Wood & Finish

Oak Finish

Mylen uses Red Oak found in the Eastern Regions of the United States. Oak is a hardwood that has a prominent straight, open grain with a coarse, uneven texture that ranges in colour from pink to green. Oak is sometimes streaked with black mineral deposits and may vary from a closely knit grain to a sweeping arched pattern. Oak is a porous wood which means that colours will vary from light to dark with variances being especially noticeable in natural and light finishes. Although darker stain will reflect less colour and grain variances, the texture of oak will always be apparent due to its porous nature. Oak is an excellent choice from individuals looking for a warm, timeless feel that blends well with most design styles.

Maple Finish

Maple can be a soft, medium or hardwood. Mylen uses mostly hard maple with its origins in the Eastern United States. Maple is a light wood in colour that occasionally contains mineral streaks with a light tan or reddish hue which darken with stain. Maple has a closed grain pattern that is less pronounced but can range from wavy or curly pattern. Hard maple dries very slowly with a high rate of shrinkage. This means that expansion and contraction is more apparent in maple than in most other species. Although its grain patterns are more consistent, Maple accepts stain unevenly in comparison to any other species. Due to this unique characteristic, the finished result can be largely varied with colour patterns that tend to appear somewhat blotchy in nature. Maple is a great choice for individuals looking for a light, airy feeling where other textures might be competing in the room.

Cherry Finish

Cherry is a multicoloured hardwood found mostly in the Eastern Regions of the United States. Referred to as a luxury wood due to its use on high-end furniture and cabinetry, cherry is well known for its closed smooth grain and unique colour that matures and deepens over time just like fine wine. In its raw state, it has a pinkish-brown hue with occasional shades of white, green, pink or even grey with a fine, uneven texture. Cherry is also distinguished by such characteristics as sapwood, mineral streaking, fine pinholes and pitch/gum pockets. These are some inherent features entirely natural to this elegant hardwood. Enhanced by exposure to sunlight, the natural colour of cherry will both mature and mellow over time, resulting in a final colour that is sometimes several shades darker than it started. Cherry will deepen to a much greater extent and at a faster pace than other species, although sapwood will not mature to the extent of normal cherry heartwood. The luxurious features exclusively found in cherry make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to bring a naturally rich feeling into any room of the home.

Painted Finish

Mylen paints a one piece, seamless door and uses paintable products, rather than paintable wood materials due to the fact that it has no movement whereas multi-piece paintable wood products expand and contract, causing the paint to crack with temperature and humidity fluctuation. This creates a better-finished product in terms of longevity and final appearance. Our finishing system produces a coating that is durable, scratch and mar resistant, household chemical resistant and UV resistant to protect your cabinetry from normal wear and tear while retaining their beautiful lustre and sheen.

Fully Custom Options

If the Simply Custom Line doesn’t have exactly what you are looking for, no problem; we have many more options to choose from. With a wide range of specialty woods and unlimited finishing options, every aspect of your cabinetry can be selected and customized to suit your individual tastes.

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