One of the most important and inseparable components of a house is the kitchen. The traditional function of a kitchen is to prepare food and cook.
However, the general design of a modern kitchen consists of a stove, a sink, a refrigerator, and kitchen cabinets. Microwave oven, a dishwasher, and other electrical equipment can also be added to serve additional purposes.
Therefore, it can be said that, a kitchen is now designed keeping the idea that it will be supportive for food storage, dishwashing, dining and laundry in addition to preparing and cooking foods.
Types of Hardwood
There are various types of hardwood, which are popular to build DIY kitchen cabinet.
Red oak: It is solid, sturdy, and comparatively low-priced. It is available in an extensive range of styles and finishes. It features marked grain designs and is most of the time used for old-fashioned cabinet styles. This wood is a choice for store, semi custom, and custom-made cabinets.
White oak: It is tougher and slightly sturdier than red oak. With more golden designs, white oak has better delicate grain pattern. It is frequently quarter-sawn for custom cabinetry. Generally, white oak is available only as a custom option.
Hard maple: It is a fine-grain and light-color wood. However, it is marginally expensive than oak, but not thick like oak. It is a widespread choice for semi custom and custom cabinets. Hard maple can also be blemished, but it is most often outfitted with a pure or natural finish to attain a bright and modern look.
Hickory: It is brighter than oak, but is similar in grain pattern and strength. It is mainly a creamy, light yellow wood. However, it can have stain. Like maple, its pale tones are in most cases supplemented with an ordinary finish. Giving itself to a countryside style, hickory is an occasional choice for custom and semi custom cabinetry.
Cherry: It is tough enough to endure blows and damage. For traditional style, it is elegant and formal. The versatility of its design can also give a kitchen a modern look. This flat, fine-grain, red to reddish-brown timber blackens with age. It is often marked for consistency of color.
Whichever type of hardwood you decide is best for your kitchen will surely stand out above manufactured plywood. If you enjoy the grain of a certain hardwood but prefer the color of a different type, consider staining to match your preference.