Published at Thursday, March 07th, 2019 - 01:50:03 AM. Cabinet Material. By Vonda Finn.
European style kitchen cabinets also aim to focus on efficiency and functionality. Since European flats are smaller, the design’s main goal was to create a compact size cabinetry that is full functional and maximizes space. The frameless design of European style kitchen cabinets offers an added benefit in terms of accessibility and ease of use. The materials used for European style kitchen cabinets vary as it ranges from natural materials like wood to more modern alternatives like MDF and particle board. When it comes to finishes, the most frequently used material are laminates. Laminates are typically attached to a substrate material to reinforce strength and durability. Laminates provide for more color options and also come in designs which mimic the appearance of real wood. It is also widely available in bold colors which can work well in striking European style kitchens.
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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