By Nyx Van de Berg. Cabinet Material. Published at Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 - 20:47:20 PM.
Craftsman style kitchens are always directly associated with stunning cabinetry. Classified under the traditional style, the craftsman kitchen cabinet style originated during the 19th century as a result of the popular Arts and Crafts Movement. (Take a look at our gallery of craftsman kitchen cabinets on this page). Craftsman style kitchen cabinets are known for their utilitarian nature. This type of kitchen cabinet style is geared towards functionality rather than ornamentation. It gives more emphasis on craftsmanship and puts premium on simplicity. Although utilitarian in nature, the craftsman style still became one of the most visually captivating and stand out design styles in history. It is the perfect marriage of form and function.
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)
The trademark look of European style kitchen cabinets is that they are frameless. And since they do not have frames, the cabinetry bends seamlessly with each other. This kitchen cabinet style also does not feature any horizontal rails or vertical stiles. T European style kitchen cabinets also feature simple metal hardware that have a sleek appearance and streamlined design.
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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