Cabinet Door Wood Species

At, we only use the best lumber available in the industry. We source our wood from well-known suppliers like Weyerhaeuser and Hardwoods Inc. so you can feel confident in the quality of your order. Our lumber is dried and milled to meet our high-quality standards and maintain our commitment to superior craftsmanship. When exploring the different wood species we have available, it’s important to keep in mind that the cabinet door wood types can vary in color, durability, and aesthetic. 


Here are some of the cabinet door wood types we have available:

Select Maple 

Select maple features a light and creamy color that's paler than other cabinet door wood species. This species typically has a wavy grain pattern and can easily be stained to match different wood types.

Select Ash

This wood species has a light to medium brown color, and the grain pattern is more prominent than other cabinet door wood types. Ash is strong and durable, making it more resistant to everyday wear and tear. It also absorbs stains and finishes relatively well so you can achieve an even finish.

White Birch

White birch has a lighter appearance and has an even grain pattern.

Select Alder 

Select alder has a reddish-brown hue and a warmer appearance. The grain pattern is even and sometimes features subtle knots or dark streaks.

Select Hickory

This wood species for cabinets is loved for its coarse grain pattern and stunning color range. Select hickory will typically have brown and reddish brown streaks and even grain lines throughout the wood.

Select Oak

Select oak has a lighter appearance with a pinkish hue. It also has a finer grain pattern. It is a more porous wood species that can easily take stains or finishes.

Knotty Alder 

Knotty alder features knots of different sizes and shapes. The colors can vary from dark brown to reddish brown.

Knotty Hickory

Knotty hickory has more streaks and knots than select hickory. The appearance can vary and is ideal for rustic, vintage, or traditional home aesthetics. 

Knotty Oak

This cabinet door wood species features knots, streaks, and patches. The colors vary, and the grain pattern has consistent irregularities. 

Clear Pine 

Clear pine has a paler appearance and doesn't have knots, streaks, or natural imperfections. The grain pattern features a fine texture and a smooth, even appearance.

Knotty Pine 

Knotty pine has the same pale appearance as clear pine but has prominent knots and light-colored streaks. 

Select Cherry

This cabinet door wood species has a curly grain pattern and a reddish-brown color. This specific wood type is known for getting darker with age and is a great choice for traditional aesthetics.

Knotty Maple 

Knotty maple is light in color and has a straight grain pattern. This cabinet door wood type can sometimes have a bird's eye or curly grain pattern.

Knotty Cherry

Knotty cherry has the same reddish-brown color that gets darker with age but features prominent knots, swirls, and streaks that provide more depth and dimension.

Paint Grade

Our paint-grade wood option is made out of poplar. It features a smooth, even surface that lacks knots and doesn't have a prominent grain pattern.

Medium-Density Fiberwood

Medium-density fiberwood typically exhibits a smooth surface with uniform grain patterns, often appearing in a light brown hue. It's composed of compressed wood fibers bonded with adhesive resins.

Quality Wood Species For Cabinet Doors

At, we only use the best wood species money can buy. The wood species sets the tone for the visual appeal of your cabinet doors. Each cabinet door wood type we choose to include has its own story and only comes from the best suppliers we know. 

Explore our selection of custom-made cabinet doors and drawer fronts today to find the perfect match for your next project.

What type of wood is best for cabinet doors?

Hickory and maple are both affordable, durable, and versatile. They can easily be stained in different colors to match your home's style, and are built to last at least 20-30 years in your kitchen or bathroom.

What is the best wood to use for built-in cabinets?

Oak and hickory are the most durable wood species for kitchen cabinets, making them ideal choices for high-traffic kitchens and living spaces.

How can I tell what type of wood my cabinets are made of?

Take a closer look at the unique grain pattern and look for knots, streaks, or other natural imperfections. 


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