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For the year 2020, we have come up with 5 different design options you can focus your new kitchen or home remodel around when it comes to your cabinets. The first of these design options is Custom Colors. Sign up for our blog notifications and be the first to read next weeks blog post!
Last week we discussed some key points with the color of your kitchen cabinets. This week, the topic is what wood species to use while building your new custom kitchen cabinets.
The wood used for cabinets differ in their texture, color and grain.
For example, cherry is reddish-brown while red oak is lighter brown. Maple is also fine and lighter than cherry while red oak is the one with rich texture and a distinctive pattern of grain.
Wood such as Maple or hickory, as well as the very popular cherry, are the preferred domestic hardwoods for building cabinets today. Maple and hickory are harder woods which resist denting and scratching better than softwood varieties such as alder, mahogany, or walnut.
Red oaks with arched grain patterns are commonly used by cabinet makers and white oak has straighter grains and costs more than red oak.
Red mahogany with straight grains and dark and rich brown walnuts are commonly used. Mahogany exudes warmth while walnut evokes elegance.
Oak has always been a popular material for kitchen cabinets. This style of cabinetry was popular between the 1970s and 1990s with the distinctive grain being the main attraction. Economic downturns finally broke its streak in favor of cheaper and more readily available maple and cherry wood cabinets in the 1990s, and even more cost effective engineered wood in the 2000s came to market
However, with the improvement in the economy and rising interest in the good ole days, oak cabinets are coming back into its own.
With so many options to choose from today, it’s important to have a experienced cabinet designer on your team. Schedule a no obligation design center appointment with one of our courteous and friendly kitchen designers!
Check back next week when we will review our third option!