Choosing Cabinet Material

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Dec 5, 2016 11:38:43 PM

Cabinet Material.pngWhen you do a kitchen remodel or new construction, one of the most significant decisions you make is the type of wood species or the cabinet material. It’s the selection that many people make without really knowing why. Deciding which wood species for your cabinet affects how your kitchen will look when you walk in, as well as how long your kitchen may last. 

Many people know the basics, like Cherry cabinets have a “rich” look, or that Maple cabinets stain well in many finishes. But such an important decision needs more depth to it.

Some things to think about are how well the wood will show the stain or color you want, what the grain looks like stained, and how subtle or strong the appearance of other characteristics are. The look you’re going for is strongly supported (or detracted) by the wood you choose.

There are 3 characteristics you should learn about wood as you consider what type you want:

  • Wood Type / Hardness
  • Color Characteristics
  • Grain Characteristics

These three characteristics affect the look, feel and durability of your cabinets. The following chart gives you an understanding of these across the most popular wood species for cabinets.

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At Brakur Custom Cabinetry our experts will help you become an expert yourself for your kitchen. If you're ready to have a discussion about your plans contact us here

Download our free resources to help you become educated for your project. Below you can download our free Cabinetry 101 Guide. 

Cabinetry 101 Guide

Topics: Kitchen Remodel, Wood Cabinets, Cabinet Material

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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