By Twila Lucas. Cabinet Hardware. Published at Monday, January 14th, 2019 - 06:34:23 AM.
Hickory – Hickory has a similar graining pattern to oak, but its color is lighter. This type of wood is characterized by a natural creamy, pale yellow color. Although it can be stained, hickory is better treated with a clear stain or natural varnish in order to highlight its distinct blond tones. When it comes to strength, hickory is comparable to oak. It is a popular choice for rustic inspired kitchens and is typically used for custom and semi custom kitchen cabinets.
Laminates also come in two types, high pressure laminates and low pressure laminates. High pressure laminates are more durable and resistant to damage. Their strength is comparable to a sturdy countertop. Low pressure laminates, on the other hand, are less durable and have the tendency to chip or crack easily.It comes in a less variety of colors compared to high pressure laminates. Low pressure laminates are also made up of melamine. When choosing the right laminate finish for your kitchen cabinet, make sure to go with high pressure laminates as they tend to last longer. The most popular brands of high pressure laminates is Formica.
There are three primary options for kitchen cabinetry namely : Semi custom, custom and stock kitchen cabinets. In summary, custom kitchen cabinets are made from scratch according to the specific requirements of the homeowner. Stock kitchen cabinets, on the other hand, are design ready and bought as is. While semi custom kitchen cabinets combines both types as it allows homeowners to modify and customize a given stock design.
Pulls and Handles – Cabinet pulls or handles essentially have the same purpose as the knobs, but are larger in size and more elongated in form. These are attached to cabinets using double screws, but other designs may require more. The standard size for kitchen cabinet pulls is 4 inches long, but this may go higher. Longer or oversized cabinet pulls are commonly used in modern and contemporary kitchen styles.
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