Different woods are the palette of the furniture maker. They provide color and texture,
strength and beauty to handmade cabinetry.
Every wood has a distinctive grain structure. Woods such as white and red oak, ash and
walnut have “open-pores”. These woods have small holes in their surface that give the piece
a textural quality. When a stain is applied to this type of surface, the stain tends to collect
in the “open-pores” and appears darker than the rest of the piece. Tight grained woods
include maple, alder, and cherry. These woods are smooth to the touch and can take finish evenly.
Each material has its own characteristics and advantages please contact our representative
to help you choose which type will create the effect you desire. At Mona Cabinets we make sure that only