Wood MATERIALS GUIDE
A Guide for the Cabinet and Furniture Industries
Wood materials used in cabinets and furniture are products of nature and include numerous color hues, grain patterns and other natural characteristics. As a manufacturer of wood components, Quanex believes there is a crucial need to educate our company, customers, and consumers in regard to naturally occurring wood characteristics.
The following is a list of our most common species used. Other species are available. Please note: color variation within a species is influenced by many factors. Soil types, minerals, water levels, available sunlight, temperature and genetic composition all contribute to color variation, and grain variation, like color variation, is influenced by many factors. They include, but are not limited to, tree size, growth rate, climate changes, site conditions, genetics and bird, insect and fire damage.
Wood Characteristics Guide
Understanding of the color, grain and natural characteristics of wood.
- Color and Grain Characteristics
- Effects of Growth Rings
- Natural Characteristics
- The Effects of Minerals
- Drying Defects
- Technical Data
By working together, we hope to develop an industrywide appreciation and understanding of the color, grain and natural characteristics of wood.