Are you considering custom cabinetry for your kitchen? Incorporating custom cabinets can enhance the beauty of your kitchen while adding resale value to your home, since they can be customized to coordinate with your home décor. However, in order to maintain the perfect balance between beauty and durability of cabinets, you need to make sure they are built of the right species of wood for you. Here are some of the most popular woods used in custom cabinetry. Take your pick:
A richly elegant hardwood, characterized by a close grain pattern, gum streaks and subtle color variations. Cherry tends to darken with age—a natural process that enhances its warmth and charm.
All of the natural character of Cherry, including knots and checks, gives it a true rustic Cherry Look.
A finely grained hardwood favored for its distinctive burl patterns.
The rustic natural beauty of Maple, including its mineral streaks, checks, and heavier burl, is usually found in the wood that comes from the center of the tree.
A hardwood valued for its resilience and prominent grain, beauty and strength. Did you know that oak was the most-preferred wood for cabinetry used by royalty almost throughout Victorian Age? Many of those cabinets have lasted till this date, which stands as evidence about the longevity of oak cabinets.
Pine is a warm, softwood with swirling grain and random knots. For Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinets, it is purposely distressed to give it a softened antique quality.
In addition to the above wood species, veneer inserts such as decorative rattan, herringbone, olive ash burl or bird’s-eye Maple, can add a unique appearance to your cabinets.
When you are ready to upgrade to custom cabinetry for your kitchen, stop by Cabinets & Designs to talk to a designer about your options. Speaking with a professional can help further explain the benefits of each wood and help you choose what is right for your home.