By Lyyti Bakker. Cabinet Hardware. Published at Sunday, January 20th, 2019 - 08:07:34 AM.
White Oak – White oak is another type of oak wood, but compared to its red countertop, this has a more subtle graining pattern and a more golden color. It is also stronger and more durable compared to red oak. This type of wood is typically quarter sawn when used for kitchen cabinetry. Its warm color makes it well suited for traditional kitchen styles, particularly Craftsman style kitchens. White oak is commonly offered only as a custom material option for kitchen cabinetry.
Custom kitchen cabinets are built from scratch according to the specific design requirements and specifications of the homeowner. This type of kitchen cabinet is “made to order”. With custom kitchen cabinets,no components are rebuilt or pre assembled, everything is cut, crafted and assembled by hand. These are typically built by skilled craftsmen, carpenters and cabinet makers.
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.
Aside from the profile, shape and style of the cabinet hardware, its color and finish is also one of the design factors that one must consider when choosing the right cabinet hardware for your kitchen cabinets. The common finishes of cabinet hardware are brushed nickel finish, satin finish, chrome finish, antique pewter, light bronze or dark bronze, brass, oil rubbed bronze, aluminum, matte black, rust, clear glass, wooden finish or white. These finishes can serve as a guide for mixing and matching with your kitchen cabinets.
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