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Wood Specialties, Inc.
"Your cabinetry specialist for design, service, and value!"
Custom Cabinetry
Architectural Millwork & Casework
964 E. 1100 North Rd.          Bement, IL 61930          phone:  217.678.8420          fax:  217.678.8052
Wood Species
The wood species that you choose plays a big factor in making your custom cabinetry
your own.  Wood Specialties, Inc. offers a variety of high quality wood species.  Each
wood species possesses it's own extraordinary grain patterns and color.  The wood
species shown represent the most common used species in our cabinetry.  If you are
interested in a species not shown let us know.  We can special order other species to
get the look that you want.
Normally whitish or
creamy in color, Maple
looks clean and radiant
in a light stain.  Maple is
a strong and durable
hardwood and tends to
be evenly and closely
grained.  It's perfect for
a contemporary feel.  
Maple may have mineral
streaks or dark areas.
Red Oak
Extremely strong, ever
popular and always
reliable, Red Oak's
handsome, open-grained
wood has varying patterns
as well as colors - ranging
from warm, soft browns
and pinks to near-white.  
The variety of grains
allows for a pleasant color
gradation when a stain is
A heavyweight contender
for your kitchen, hickory
is famous for it's extreme
strength, flexibility, and
shock resistance.
Hickory exhibits wide
variations in colors
ranging from white to
chocolate, and provides
an alternative to Oak for
those that prefer an
open-grained wood.
Alder is characterized by
it's straight grain and
even texture. It's
reddish-brown color
often looks similar to
cherry.  Alder takes
darker stains well, giving
a rich and warm finish.
Boasting a rich, natural
reddish-brown tone, Cherry
evokes elegance.  This solid
hardwood is known for it's fine,
tight grain patterns.  When
machined and sanded, it's
shiny and smooth.  It takes
stain well, and darkens over
time with exposure to light.  
Cherry may have mineral
streaks and pin burls, and will
darken noticeably with age.  
Sapwood may appear in
profiled areas