Types of Wooden Cabinets for Your Kitchen

After  10 -603-800-600-80Most homeowners can agree on one thing: the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the one common area where the family can get together to cook healthy meals while they laugh and converse about their hectic days. With so much time spent in the kitchen, it makes sense to invest time and money to highlight this important space, and the perfect kitchen cabinets can make a world of difference.


While most modern kitchens today use glass and stainless steel materials, natural wood offers a unique and “homey” feeling while adding natural warmth to your kitchen. Here are the options you have when choosing wood for your cabinets.


Types of Wood

  • Alder
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Oak/Rift Oak



Alder is a hardwood that is significantly softer than cherry or maple. It is a high-quality wood that provides stable surfaces and accentuates stains and finishes. Alder’s beauty stems from its rustic nature, which can range from extremely rustic—enough to highlight open knots, pin holes, and streaks—to not-so-rustic, which isusually clear and unmarked.




Kitchen cabinets made of maple wood exude true character. This wood material is versatile enough to suit many different styles and elegant finishes. Maple wood cabinets have a color complexion that can range from pale, reddish brown, to a creamy, white shade. You can also find maple with a smooth and uniform appearance.




If you are looking for darker wooden cabinets, then cherry is your best bet. Hues of cherry wood usually range from golden red to deep yellow. These wooden cabinets are extremely versatile and give a truly classic and timeless appearance.




Oak is a perfect wood for making cabinets, whether they’re used for a rustic, traditional, or casual look. This material has a distinct, artistic look that makes it suitable for many cabinet design styles; it can also look very modern if accentuated correctly. Oak wood cabinets often have open-grain patterns, with hues ranging from a dark cinnamon color to salmon red.


Contact Kresge Contracting, located in Columbus, Ohio, to plan your next remodel. Their friendly and highly-trained staff is ready to help you build your perfect home.

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