• Kitchen Cabinet Woods Made Simple

    Kitchen Cabinet Woods Made Simple

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    October 7, 2016


    Here are some key considerations for choosing the right wood for your new kitchen cabinets…

    Oak:  Oak cabinets range in color from white to pink to somewhat reddish tones.  They feature distinct grain patterns. Sometimes you’ll see streaks of yellow, green, and even black due to mineral deposits found in the wood.

    Cherry:  Cherry cabinets feature red undertones.  They may be colored white to deep brown.  The grain is smooth with a uniform texture and random markings.  The even grain makes applying finish very easy.

    Maple:  Maple cabinets are white to creamy-white colored.  Some have reddish-brown tones within the door panel.  The grain pattern creates a smooth and uniform appearance.

    Birch:  The predominant sapwood color of Birch is white to creamy yellow.  The heartwood varies from medium to dark brown to reddish brown.  They feature a smooth surface texture with a strong and heavy tight wood grain.

    Pecan:  Pecan cabinets range from blonde or white to reddish-brown and dark brown.  The striking wood colors within a piece come courtesy of this wood type’s heartwood and sapwood.

    Hickory:  Hickory cabinets have a naturally contrasting appearance due to the sapwood and heartwood of the Hickory wood.  Colors range from white to dark brown to blonde to reddish brown.

    Walnut:  Walnut cabinet colors range from deep chocolate to light reddish-gray brown.  They feature graceful grain patterns and muted brown hues.  The grain is smooth and fine.

    Alder:  Alder cabinets feature reddish and light brown undertones.  They have an even-textured and straight wood grain with indistinct boundaries between the sapwood and the heartwood.

    Visit the Edge showroom at Builder Supply Outlet and speak to one of our kitchen and bath designers to learn more about your dream kitchen cabinet options.

    We have Shiloh, Aspect, Eclipse, Mid Continent, Waypoint, and Prior Creek cabinetry available at great deals.