Wood panels from Augusta Surfaces come in three sizes currently. Our 25” wide panels are designed for installation on standard base cabinets; lengths are 96 and 144 inches. A 36 x 72 inch “island” panel is offered as well. All are machined to 1.5” thickness.
Augusta Surfaces products are constructed 100 percent of solid American hardwood. Wood is a naturally variable material. Density, color, grain pattern, grain direction, character marks and natural stains can exist to varying degrees in each species. Any unsound defects that may exist in the incoming raw material are carefully removed leaving behind the natural character that is indicative of each species.
Hickory is one of the densest species of wood found in North America. Long used for tool handles and baseball bats, colors range from light creamy sapwood to medium rust and dark brown heartwood. The grain is somewhat course and variable. A character rich wood with high color contrast, Hickory is often sought out for its rustic appearance.
Hardness: Very High
Maple is characterized by an overall blonde color and tight grain. While natural color variation may include significant amounts of honey toned browns and darker streaks, lighter sapwood can range from pale yellows to nearly white. Maple is the species most recognized for use in carving boards and butcher blocks. Maple is an excellent choice for traditional or modern designs.
Walnut is identified by its luxurious chocolate brown color that can fade into deep caramel and lighter tones in its sapwood. Walnut has been a preferred wood for furniture and gunstocks for many years. Grain is generally tight but can appear wavy. Walnut is a preferred wood in high-end designs and a popular choice for adding contrast to lighter color palates.
Cherry, a longstanding wood in high-end furniture pieces, is best known for its red hue that grows deeper with exposure to UV light. Grain is tight and can be quite wavy. Heartwood can range from deep cinnamon red to lighter pinks and softer tans in sapwood. Cherry can provide a warming complimentary effect to “cold” designs.
Red Oak is perhaps the most recognizable wood in the US. It has dominated the hardwood flooring market for decades and has long been a staple of furniture and cabinetry manufacturing. Colors are somewhat uniform ranging from pinkish tones to light-medium brown. Some dark staining can occur in small quantities. Grain is course and distinctive. Due to its broad familiarity, Red Oak is widely used to compliment traditional designs.
White Oak appears similar to Red Oak in terms of grain pattern. Although the grain is a bit more course and may contain more ribbon-like “flakes” in the appearance. The color is generally more uniform than Red Oak, merging mostly in medium brown tones. Due to unique anatomical features, White Oak has been the choice of wine and whiskey barrel manufacturers for centuries. White Oak provides a flexible choice that can be used in modern or traditional designs.
Mixed species (Walnut-Maple)
Our mixed species (Walnut-Maple) product provides a flexible option for fashion forward designers and those considering a casual look or bit of elegant quirkiness in their project.