Kitchens by Foremost uses the finest grades of North American hardwoods to manufacture doors, drawer fronts, face frames and internal components. The utmost care is taken to grade material according to each customers selection and finish specifications. Door insert panels and drawer front insert panels use random staves. Machined areas will have minimal amounts of natural characteristics typical for the wood species ordered. We offer a selection of four different grades of each wood species to fit your specific design needs and budget.

KBF Species - Maple - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Maple - Rustic

Rustic

Maple

Natural Maple is a strong, close-grained wood that’s predominantly off-white in colour, although it also contains light hues of yellow-brown and pink. Hard Maple occasionally contains light tan or small dark mineral streaks.

Rustic Maple allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Hard Maple species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Cherry - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Cherry - Rustic

Rustic

Cherry

Natural Cherry is an elegant, multi-coloured hardwood, which may contain small knots, pinholes and pitch pockets. Natural or light stains accent these colour variations making a distinctive statement in a full kitchen. Cherry wood will darken or “mellow” with age. This mellowing is a natural occurrence and the benefit of owning a Cherry kitchen.

Rustic Cherry allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood, Pitch and Knots are common. Colour ranges from deep red, brown and white tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Cherry species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - White Oak - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - White Oak - Rustic

Rustic

White Oak

Natural White Oak is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in colour of whitish brown to greyish brown. Natural White Oak can contain mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots can be common in this species and wood grade.

Rustic White Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from whitish brown to greyish brown. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic White Oak species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Red Oak - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Red Oak - Rustic

Rustic

Red Oak

Natural Red Oak is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in colour of white, yellow and pink. Red Oak is sometimes streaked with green, yellow and black mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots are common in this species and wood grade.

Rustic Red Oak allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from white, gray, brown, red and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Red Oak species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Walnut - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Walnut - Rustic

Rustic

Walnut

Natural Walnut is an elegant, multi-coloured hardwood, which may contain small knots and pinholes. Natural or light stains accent these colour variations making a distinctive statement in a full kitchen.

Rustic Walnut allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from whitish brown to greyish brown and black. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Walnut species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Hickory - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Hickory - Rustic

Rustic

Hickory

Natural Hickory is a strong, open-grained wood that has a range in colour of white, yellow and brown. Hickory is sometimes streaked with green, yellow and black mineral deposits and may contain some wide grain. Pin Knots are found in this species and wood grade.

Rustic Hickory allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from white, grey, brown and black tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Hickory species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Alder - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Alder - Rustic

Rustic

Alder

Natural Alder is a medium density hardwood with a fine, moderate grain pattern. The predominant heartwood varies in colour from medium or dark brown to reddish brown. Pin knots and Pin Knot clusters are common in this species and wood grade.

Rustic Alder allows for many variations. Mineral, Heart Wood, Sap Wood and Knots are common. Colour ranges from deep red, brown and gray tones. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Alder species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.

KBF Species - Poplar - Natural

Natural

KBF Species - Poplar - Rustic

Rustic

Poplar

Natural Poplar is a medium density hardwood with a fine, moderate grain pattern. The predominant sapwood colour is white to creamy yellow, while the heartwood varies in colour from green, medium or dark brown to reddish brown.

Rustic Poplar allows for many variations. Mineral, Sap Wood, Heart Wood and Open Knots are common. Rustic characteristics are not allowed to be specified by the customer. Products made using the Rustic Poplar species will be of structurally sound construction. No visible light will be seen through knots.