The appearance of wood determines its “grade”. All grades are equally strong and serviceable, but each creates an entirely different look.
Select and Better – Select Wood is almost clear, and may contain natural characteristics such as small knots and color variations. This is often because of these natural features and the character they bring to the room.
Common Wood has more natural characteristics such as larger knots and color variations. Because of these natural features, it brings character to any room.
1 Common/Exclusive – Has a variegated appearance, light and dark colors, knots, flags, and “wormholes”.
2 Common/Traditional – Is rustic in appearance and emphasizes all wood characteristics of the species.