DESIGN YOUR ROOM
Where It All Starts
Thomasville’s innovative thinking first starts with smart Material selection. Just as no two trees are alike, no two pieces of wood are the same, which results in unique variations of strength, versatility and appearance.
The warmth and texture of hardwood provides a natural contrast to stainless steel and glass accents found in most kitchens. In addition to grain, Material exhibits defining characteristics such as mineral deposits, knots and sap runs that also contribute to its beauty and are highlighted by stains and glazes.
Common Natural Characteristics
- Bird Pecks – Small marks in the grain pattern caused by pecking birds
- Burl – A swirl or twist in the grain of the wood that does not contain a knot
- Sound Knot – A knot solid across its face, which shows no sign of decay
- Unsound Knot – A circular area that once formed the base of a branch or twig
- Wormholes – Holes in the wood ranging in size to a maximum of 1/16”
- Sugar Tracks – Yellowish to dark brownish streaks that run throughout the wood
- Mineral Streaks – Streaks of colour ranging from olive to blackish-brown typically following grain pattern
- Gum Streaks – Mineral-like streaks of colour naturally occurring only in Cherry
- Heartwood – The mature, usually darker wood, extending from the sapwood to the center tissue
- Sapwood – Lighter coloured parts that grow from inside the bark to the heartwood