Stain Grade Wood Options

Unfinished Wood Samples Our standard windows come as paint-ready sashes made of poplar and are free of all but the smallest imperfections.

While designed to be painted, these poplar sashes are not primed so they can be stained. However, poplar tends to have some pronounced color variation when stained with lighter stains (think light green and light brown bleeding through).

We also can build your window in a number of what we consider stain grade wood species. We have the following stain grade species available as options on each transom's Order Page.

Available Options:

Wood Coated with Satin Polyurethane Shown in Direct Sunlight
  • Poplar - Paint Grade (Standard)
  • Oak - Stain Grade
  • Cherry - Stain Grade
  • Mahogany - Stain Grade
  • Maple - Stain Grade
  • White Pine - Stain Grade
  • Cedar - Stain Grade

Some types of wood are more workable than others -- so not all transom designs are available in all wood species.

Our samples are shown in the picture above with one coat of clear polyurethane. If you plan on using a different stain color, we recommend testing it on the outside edge of the sash or jamb to obtain the correct mix BEFORE attempting to stain the transom unit.

If you do not see your favorite wood selection in our options list, just call and we will tell you if we can make it work. Some exotic species may be more expensive, harder to machine, or require a longer lead time. We will price and evaluate special requests on a per order basis.


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