By Kyung Janssen. Cabinet Material. Published at Monday, March 11th, 2019 - 00:48:05 AM.
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.
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.
The primary consideration for kitchen cabinet interior shelves is the strength. These interior or inner shelves hold up a lot of weight from storing stacks of dinnerware, pots and pans or glassware. With such, they must be able to stand up to the weight and wear and tear of daily use. The minimum thickness for cabinet shelving is ½ inches, but ¾ inches is more preferred. The depth of the cabinet shelving may either be full or half, but the former is more advisable since it allows you to maximize your kitchen cabinets storage capacity.
Cabinet doors are available in different styles and designs. As mentioned in this article, some examples of which are the recessed panel and raised panel door style. When we speak of the term “cabinet doors”, we often her inset panel style, cathedral door style, double arch or single arch, mullion and accent, shaker style and flat panel. Although hardwood is the most common material for kitchen cabinet doors, some other options for this components are MDF or medium density fiberboard or plywood covered in veneer or laminates.
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