Wood Species

Covered Bridge Cabinetry uses the finest grades of North American hardwoods to manufacture doors, drawer fronts, face frames and internal components. The utmost care is taken to grade material according to each customers selection and finish specifications. Door insert panels and drawer front insert panels use random staves. Machined areas will have minimal amounts of natural characteristics typical for the wood species ordered. We offer a selection of four different grades of each wood species to fit your specific design needs and budget.

Red Oak

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Natural Red Oak is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in color of white, yellow and pink. Red Oak is sometimes streaked with green, yellow and black mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots are common in this species and wood grade.
Select Red Oak natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Red Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Red Oak species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Red Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Pin Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

Maple

Natural

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Natural Hard Maple is a strong, close-grained wood that is predominantly off-white in color, although it also contains light hues of yellow-brown and pink. Hard Maple occasionally contains light tan or small dark mineral streaks.
Select Hard Maple natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Hard Maple allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Hard Maple species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Hard Maple allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

Cherry

Natural

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Natural Cherry is an elegant, multi-colored hardwood, which may contain small knots, pinholes and pitch pockets. Natural or light stains accent these color variations making a distinctive statement in a full kitchen. Cherry wood will darken or “mellow” with age. This mellowing is a natural occurrence and the benefit of owning a Cherry kitchen.
Select Cherry natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Cherry allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood, Pitch and Knots are common. Color ranges from deep red, brown and white tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Cherry species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Cherry allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood and Pitch are common. Color ranges from deep red, brown and white tones. Pitch pockets are part of this wood grade and it is strongly recommended that you order a sample prior to placing your order. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

Alder

Natural

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Natural Alder is a medium density hardwood with a fine, moderate grain pattern. The predominant heartwood varies in color from medium or dark brown to reddish brown. Pin knots and Pin Knot clusters are common in this species and wood grade.
Select Alder natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Alder allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from deep red, brown and gray tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Alder species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Alder allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood and Closed Knots are common. Color ranges from deep red, brown and gray tones. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade, stiles and rails may be of glued up staves.

Hickory

Natural

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Natural Hickory is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in color of white, yellow and brown. Hickory is sometimes streaked with green, yellow and black mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots are found in this species and wood grade.
Select Hickory natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Hickory allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Hickory species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Hickory allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Closed Knots are common. Color ranges from white, gray, brown and black tones. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

White Oak

Natural

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Natural White Oak is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in color of whitish brown to grayish brown. Natural White Oak can contain mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots can be common in this species and wood grade.
Select White Oak natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic White Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from whitish brown to grayish brown. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic White Oak species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint White Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Closed Knots are common. Color ranges from whitish brown to grayish brown. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

Walnut

Natural

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Natural Walnut is an elegant, multi-colored hardwood, which may contain small knots and pinholes. Natural or light stains accent these color variations making a distinctive statement in a full kitchen.
Select Walnut natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes.
Rustic Walnut allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Color ranges from whitish brown to grayish brown and black. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Walnut species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Walnut allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Closed Knots are common. Color ranges from whitish brown to grayish brown and black. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.

Poplar

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Natural Poplar (Paint Grade Hardwood) is a medium density hardwood with a fine, moderate grain pattern. The predominant sapwood color is white to creamy yellow, while the heartwood varies in color from green, medium or dark brown to reddish brown.
Select Poplar natural characteristics found within this grade will be scrutinized more closely than the natural wood species. This grade is strongly recommended for natural finishes. Select Poplar will have a mix of green and white colors which are predominant for this species…it is a “Select Mixed” grade.
Rustic Poplar allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood, Heart Wood and Open Knots are common. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Poplar species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.
Budget / Paint Poplar allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood, Heartwood, Pin Knots and Closed Knots are common. Color ranges from white to creamy yellow, green, medium to dark brown and reddish brown. Narrow staves may be used for this wood species and grade.