WOOD TYPES

M & M Cabinets has access to a wide range of domestic hardwoods, as well as exotic and environmentally responsible wood products. We have a long standing relationship with a number of very good suppliers, so we can get the best materials at competitive prices.

We always have a large inventory of wood stock within our facility. This often helps us with reducing project lead times and meeting client's tight schedules.

NOTE: Actual colors will vary as seen on computer monitors and displays, use this web page as a rough idea of the actual color only. Please visit our showroom to view the samples in person.

 
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BIRCH

Application - Favorite wood for furniture, fixtures, and cabinets

Grains - Often with swirl grain, and a uniform hard texture

Misc. - Matching plywood and moldings avaliable

RED BIRCH

Application - Favorite wood for furniture, fixtures, and cabinets

Grains - Often with swirl grain, and a uniform hard texture

Misc. - Reddish color, and matching plywood and moldings available

CHERRY

Application - Ideal for fine furniture and casework, also one of the most beautiful hardwoods

Grains - Beautiful character with uniform texture

Misc. - Takes a fine finish, and matching plywood avaliable

MAPLE

Application - Used widely in fine furniture

Grains - Slightly figures, close grained, and uniform texture with some bird eyes and curly available

Misc. - Often used for cabinet interiors and laminated countertops

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WALNUT

Application - Popular hardwood for furniture

Grains - Beautiful figures with uniform texture

Misc. - Excellent for carvings and/or lathe work and improves with age

CLEAR ALDER

Application - Used widely in fine furniture as well as furniture frames

Grains - Close grain and uniform texture

Misc. - Moderately light weight and low in shrinkage

KNOTTY ALDER

Application - Used widely in fine furniture and furniture frames

Grains - Close knotty grain

Misc. - Moderately light weight and low in shrinkage

POPLAR

Application - Very stable, excellent for painting, and good for carving

Grains - Close grain with a medium to soft texture

Misc. - Machines and works well

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MAHOGANY

Application - World's premier wood for cabinetry

Grains - Fine to medium texture with uniform interlocking grain

Misc. - Also used for decorative veneer, high end instruments, boat trimmings, and carvings

LACEWOOD

Application - Premium wood mainly from Australia

Grains - Unique straight grain with medium to large rays

Misc. - Also used to decorate veneer

ZEBRA

Application - Truly an exotic wood used in premium cabinetry

Grains - Distinctive zebra-like grain with light and dark stripes

Misc. - Also used for veneer and inlay

WENGE

Application - Special native African wood

Grains - Coarse texture grain with black veins

Misc. - Beautiful grain and interesting color, often used in sculptures