Published at Thursday, March 07th, 2019 - 02:06:39 AM. Cabinet Material. By Szilvia Luuk.
Farmhouse style kitchen cabinets are also often combined with other rustic elements like a deep, wide, over sized porcelain or stainless steel sink. Vintage accents and old fashioned accessories are also displayed in the cabinets to create a more “lived in” feel. European style kitchen cabinets are generally characterized by a industrial and functional appeal. This type of cabinet style adapted inspiration from the American style, but have a more sleek look. The simplicity and straightforward design of European style kitchen cabinets make them perfectly suited for contemporary and modern kitchen settings. (See our gallery of European kitchen cabinets here)
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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