Each panel will be selected for color and grain-matched per door. Some of
the natural characteristics of the wood will be considered acceptable on
the face of the door. each may have slight mineral streaks blended into
the wood and a few very small pin knots. The backsides will not be
selected for color nor grain-matched. Cherry may occasionally have gum
spots on the face and heartwood may be present on profiled edges or on the
backside of the door. Our hickory is a natural Hickory and will not be
selected for color. Soft Maple is not selected for color.
Each piece will be hand-selected to ensure superior color and grain match.
Very few of the natural wood characteristics allowed in the standard grade
will be present in the premium grade. Premium grade is recommended when
using a natural or very light stain. The backsides will not be selected
for color nor grain-matched. We will add 20% to the cost of the
un-finished sq ft price for premium grade wood
Paint Grade: This will be a random selection of
Hard Maple. Paint grade wood is not selected `for color nor
grain-matched. An MDF panel may be specified in place of a solid wood
panel, at no additional cost. All paint grade wood will be priced the same
as Soft Maple.
If we are
Painting the doors, we will quote with MDF center panels only. If you want
solid wood center panels, we will not guarantee against cracking in
Will have many variations such as mineral streaks, sapwood, heartwood and
some knots. Knots will be structurally sound, but could have slight voids
or cracks around them. Call for pricing and availability.
Note: Due to the properties of solid wood verses veneered material, it
should be noted that the 1/4" veneer core panel material used in our flat
panel doors will generally stain slightly darker than solid wood. If you
need a perfectly stain-matched flat panel door, we recommend you use a
solid wood reversed panel (P-204).