Lyptus Premium Hardwood for
lighter colored Custom Cabinets - Lyptus
is a premium grade hardwood that is a result of careful cross breeding
of specific hybrids (mother trees) of Eucalyptus species chosen
for both color and strength.
It is an Eco-Friendly decorative Brazilian plantation tree. Tree
plantations help reduce the pressure on the Amazon and African forests
for wood use. Lyptus is an excellent alternative to using woods
almost threatened to extinction. Lyptus is grown as a sustainable
and renewal wood source and is cultivated for optimum growth and
quality making this an ideal wood for use in both furniture and
flooring. It is a clear faced wood without knots, holes, or gum
A premium-grade hardwood, Lyptus® is grown in South America
on highly productive plantations, interspersed with reintroduced
indigenous trees to preserve native ecosystems. Wood is produced
using proprietary technology and sustainable forestry practices.
Thus, Lyptus customers can feel good about using this premium-quality
hardwood, and also be assured of continuous supplies throughout
the foreseeable future.
|Jatoba Premium Hardwood
- Brazilian Cherry for richly colored Custom Cabinets - Jatoba
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Brazilian Cherry is a South American Tree with an open grain similar
to Oak, but twice as hard and strong with shock resistant qualities
similar to ask and hickory. This is considered by the Forest Stewardship
Council to be an Eco Timber. This wood usually has dark brown or black
streaks that contrasts with a background color ranging from dark orange
to reddish brown and has an overall golden luster. Because of the
natural characteristics of this tree, it is naturally resistant to
decay processes. Once a finish has been applied, you can see the fine
grain that appears. This is a wonderful wood for furniture and cabinets.
||Butternut - Butternut
is also known as White Walnut. Lighter in weight than walnut, the
tan to brown wood will take a finish well. This an interesting wood
for furniture cabinets because of its soft texture and color.
|Oak - Oak has intense and predominant
grain patterns with color and value (lightness or darkness) variations
that are noticeable, particularly in natural finishes. Colors can
range from reds to grays. Oak is one of the strongest, and still remains
one of the most popular hardwoods used for cabinets.
|African Sapele - Sapele
or otherwise known as African Mahogany is a reddish-brown wood that
in many ways is very similar to Mahogany. A remarkable feature this
wood is that the grain is interlocked and changes in its general direction,
which occur at frequent, though irregular intervals. When separated
with a radial cut, this peculiar grain arrangement shows clearly as
alternating light and dark stripes. The main points that differ from
regular mahoganies are the wood's greater hardness and weight, and
its cedar-like smell. The distinct pores are clustered rather than
being evenly spread through the wood.
||Alder - another eco-friendly wood -
Alder is a hardwood that grows in the northern hemisphere. It is straight
grained, fine textured, moderately heavy, and is very shock resistant.
This wood stains and polishes well and is often stained to match other
cabinet woods. The color depends on whether it is black, gray, or
red alder. Common alder is usually orange brown in color.
|Spanish Cedar - Spanish cedar, which
is not really a cedar at all, is known for its distinctive fragrance,
(thus, its use lining humidors, cigar boxes and cigar wrappers), but
it is an excellent choice for high-end cabinetry and furniture. Generally,
the colors vary depending on the origin and soil conditions and can
range from pinkish to red. red-brown or a red-purple tone. The wood
is usually straight grained and has a fine and uniform texture.
||Cherry - Cherry is a smooth, evenly
grained strong hardwood known for its warm and rich look. Heartwood
can range from a deep red to reddish-brown in color. Natural cherry
can have areas that are yellowish, green or gray. Variations in color
should be expected in cherry cabinets. Cherry will darken significantly
with age and the color variations will become more pronounced. It
commonly has pinholes and pitch pockets, similar to the mineral streaks
|Philippine Mahogany - The heartwood
of Philippine Mahogany is straw, light brown, or reddish brown in
color, turning slightly darker upon exposure and the grain is typically
interlocked with a medium and even texture.
||Red Birch - Birch is a strong, durable,
closed grained wood with a very even texture. In a natural finish
the grain patterns allow for an iridescent appearance. This wood doesn't
darken dramatically as it is exposed to sunlight.