Cabinet Wood Species Options
Red Oak vs White Oak Cabinets.
Red Oak is typically less expensive option than White Oak. White Oak is as durable and a bit stronger on the Janka hardness scale than it’s counterpart and offers golden tones and has a more subtle wood grain than Red Oak that lends to red hues.
Hard Maple Cabinets.
Hard maple is a fine-grain and light-color wood slightly more expensive than oak but less dense. A popular choice for semi-custom and custom cabinets, maple can be stained, but it is most often dressed with a clear or natural finish to achieve a light, contemporary look.
Cherry Wood Cabinets.
Cherry Wood is hard enough to withstand knocks and marring. Elegant and formal when used for certain traditional styles, cherry’s design versatility can also give a kitchen a contemporary personality.
The smooth, fine-grain wood has a red to reddish-brown tone that darkens with age. This cabinet material is often stained for uniformity of color.
Dark walnut classic kitchen cabinets are nothing new, however, they have been used in kitchen designs for decades. Their versatility, durability and overall style recommend them to anyone looking for a solid and contemporary cabinet solution.
Clients typically like that walnut comes in so many variations, from light brown to dark walnut cabinets and light walnut, the options are seriously endless. The variety of patterns on walnut cabinet doors have a truly unique look that is hard to replicate with any other wood choice.
So whether you’re designing a modern farmhouse kitchen or an ultra modern space, we recommend considering a walnut kitchen for a stunningly rich and luxurious look.