Archive for December, 2009

Mahogany Cabinet Doors

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Mahogany is a generic name for a variety of species of dark colored hardwoods.  The name “Mahogany” is a word of American Indian etymology and is used in the genus Swietenia mahagoni to refer to the varieties of mahogany wood.  Mahogany grows mostly in subtropical and tropical regions like Central America, the Carribean, the Phillipines and Indonesia. 

Mahogany is prized for its use in furniture.  It is a very durable, strong and carveable wood that resists rot, giving it wide utility in furniture, boatmaking and musical instruments.  Mahogany has very few knots, pockets and grain imperfections giving it a uniform grain and color for use in mahogany cabinet doors, although occasional knots and burls can be found.

Mahogany cabinet doors are rich in color and texture and can be used in kitchens, baths, closets or offices.  

US Customized Finishes produces solid wood cabinet doors, including a line of mahogany cabinet doors.  Moreover, US Customized also manufactures MDF cabinet doors with thermofoil finishes including the popular Mahogany Impressions. Mahogany Impressions thermofoil products can be purchased with matching melamine backs.

Pine Cabinet Doors are Beautiful and Functional

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Pine trees are emblems of the southern United States and loom large in the folklore of the region.  From the genus Pinus, pine trees are coniferous trees from the monotypic subfamily Pinoideae and generally comprise 115-125 species around the world.

Pines are one of the most widespread varieties of plants on the globe, making habitats in temperate, subtropical and tropical climates.  They are most prolific in the northern hemisphere, however, with the greatest range of species in California and Mexico.  Pines are evergreen plants, producing cones, resin and wood pulp that is very commercially important in many regions.  Because they grow in acidic soil and are so pervasive and renewable, pines are important and relatively cheap compared to other woods.

Pine produces a soft wood.  Pine cabinet doors are a very popular due to their cost, beauty and reputation.  US Customized Finishes produces knotty pine cabinet doors for sale for new cabinet installations, refacing and remodeling.  “Knotty” refers to the knots in the grain of the wood.  These knots give Knotty pine cabinet doors a rustic charm.

In addition to its knotty pine and other unfinished wood cabinet doors, US Customized Finishes also manufactures MDF doors with thermofoil wood grain finishes.