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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wood Used for Kitchen Cabinets

Quality kitchen cabinets are made of quality wood and not particleboard or plywood. Ready-to-assemble cabinets are no different. A customer searching for great-looking cabinets will be severely disappointed if they opt for particleboard products. Read the following post about wood used in kitchen cabinets to become a better-educated consumer.

The most popular species of wood to make cabinets and cabinet accessories are cherry, oak, maple, and hickory. Cabinet doors are usually made from durable, hardwood regardless of the species of wood.

Cherry cabinets are highly popular because the dark-grained wood is one of the most coveted hardwoods. Cherry hardwood kitchen cabinets are known for their fine grain, as well as dark red and brown colors, which deepen with age.

Variations of oak (especially red oak) are frequently used to manufacture kitchen cabinets. Oak is strong, relatively inexpensive, and offers a variety of color options.

Hickory is a very strong wood and offers itself in varying colors and tones. Some interior designers opt for hickory as a replacement to oak because the former is also open-grained, yet offers a more modern look.

Maple is offered in two variations; one type is softer and less expensive. The harder maple is close-grained with a white appearance. Maple provides a contemporary look to your kitchen cabinets.

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