Published at Thursday, January 10th, 2019 - 19:40:03 PM. Cabinet Material. By Gyorgyike Baas.
Polished nickel is considered to be the “chameleon of cabinet hardware finishes”. Polished nickel has a more understated color compared to polished chrome and brass, but it has a glossy shine. This type of cabinet hardware finish can be used if you want your hardware to blend rather than stand out in a space. The main advantage of nickel cabinet hardware is its high durability, Nickel is one of the strongest metals, and in addition to that it does not rust.
Second, instead of featuring embellishments, craftsman style kitchen cabinets showcase quality joinery. Some joinery which are featured in this type of cabinets are dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joints, miter joints and butt joints. Dowels can also be used instead of nails. Lastly, craftsman style kitchen cabinets make use of solid wood in rich colors. The main material that is predominantly used for this type of kitchen cabinets is solid wood. Instead of using artificial materials, a true craftsman style kitchen makes use of heavy woods such as oak, cherry, maple, pine and hickory. Quarter sawn oak is a traditional favorite among the five wood species. Quarter sawn The wood is also usually finished in a deep colored stain in order to enhance its rich undertones and fine graining patterns. It can also be left unpainted and true to their natural state, allowing the inherent graining pattern and distinct aesthetics to stand out in the space.
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