Pine doors with Oak Trim?
My wife and I are building a new home. We are having a bit of a dilemma selecting our doors and trim.
We will have pine windows and maple cabinets.
We are planning to use maple or hickory for the floors.
Our original quote was for 4-panel pre-finished pine doors from Western Building Products. Our trim is to be pre-finished oak stained to match the pine doors.
We like the look of the pine doors, but are concerned that the oak trim will look strange next the pine doors and windows due to the differences in wood grain.
The sales rep at the lumbar yard is telling me that people routinely use this combination and it is very popular. He said the stains will be customized at the factory and the colors should match very closely. When I asked about using pine for the trim - he said it would be similar in price, but he did not recommend it because it is a soft wood and is not as durable. He said a change to maple would be much more expensive.
Any thoughts or comments would be much appreciated.