There are so many choices for wood cabinets, that it can be a little overwhelming to find a starting point. You need to consider the natural characteristics of the wood, as well as your own considerations, and preferences.
Cherry Wood Cabinets
Cherry wood is a popular cabinet choice for so many reasons. It’s generally characterized by its red undertones, but the colour can vary, ranging from white to deep, rich browns. It has a smooth appearance, with a close grain, and uniform texture. The grain means that it can be finished smoothly and cleanly, while the random marking keeps the look of natural wood.
Maple Wood Cabinets
Maple Wood tends to range from whites to creams, with some red brown tones. It has a subtle grain which gives it a uniform smooth appearance. The light colour can help keep a light and airy design scheme.
Oak Wood Cabinets
Oak has a very distinct grain pattern. The colour is extremely varied. You can find whites, pinks and reds, and there may be streaks of green, yellow, or even black depending on the mineral deposits within the wood.
Alder Wood Cabinets
Alder cabinets are light brown in colour, with red undertones. It has a straight and even textured grain, which creates a seamless look between the heartwood, and the sapwood.
Hickory Wood Cabinets
Hickory cabinets have a contrast between the heartwood and the sapwood, which is caused by the natural differences. Colours can range from whites and blondes, to red browns, and dark browns.
Birch Wood Cabinets
Birch has a smooth texture, with a tight grain. The sapwood tends to range from white to creamy yellows in colour, but the heartwood can be medium brown, dark brown, or red brown.
Walnut Wood Cabinets
Walnut is smooth and has a straight grain. It can range in colour from light red brown, light grey browns, to deeper chocolate colours. It has graceful patterns, and brown hues.
Pecan Wood Cabinets
Pecan cabinets can be white, blonde, red brown, and even dark brown. It gives a dramatic look due to the heartwood and sapwood.
If you don’t want a natural wood, you can choose a compound material instead. They’re very durable, and available in a wide range of colours.