Published at Monday, March 11th, 2019 - 07:00:56 AM. Cabinet Hardware. By Gyorgyike Baas.
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.
Hickory – Hickory has a similar graining pattern to oak, but its color is lighter. This type of wood is characterized by a natural creamy, pale yellow color. Although it can be stained, hickory is better treated with a clear stain or natural varnish in order to highlight its distinct blond tones. When it comes to strength, hickory is comparable to oak. It is a popular choice for rustic inspired kitchens and is typically used for custom and semi custom kitchen cabinets.
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