Unfinished select red oak cabinet doors and drawer fronts prep nicely and are hard and relatively "dent proof." Most pieces of oak contain areas of open grain and areas of "close" grain. When stained, the areas of open grain absorb more pigment deeper into the wood while the areas of close grain are more immune to coloration. This is what gives oak its characteristic contrast within each piece. Red oak is a great choice for anyone looking for a nice classic look for your DIY cabinet door or glass panel refacing project.