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Charles Lantz Cabinetry
using solid woods for cabinetry

Nova Scotia's Charles Lantz Cabinetry
builds highest quality, beautiful, functional cabinets from solid woods
such as cherry, hickory, maple & oak

sample of ash 4 inches by 12 inches


There are nearly 60 species of ash trees and shrubs, of which four grow in Canada, mostly in the Eastern provinces. Ash grows best on rich, moist soils. Some forms may be found in swamps or along streams, or on poor, dry, upland soils. Ash wood is noted for its high qualities. It's tough, hard, straight grained and valued for many purposes. Most ash lumber is sawn from White Ash (native to Nova Scotia) and is used where strength is needed for items such as furniture, sporting goods, handles and agricultural tools.
sample of beech 4 inches by 12 inches


Of 10 known species of beech, only one is native to North America. It is a common tree throughout the Acadian Forest and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence regions. Although it may grow in small, pure stands, it's more often found in mixture with Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch and Eastern Hemlock. The wood is used for furniture, flooring, containers, handles and woodenware.
sample of birch 4 inches by 12 inches


Probably 50 or more species of birch, from dwarf shrubs to trees, grow in the north temperate and Arctic regions of the world. About 10 species are in Canada, six of which are trees. The wood is important in lumber, plywood and pulpwood industries. It's heavy, hard, strong and fine grained. It stains well, takes on a high polish and has extensive uses for cabinet work, furniture, interior trim in homes and public buildings, flooring, doors, veneer and plywood.
sample of cherry 4 inches by 12 inches


Canada is home to a hand full of cherry species. The black cherry ranges through most of the Acadian Forest region and grows with other hardwood species. Its wood is moderately heavy, hard and strong, from light to dark reddish-brown. The wood is valuable for furniture, but the supply is limited due to the scarcity of the tree. Many pieces of furniture produced in the early days of Canada's development demonstrate the value of this species for cabinet work.
sample of hickory 4 inches by 12 inches


The hickory is typically a tree of eastern North America. In Canada, only five species are true hickories. This is one of the toughest, hardest and strongest of Canadian hardwoods. The native supply is very small and our builders' requirements are almost entirely by importation from the U.S.
sample of maple 4 inches by 12 inches


Ten of about 150 species of maple grow in Canada. Nearly all of our native maples are large trees. They contribute valuable wood products, sustain the maple sugar industry and beautify the landscape. The wood is in demand for furniture, flooring, interior woodwork, plywood and veneer. Hard maples often provide wood characterized by curly grain and birds-eye features, and is highly prized in cabinet making and furniture building. The sugar maple is one of the most valuable commercial hardwoods in Canada.
sample of oak 4 inches by 12 inches


We have 10 species of oak in Canada. Red oak trees growing in a forest have straight trunks free of branches for half or more of their height. Under ideal growing conditions, a medium sized tree from 60-80 feet tall and one-to-three feet in diameter, may exceed 100 feet and four feet in diameter. The wood is pink to reddish brown and is used extensively for furniture, flooring and interior finishing.
sample of pine 4 inches by 12 inches


Canada is home to nine species of pine. They have been held in high esteem ever since our forests were first noticed. The quality of their wood and their ability to grow on poorer soils and drier sites make them an attractive choice. The Eastern White Pine produces the most valuable softwood lumber in Eastern Canada. Because of its low shrinkage and uniform texture, it is used for cabinet work, doors, mouldings, trim, siding and paneling. As well as patterns, window sashes and frames.
sample of poplar 4 inches by 12 inches


The six Canadian native poplar species are fast growing, short-lived trees. The wood is light in weight, soft and with inconspicuous growth rings. It is used for furniture making, veneer, lumber, boxes and plywood.

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