These Are 5 Of The Best Woods For Kitchen Cabinets

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These Are The Woods People In Tucson Are Using To Improve Their Kitchen Cabinets

5 of the best woods for kitchen cabinets are pine, oak, hickory, cherry, and maple. The differences are in their quality, look, and cost.

Find out more below:

We Need To Choose

“Yes, but what are our choices for kitchen cabinet materials?” asks Justin.

Amber shrugs. “I’m not too sure. I do know that we should choose a hardwood. That particleboard stuff isn’t great unless you’re price shopping.”

Justin nods. “Yeah, I’d rather have quality cabinets in our kitchen, which means we’ll also need to decide between stock vs custom cabinets. They’ll look better for longer. What kind of wood choices for kitchen cabinets are there?”

Amber slides her phone out of her pocket. “I know where we can find out! Let’s get on Google and look around.” She starts searching Google for answers.

Here is what the couple finds:

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Choices

The 5 best and most popular woods for kitchen cabinets are pine, oak, hickory, cherry, and maple. Pine, oak, and hickory are cheaper and easier to get. Cherry and maple look luxurious and cost more than the others. All 5 work well in the kitchen’s hot and humid environment.

1. Pine

This is one of the cheapest and easiest hardwoods to get. