Common Types of Wood Used to Make Cabinets

cabinet wood types 257x300 Common Types of Wood Used to Make CabinetsAs you begin to browse through the numerous cabinet lines, you may hear that the cabinets are made from “wood”. Like that helps! Most cabinets are composed of wood, but the tricky thing is there are multiple types of wood used in the construction of cabinetry. Many people believe that solid wood is the best quality kitchen cabinet. While the natural beauty of the graining, and the smell of the wood emits quality, these may not be your best bet. Solid wood cabinetry has the tendency to warp and morph over time due to the changes in temperature and the humidity. Many cabinet lines offer solid wood doors and drawer fronts, and the boxes are typically composed or particle board or plywood.

Depending on the overall appeal and look of your kitchen will determine which type of wood cabinet you are drawn to. Oak is a great wood to complete a country inspired kitchen. Oak wood has very strong graining throughout it, so no matter what color you stain the wood you will most likely be able to see the natural grain. This will help transform your suburban home into that country cottage you dream of. Maple is another common wood for cabinetry. Maple has a more yellow look to it, and it is a hard wood. Many manufacturers use maple wood as the base for enamel or stains.

Cherry is a great wood to achieve any elegant, traditional look in your home. Cherry is a deeper, darker wood than maple and oak. Cherry has a natural reddish tint to it. Many manufacturers place dark cabernet stains to cherry cabinetry to achieve a Victorian look in the kitchen.

Cabinet distributors sell Pine, Hickory, and Birch cabinets as well. No matter what you are looking for, there is a wood that will compliment your ideas perfectly. Whether you are looking for natural, grainy looking cabinetry, or a dark stained wood, you can find something that suits you.