Choosing the type of wood that will be used to make your custom cabinetry is very important. The overall feel of a room can be influenced by the natural characteristics of the various types of wood. At Nature’s Blend, our designers will guide you so you can make the best decision for your style and budget. Below are descriptions of the wood we use in all of our projects. If you are unsure of the best choice for your particular project…let us help! We can show you examples of cabinetry crafted in each hardwood shown.
Cherry is one of the most valued hardwoods for cabinetry. Cherry has a color that ranges from a creamy white to dark reddish brown. Cherry has an attractive grain with visible gum pockets and streaks. Cherry finishes well with occasional blotching. Cherry will naturally darken with exposure to light.
Hickory is one of the strongest hardwoods. Hickory is not only valued for its strength but for its contrasting colors as well. Hickory ranges in color from a creamy white to brown. This color variation makes it a great option for a “rustic” look.
Maple is a popular choice for cabinetry. Maple is a straight grain wood that will also contain wavy, curly or birds eye grain. Maple finishes well in lighter stain colors and often the choice for paints. Darker stain colors can become blotchy.
Red Oak is the most popular hardwood for cabinetry in the United States. Red Oak is valued for its attractive prominent grain patterns. Red Oak is a versatile wood found in cabinetry, furniture and interior trim. Red Oak accepts stains well from natural tones to darker colors.
We have many types of woods available. Don’t hesitate to ask about further options.
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