Natural Wood Characteristics
Every Species of wood has natural characteristics unique to the tree from which it came from. Natural graining, colour, and texture variations define the beauty of natural wood products. At AyA we strive to obtain the most consistent grain and colouration available for each species yet due to the uniqueness inherent in a wood product, AyA cannot be responsible for the natural variations that may characterize your cabinet selection.
Maple is a hard, tightly grained wood that can have colour variations from a pale white to a reddish tone. The finish that is chosen for maple can enhance the natural beauty of maple, or subtly reduce the variations through the use of stains.
Cherry is widely renown for its traditional majesty. A somewhat soft wood, cherry has a grain, enhanced with pithing which lends itself to the warmth of historical settings. The appearance of cherry can vary dramatically with the stain colour applied to it. Cherry is an ideal choice if a consistent dark colouration is required, or in it's natural state the reddish colours can be enhanced.
Oak has been the first choice in cabinet construction for a number of years due to the durability of this moisture resistant wood. Characterized by open graining, red oak has a natural range of colour from light to dark and mineral deposits within the grain increases it's natural beauty.
Please note that due to the limitations of the computer screen, the colours on the website are meant as representations only and that the actual finishes may vary from what is on the screen. Please visit our showroom to view sample colours.