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Wood Grades

We Offer the Wood Grade Best Suited to Your Needs…

Selecting a wood grade is an integral part of achieving the look you desire from your preferred finish. Take note of how different grades handle various finishes.

Standard Grade

All of our standard grade wood is uniform in color (with the exception of Hickory) and is well suited for most light to medium-dark stain applications. Each door will be selected for uniform color and graining.

Premium Grade

Each piece will be hand-selected to ensure a superior color and grain match on the face of the doors. Very few natural wood characteristics allowed in the standard grade will be present on the face of the doors. Premium Grade is recommended when using a natural or very light sprayed on stain.

Rustic Grade

Only solid wood doors and drawer fronts can be made using Rustic Grade woods. Each Rustic Grade will have many variations allowed such as mineral streaks, sap and heartwood. Knots are common but will be structurally sound and may have slight voids or cracks around them. Rustic Alder will have larger cracks and knot holes allowed but they will not be greater than 1/4” in diameter.

Paint Grade

May have extreme color and grain variations with mineral streaks and heartwood allowed. Because solid wood will expand and contract, we strongly recommend that an MDF panel be used for painted finishes rather than solid wood to prevent cracking. We will automatically use an MDF panel whenever possible unless the order specifies a solid wood panel be used.

Value Grade

Developed for price-sensitive projects and is best suited for use with Medium to Dark finishes. Value Grade will have a mixture of sap and light heartwood blended throughout as well as natural mineral streaks may be present on the face and profiled areas.

Contact Us

Contact Valley Custom Door for all your cabinet door, refacing and drawer box product needs. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Please remember that all finishes shown on this site are representative and may not be an exact match to the finish on actual products. Other wood species, finishes and profiles are available in addition to those shown on the door or drawer front pictured.