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Natural wood variation in color or texture or the appearance of the product after finishing are not warranted items.

Alder Beech Brazilian Cherry Cherry 
Beech Brazilian Cherry American Cherry
Alder is light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge.  The wood is fairly straight-grained with a uniform texture. It can be painted or stained to a good finish. When stained it blends with walnut, mahogany or cherry.  Beech is typically a pale cream color, sometimes with a pink or brown hue. Veneer tends to be slightly darker colored, as slicing the veneer usually requires the wood to be prepared with steam, which gives the wood a more golden tone. Heartwood varies from a light orangish brown to a darker reddish brown, sometimes with contrasting darker grayish brown streaks. Color tends darken upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a light grayish yellow, clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light.  The wood has a fine uniform, straight-grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. 
Hickory Mahogany-Sapele Hard Maple Soft Maple
Hickory Mahogany-Sapelle Hard Maple Soft Maple
The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with inconspicuous fine brown lines while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown. Both are coarse-textured and the grain is fine, usually straight but can be wavy or irregular.  The grain pattern welcomes a full range of medium-to-dark finishes and bleaching treatments The heartwood is a medium red to dark reddish-brown with
a purplish cast. The sapwood is whitish
or pale yellow.
Color tends to darken with age. 
Grain is interlocked,
and sometimes wavy, producing a narrow, uniform
roe figure when quartersawn. Fine uniform 
and good natural luster.
The sap wood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge. Heartwood is a darker reddish brown.  The wood has a close fine, uniform texture and is generally straight-grained but can be curly or quilted. Maple can be stained to an outstanding finish and polishes well. The sapwood is most often used, which ranges from creamy white
to reddish/gray. Heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Growth rings
not as distinctive & has more pith flecks than Hard Maple. Has fine
even texture with very straight grain but can be curly or quilted
Poplar Red Oak Walnut White Oak
Poplar Red Oak Walnut White Oak
The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained; has a comparatively uniform texture. A versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane, turn, glue and bore. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well. The sap wood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture. Red oak machines well and it can be stained to a good finish with a wide range of tones. The heartwood of walnut is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Sapwood is nearly white before steaming The wood develops a rich patina that grows more lustrous with age. The wood is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive decorative figure. This species produces a greater variety of figure types than any other.  The sap wood is light-colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. White oak machines well and it stains to a good finish. Can be stained to with a wide range of finish tones.

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