Archive for July, 2010

Walnut Cabinet Doors for Kitchens

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Walnut wood comes from the walnut tree (genus Juglans) in the family Juglandaceae.  Walnut trees are deciduous trees that grow from 30 to 140 feet tall.  Walnut wood is hard, dense and tight-grained.  It also polishes to a smooth, beautiful sheen.  Accordingly, it has earned a popular reputation in fine wood applications including gun stocks, stringed instruments, fine furniture and flooring.  In addition, the fruit of the tree, the walnut itself, is prized for culinary use by itself and as an ingredient in many dishes, particularly candies, cakes and cookies. 

Growing throughout temperate regions of North America, Asia and Europe, Walnut trees comprise about 21 different species.  Walnut trees are very economically valuable, making the wood sell at premium prices.  US Customized Finishes sells walnut cabinet doors, drawer fronts and moldings.  The grain of the walnut cabinet doors may have occasional burl and pin knots.  The doors are sanded smooth and are ready for finishing in your shop. 

US Customized also manufactures 1 piece MDF cabinet doors and 5 piece MDF cabinet doors in addition to unfinished wood cabinet doors.  Several thermofoil finishes are available including many woodgrain patterns that match with melamines from Panolam, DixieLam and Roseburg.