Maple-Hard - Rift Sawn (Straight Grain) - (Natural-Standard Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard - (Straight Grain)
Grade: Natural / Standard

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

This species can be compared to the Natural grade Hard Maple with the only difference being the way it is cut at the sawmill. Straight Grain is achieved by a cut that is midway between the plain and quarter sawn method. This cut gives each piece a thin pencil-line or combed look, otherwise known as a straight grain look.

Due to this sawing method, stave width rarely exceeds 4” and panels will likely be heavy to staves under 2½”. All components over 3½” in this Species/Grade are allowed to be edge glued.

To reduce the likelihood of a blotchy finish, we highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species. This grade is most desirable for medium to dark stain colors.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard-Birds Eye (Natural-Standard-Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard - Birds Eye
Grade: Natural / Standard

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

This is the recommended grade to select if you desire a product with the maximum amount of birds-eye in it, and if you are willing to accept some color variation. Our primary focus when matching this grade is to make sure that plenty of birds-eye is visible in the final product.

This species can be compared to our Maple-Hard-Natural / Standard grade, but with a somewhat greater color variation; including all colors of sapwood and possibly some heartwood, to achieve the birds-eye look.

We recommend a Natural/Clear Coat (no stain) when using this species so that the birds-eye doesn’t get masked over by the stain color. If a stain color is required, we highly recommend a light colored “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

Please note that any product requiring a thickness greater than ¾” will consist of two or more laminated layers.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard-Birds Eye (Natural-Standard-Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard - Birds Eye
Grade: Select / Premium

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

We have two main focuses when matching this grade. First we focus on delivering as much birds-eye in the final product as humanly possible, and secondly we focus on keeping color variation to a minimum.

This grade will have “noticeably fewer” birds-eyes than our Maple-Hard-Birds-Eye-Natural/Standard grade. Due to the lack of heartwood in this product, fewer birds-eyes are produced. This species can be compared to Maple-Hard-Select, but with a greater color variation due to carefully selecting sapwood with a variety of colors to achieve the birds-eye look.

We recommend a Natural/Clear Coat (no stain) when using this species so that the birds-eye doesn’t get masked over by the stain color. If a stain color is required, we highly recommend a light colored ““Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

Please note that any product requiring a thickness greater than ¾” will consist of two or more laminated layers.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard - Calico-Mixed - (Select-Premium Grade)-
Wood: Maple - Hard - Calico / Mixed
Grade: Select / Premium

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

Natural characteristics common within this species will be monitored under closer quality guidelines than our natural grade. This grade will allow a mixture of sap and heartwood blended throughout, creating a calico look. We highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

This grade is most desirable for Natural/Clear Coat (no stain) to light stain colors.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard - (Natural-Standard Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard
Grade: Natural / Standard

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft.

Natural characteristics common within this species are allowed, which results in a mixture of mostly sapwood with some heartwood allowed. A small percentage of mineral will be allowed on the face and in profiled areas.

We highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

This grade is most desirable for medium to dark stain colors.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Hard Maple Wood Species Sample Door
Wood: Maple - Hard - PS
Grade: Natural / Standard

Natural characteristics common within this species are allowed, which results in a mixture of sap and heartwood throughout the product. A small percentage of mineral will be allowed on the face and in profiled areas. We recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process when using this specie. This grade is most desirable for medium to dark stain colors. We recommend you order a sample to avoid confusion.  Veneer center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick and has an “A” grade face with a #1 back on an MDF core.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Hard Maple Wood Species
Wood: Maple - Hard - PS
Grade: Select / Premium

Natural characteristics common within this species will be monitored under closer quality guidelines than with our natural grade. This grade will be uniform in color and grain match and it will be lighter in color. We recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process when using this specie. This grade is highly recommended when using a natural to light stain color. We recommend ordering a sample to avoid confusion.  Veneer center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick and has an “A” grade face with a #1 back on an MDF core.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Hard Maple Wood Species Sample
Wood: Maple - Hard - RC
Grade: Natural / Standard

Natural characteristics common within this species are allowed, which results in a mixture of sap and heartwood throughout the product. A small percentage of mineral will be allowed on the face and in profiled areas. We recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process when using this specie. This grade is most desirable for medium to dark stain colors. We recommend you order a sample to avoid confusion.  Veneer center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick and has an “A” grade face with a #1 back on an MDF core.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple Wood Species Sample Door
Wood: Maple - Hard - RC
Grade: Select / Premium

Natural characteristics common within this species will be monitored under closer quality guidelines than with our natural grade. This grade will be uniform in color and grain match and it will be lighter in color. We recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process when using this specie. This grade is highly recommended when using a natural to light stain color. We recommend ordering a sample to avoid confusion.  Veneer center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick and has an “A” grade face with a #1 back on an MDF core.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard - (Rustic Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard
Grade: Rustic

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

This unique species will have many variations allowed. Mineral and knots are common. Color variations may range in the sapwood areas from white to grayish brown. This product may include both heartwood and sapwood. Knot size and the percentage of mineral and knots are not allowed to be specified by the customer. All materials, which may include some minor checking, will be structurally sound.

In an effort to utilize as many natural characteristics as possible and to improve yield, some knots may have voids and some “Canyon Knots” may be partially filled, but no visible light will show through. Occasional worm holes are allowed.

