Published at Wednesday, March 06th, 2019 - 06:05:21 AM. Cabinet Hardware. By Szilvia Luuk.
Maple – Maple is a light colored wood that has a subtle fine graining pattern. It is predominantly white in color but has variations which range form a creamy white tone to occasional reddish brown undertones. Generally, maple wood kitchen cabinets have a smooth, uniform apperance. This type of wood only needs a clear stain or natural finish because of its distinct light color. Compared to other wood species, it is more expensive. Maple is typically used for semi custom and custom kitchen cabinets and is well suited for a variety of kitchen designs including the contemporary style.
Wood has a lot of species and not all kinds are suited for use as kitchen cabinetry. Since kitchens are constantly subjected to everyday use and moisture, the materials for kitchen cabinetry need to be resilient and tough. Wood has the natural tendency to warp, rot and decay over time and in order to prevent such, it is subjected to treatment before use. In order to create a long lasting kitchen cabinetry design for your home, it is important to know a few basics regarding different types of wood that can be used for this application.
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