Wood cabinets are often a homeowner top choice for their kitchen renovations. In order to keep up with this demand, many stores keep a wide selection of colors and wood types available for purchase.
Many of the advantages of wood kitchen cabinets can be seen with just one glance. They are usually quite attractive, and the appearance can vary depending on the type of wood used for construction. These types of cabinets also tend to be fairly durable, again depending on the type of wood used. Wood tends to be a fairly easy material to work with, so construction of wood cabinets for the kitchens often allows for customization, more elaborate patterns or shapes, and so on. An experienced woodworker or cabinet maker will be able to create attractive and functional cabinets at a lower cost in many cases if wood is used. Whereas metal cabinets may be more expensive because construction is more labor-intensive.
The different grades of wood allow a homeowner to choose a material that fits his or her aesthetic needs as well as his or her budget; lower-grade woods tend to be fairly inexpensive, but they will still often be durable and reasonably attractive. Even lower-end woods tend to be fairly attractive, and if they aren’t, they can be painted or stained to improve the visual appeal. High-end hardwoods can be stained to showcase the wood’s grain, or they can sometimes be left bare and simply protected with a sealant. Most woods will fit in aesthetically with the current kitchen decor, and wood kitchen cabinets are unlikely to go out of style, even after many years or decades.
Oak is by far the most popular wood choice for kitchen cabinets. The trees can be found all over the globe, so the materials are easy to find. Oak takes well to stain, it is durable, and it is aesthetically appealing. Most homeowners who choose oak cabinets prefer a natural or honey stained look to any kind or darker stain, though darker colors are available.
No matter what kind of these furniture pieces you are looking at, make sure that they are 100% solid wood. Many manufacturers use particle board, a wood composite, in order to cut costs. The problem with particle board is that it won’t last as long, or look as good, as solid wood. If you are redoing your whole kitchen, then it’s usually worth the investment to purchase solid wood cabinets.