Knots are a characteristic of Rustic Grade, however, they are difficult to include on moldings less than 1 ½” wide because they substantially weaken the molding. When a molding is less than 1 ½” wide, WalzCraft will try to maintain a Rustic Grade look without the use of knots.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard-White - (Select-Premium Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard - White
Grade: Select / Premium

Weight: 2.750 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

Natural characteristics common within this species will be monitored under closer quality guidelines than with our Natural/Standard grade. This grade will be uniform in color throughout and will be grain matched, resulting in a more consistent grain pattern and a lighter color.

We highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Wood: Maple - Hard / Soft Mix - Hybrid / MDF
Grade: Paint

WalzCraft offers this “Hybrid” Species to allow customers the flexibility of choosing Maple-Mixed Species solid wood “Paint Grade” Stiles & Rails, and pairing them with an MDF Center Panel.

This “Hybrid” combination is recommended with the specific intent that it be painted.

Because there is minimal expansion or contraction in the MDF center panel, the likelihood of hairline cracks is minimized.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Paint Grade Maple Door Sample
Wood: Maple - Hard / Soft Mix - Hybrid / MDF
Grade: Paint

WalzCraft offers this “Hybrid” Species to allow customers the flexibility of choosing Maple-Mixed Species solid wood “Paint Grade” Stiles & Rails, and pairing them with an MDF Center Panel.

This “Hybrid” combination is recommended with the specific intent that it be painted.

Because there is minimal expansion or contraction in the MDF center panel, the likelihood of hairline cracks is minimized.

The MDF center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Budget Maple Wood Species Sample
Wood: Maple - Hard / Soft Mix - RC
Grade: Paint

Constructed of Hard Maple and Soft Maple, this “Price Point Product” may contain: sapwood, heartwood, pin knots and all other natural characteristics commonly found within this species.

This grade will not be color and grain matched, but will be structurally sound and should prove to be a good value for your dollar. Expect a large range of color throughout the entire order.

This grade is specifically intended for a painted finish.

WalzCraft prepares its Value/Budget/Paint Grade wood species with the intent that it be suitable for painting or staining. A minimal amount of checking is allowed. Occasionally, when painting, this checking does not expose itself until after the primer coat has been applied.

When ordered unfinished, if necessary, these small checks can easily be filled and sanded by the customer prior to applying the final coats of paint.

When staining, this grade is most suitable for dark colors.

Veneer center panel is approximately .220″ (5.6mm) thick and has an “A” grade face with a #1 back on an MDF core.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple-Hard-Soft-Mix - (Value-Budget-Paint Grade)
Wood: Maple - Hard / Soft Mix
Grade: Value / Budget / Paint

Weight: 2.584 Lb/Sq. Ft (Based on 3/4″ thickness)

WalzCraft manufactures its Value/Budget/Paint Grade wood species with the intent that it be suitable for staining or painting. A minimal amount of checking is allowed. Occasionally, when painting, this checking does not expose itself until after the primer coat has been applied.

When ordered unfinished, if necessary, these small checks can easily be filled and sanded by the customer prior to applying the final coats of paint.

Constructed of Hard Maple and Soft Maple this “Price Point Product” may contain: narrow staves, sapwood, heartwood, pin knots and all other natural characteristics commonly found in both species.

This grade will not be color and grain matched, but will be structurally sound and should prove to be a good value for your dollar. Expect a large range of color throughout the entire order.

This grade is an excellent choice for doors for apartment complex projects or other multi family housing units where economy and value are important.

Due to darker heartwood being present within this grade, some surface cracking may exist.

If staining, this grade is most desirable for a medium to dark stain color.  To reduce the likelihood of a blotchy finish, we highly recommend a “Spray No Wipe” stain process, not a Wiping stain process when using this species.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.

Maple - Prima Birds Eye - Architectural Grade - Reconstituted Veneer
Wood: Maple - Prima - Birds Eye
Grade: Reconstituted Veneer

TOP HALF - UNFINISHED

BOTTOM HALF - NATURAL / CLEAR COAT (NO STAIN)

Architectural Grade / Reconstituted / Composite Veneer is a wood veneer produced using a fast-growing tropical wood species, often times Obeche, along with Poplar, as well. The veneers are dyed and laid up to ‟mimic” the look of a particular species. The veneer sheets are made by laminating a block of veneer leaves together. The block is then sliced so that the edges of the laminated leaves become the “grain” of the composite veneer.

This veneer is relatively defect-free and has outstanding color and grain consistency from sheet to sheet.

This product is intended for a more contemporary look. If consistency in grain or color is important for individual doors and/or drawer fronts that will be installed directly above or below one another, we highly recommend utilizing WalzCraft’s Continuous Grain Option.

This Wood Species is most suitable for Natural/Clear Coat (no stain) and light stain colors.

Learn more about Reconstituted Veneers or view our Online Catalog Options & Specifications here.

Note: All Wood Species Samples are shown with a Natural / Clear Coat (No Stain) Finish and will look different when ordered unfinished.

Disclaimer for Color

Actual product color and detail may vary due to individual computer preferences and monitor settings. We highly recommend ordering an actual product sample of the species and stain color to eliminate any confusion. Please contact our Customer Support Team to place your order.