Wood Species & Materials

Wood Species

Discover hardwoods and veneers to define your style.

Jos Will uses select hardwoods and veneers to create classic and sophisticated cabinets that stand the test of time.

Alternative materials and paints offer a more consistent appearance for those who prefer more uniformity, without sacrificing durability.

Natural Hardwoods

Just as no two trees are alike, the unique beauty and elegance of hardwood is expressed in the character of each piece as it’s crafted, joined and finished into fine cabinetry. This results in attractive variations in grain and color.

In today’s kitchens dominated by stainless steel and glass, the natural warmth and texture of hardwood provides a welcome contrast. Material exhibits defining characteristics such as mineral deposits and knots that contribute to its beauty, and can be highlighted by stains and glazes.

MapleHarderSmooth, even and fineUniform with limited variationMineral streaks that darken when stained
Oak/Rift OakSemi-HardProminent straight lines, arches and pointsVariations more noticeable with lighter finishesRustic versions have intense colour, grain and knotholes
CherrySemi-SoftSmooth and evenWarm and richLight sensitive and darkens with age, the sapwood shows mineral streaking, fine pinholes and pitch pockets
AlderSofterStraight and even textured with indestinct boundries between heartwood and sapwoodRanges from pale red to reddish-brownA stable staining surface, it may dent easily and rustic versions may have more dramatic grain, pinholes and knots

Come see visit us in our showroom for more selections of wood samples

Compound Materials

These materials are highly durable, less susceptible to discoloration and easy to maintain. They also provide flexibility in color, design and styling – a great option for many homes.


RTF is a process where heat and pressure are used to bond a thin layer of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) film to a shaped and glued component made from MDF (medium density fiberboard). The result is a seamless surface that covers a panel’s face and edges. The component back uses a white, seamless melamine surface – excellent for wear and easy cleaning.


An MDF cabinet is a type of storage cabinet constructed using Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF) as the primary material for its panels and components. MDF is an engineered wood product made from wood fibers, wax, and resin, which are compressed and bonded together to create a dense and stable board. MDF cabinets are known for their smooth surfaces, affordability, and versatility in terms of finishes, making them a popular choice for various applications in kitchens, bathrooms, offices, and other settings.


A TFL cabinet is is a durable storage unit characterized by a smooth and hard exterior finish created by applying melamine resin to particleboard or MDF panels, offering a wide range of design options while being easy to maintain, making it a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces.

Cabinet Paints & Finishes