Wood Species

Natural Wood Characteristics

Wood is a product of nature. How wood looks and feels is affected by climate, soil nutrients, growing season, season of harvest, and the age at harvest. Wood contains natural imperfections, which add to its character and appeal. Every piece of wood—even from the same tree—is slightly different in color, texture, and grain. All woods and finishes should avoid long-term exposure to moisture.

Oak Wood


Oak is strong and ranges in color from light tan to deep reddish browns. Variations like mineral deposits, rays, checks and flecks are non-uniform and occur in adjacent pieces of wood.

Birch Wood


Ranging from creamy yellow to deep brown with moderate grain. Staining reveals variations like pin knots and streaks and typically darkens over time. A medium density wood that may accept nicks and bumps over time.

Cherry Wood


Red undertones with color that varies from white to deep brown. Matures to darker tones over time, meaning cabinets will be lighter at delivery. Has uniform texture, but sap pockets, pin knots, and streaks are all considered natural.

Princeton Concealed Hinge White Cabinets

Painted Finishes

Painted woods offer a classic and versatile design for your kitchen. Pairing complimentary colors is a great way to add style and depth to your kitchen.

Painted cabinets will require touchups on chips, marks, and residue from normal kitchen use. Over time, hairline cracks may appear around joints due to the natural expansion and contraction of wood. To reduce the need for these touchups, 6 Square Cabinets uses MDF (an engineered wood product) for the center panels of all painted doors.

Paint may have a slightly different tone between doors, drawer fronts, and face frames.

Please note: All veneer wood products react differently to the stain or paint process. Applied side panel material (veneer) does not have the same character traits as solid hardwood and may vary in color, graining, sheen and tone depths.

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