Wood Grades for Cabinet Doors

When choosing a wood for your cabinet doors there are several options. First you must decide on a species of wood and then you should understand that there are different grades available within each species. Selecting the proper grade will ensure you get the look that you are after at the most affordable cost.

Choosing the right wood grade can save you money because different grades of wood come at different price points. There is no need to "over purchase" and we can help you decide which wood grade is best for your project.

Select Grade:

Recommended for all light color finishes. Select provides an overall close color and grain match for the highest uniform look. Mineral streaks, burls, and pin knots are restricted and few in occurrence. All natural characteristics are controlled in terms of size and frequency. Burls and mineral may be no more than 1/8" wide by 3" long per occurrence. Pin knots must be smooth and no greater than 1/8" in average diameter. Smooth knots are acceptable. Unnatural stains, streaks and spots are not acceptable.

Regular Grade:

Recommended for medium to darker finishes. Regular allows a broader range in color and grain pattern variations. Regular grade allows for more natural variations and characteristics found in woods. All natural characteristics of the wood species are acceptable as long as the overall appearance blends together.

Paint Grade:

Recommended for solid color painting. It is blend of close-grained wood of any hardwood species and is non-select for color and grain pattern which may vary considerably. Center panels can be made from machined MDF or solid panel layup depending on yields and material available. Wood grades apply to the face side of the product only.

Customer's Own Lumber

We are able to produce any style door using customer’s own lumber. Submit a door list and we will quote the prices for labor and the amount of lumber required.

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