are welcome to visit our workshop, to view sample wood finishes, countertop samples, cabinet hardware and embellishments. Please call us at 260-692-6565 to make an appointment and for exact directions from your location.

Northeast Indiana

Allen County
Ft. Wayne

Adams County
Decatur, 46733
Monroe, 46772
Berne, 46711
Geneva, 46714

Wells County
Tocsin, 46740
Ossian, 46777
Bluffton, 46782

Northwest Ohio

Mercer County
Rockford, 45882
Celina, 45822
Mendon, 45862
Coldwater, 45828
St. Henry, 45883
Ft. Recovery, 45846
Chickasaw, 45826

Paulding County
Payne, 45880
Antwerp, 45813
Paulding, 45879
Grover Hill, 45849
Haviland, 45851
Latty, 45855
Cecil, 45821
Melrose, 45861
Oakwood, 45873

Van Wert County
Delphos, 45833
Middle Point, 45863
Scott, 45866
Venedocia, 45894
Elgin, 45838
Willshire, 45898
Wren, 45899
Van Wert, 45891
Convoy, 45832
Ohio City, 45874