Wood Species Selector | Wood Door Types | Simpson Doors

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Wood Selector

Simpson offers a broad range of wood species, each with its own distinctive character. Some of our most popular species are shown here. If you have a different type of wood in mind, contact your Simpson dealer for pricing and availability.

Shown with teak finish

Douglas Fir

The Simpson name has been synonymous with fir doors since the beginning. Tight, vertical grain and warm coloring give our douglas fir doors an enduring appeal.


The Simpson name has been synonymous with fir doors since the beginning. Tight, vertical grain and warm coloring give our vertical grain douglas fir doors an enduring appeal.Douglas Fir

Western hemlock is often used interchangeably with douglas fir, depending on the region of the country. It is characterized by a lighter, creamier color that accepts a variety of stains.Western Hemlock

Looking for doors that will give your home a rustic, comfortable feel? Our knotty pine doors can help accentuate a casual or country style with their characteristic tight, close knots and light color.Eastern White Knotty Pine

Warm up your home with the understated look of poplar. Compared to other woods, poplar has a relatively uniform texture, with a fine to medium grain. The color tone can range from yellow brown to an olive green. Poplar can be stained and is often used when a very smooth paint finish is required.Poplar

There is a nearly universal appeal to maple; it is equally at home in colonial or contemporary settings. Maple is light in color. In some instances, hard maple may have curvy, birdseye or fiddleback configurations that add visual interest.Maple

Homeowners have long appreciated the striking, open grain of oak, as well as the rugged durability of the species. Our oak doors display an image of timeless appeal and enduring strength.Red Oak

Looking for a wood door that is light in tone, yet rich in color? Our white oak doors provide a contemporary look that works well with modern design, while adding a sense of warmth to your home.White Oak

Nothing matches the smooth, satin texture of cherry. The wood is reddish brown in tone with a fine, straight grain. Frequently used in high-end furniture, cherry is a natural choice for upscale living.Cherry

This is a popular wood species due to its pronounced grain and uniform texture. The straight grain is accompanied by areas of burl clusters and small knots. Clear alder is lighter in color and accepts stains exceptionally well to complement other wood tones in your home.Clear Alder

Knotty alder has the strength of maple and the personality of pine. The wood is light brown in color with yellow and peach hues. Stains can further highlight the beautiful grain. The open, solid knots give alder a more informal presence.Knotty Alder

Western red cedar is valued for its warm, cinnamon hues.  Doors made of this wood provide a stunning visual complement in homes with red cedar decks, siding or shingles.Western Red Cedar

A durable and beautiful ash door is the perfect way to create an all-American appeal in your home.  Its pale-brown color and straight grain recall the look of classic home furnishings.Ash

Widely used in woodworking projects, white birch has a light-toned color reminiscent of maple.  It accepts a range of stains and paints to fit a multitude of home styles.White Birch

Hickory is synonymous with toughness.  This hardwood stands the test of time, and its deep brown and reddish tones provide a look of class and prestige.Hickory

Fashionable for Arts and Crafts style furniture, this wood is produced with a unique cutting technique for a straight, tight grain.  Eye-catching patterns add to its attractiveness in doors.Quarter Sawn Red Oak

Quarter sawn white oak is the wood species most often associated with Arts and Crafts era furniture. This classic wood species has a unique grain pattern that provides a timeless look that makes a statement.Quarter Sawn White Oak

Also known as Alaskan yellow cedar, this wood has long been prized by native peoples of the North.  Nootka cypress has a uniform color and straight grain for a fine, smooth finish.Nootka Cypress

Popular for European-styled interiors and Simpson's standard mahogany species, sapele hardwood has a tight grain and reddish-brown color. The distinctive patterns created by the wood's varied colors and graining make for an eye-catching door.Sapele Mahogany

Bamboo's warmth and richness match a wide-range of home styles, from modern to retro.  With a textile-like surface appearance, bamboo doors complement cabinets, floors and furnishings for an integrated home design.Bamboo

An American classic, walnut is synonymous with fine interior finishes.  Its chocolate-brown coloring, straight grain and whorls are reflective of colonial-style homes and quality antiques.Walnut

Honey-toned ponderosa pine is a natural choice for classic Americana.  From log homes to Santa Fe adobes to contemporary interiors, it speaks to relaxation and hominess.  Ponderosa pine takes a range of finishes well.Ponderosa Pine