By Zaida Levi. Cabinet Hardware. Published at Tuesday, January 08th, 2019 - 05:11:05 AM.
Pine – Pine is a type of softwood that ad a pale yellow color. It is the only species of soft wood that is used for kitchen cabinetry. Unlike hardwoods, pine easily dents but it is often pressure treated to reinforce its strength and quality. Common species of pine used for kitchen cabinetry are Eastern white pine and Western white pine. Pine can be stained to achieve a different color and its unique appearance includes knots. Pine kitchen cabinets are often used for settings which have a traditional character and country flair.
Walnut – Walnut has a muted brown color and a smooth, even fine grained pattern. Its surface is generally filled with straight grains that range from a light reddish gray brown color to a deep chocolate brown streaks. One of the most notable characteristics of walnut is that it ages gracefully, turning into a beautiful mellow color over time. Walnut offers warmth to kitchen spaces and they are highly suitable for a variety of design styles, whether it may be traditional, transitional, contemporary or modern.
For the creation of a two tier island, use a 36″ H wall cabinet for the bar height level. The 36″ H wall cabinet with a 4.5″ H toe kick and countertop will have a total finished bar height of 42″ height.
Laminates also come in two types, high pressure laminates and low pressure laminates. High pressure laminates are more durable and resistant to damage. Their strength is comparable to a sturdy countertop. Low pressure laminates, on the other hand, are less durable and have the tendency to chip or crack easily.It comes in a less variety of colors compared to high pressure laminates. Low pressure laminates are also made up of melamine. When choosing the right laminate finish for your kitchen cabinet, make sure to go with high pressure laminates as they tend to last longer. The most popular brands of high pressure laminates is Formica.
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