Reeb stocks a variety of wood species to match any home’s design. Staining a door brings a layer of beauty and sophistication to an area. Each species of wood has different characteristics, colors, and grain patterns which affect the stain application. To help understand which doors stain will and which are better painted, refer to the stainability icons.
Ponderosa Pine – Woodgrain
Ponderosa Pine is one of America’s most abundant tree species. It has straight, uniform grain with minimal amounts of reddish-brown heartwood. The sapwood has wide growth bands, which are honey-toned or straw-colored.
White Pine – RSP
White Pine is a straight grained wood with a fine uniformed texture. The heartwood is a creamy white, pale yellow or light brown while the sapwood is a creamy white.
Plantation Pine – RSP
Plantation Pine has a distinctive grain pattern with a pale cream color. It tends to be harder than other pine species and has fewer knots.
Knotty Pine – RSP
Knotty Pine has a rich display of knots that reflects the randomness and beauty of nature. The wood tends to be a honey-toned or straw color while the knots are generally reddish-brown
Fir – Simpson
Douglas Fir is a large, generally straight-grained tree characterized by exceptional natural strength, hardness and durability. The wood varies in color from yellowish tan to light, bright brown
Maple offers a very fine grain and a whitish color tinged with reddish brown.
Knotty Alder – Woodgrain
Knotty Alder is a medium density hardwood with an even grain appearance. The wood is normally light brown with hues of red or peach. Its softer nature makes it easy to machine and receptive to a variety of stains and finishes.
Oak – Simpson
Oak has a coarse texture and a straight, prominent grain. It accepts a broad range of stains and finishes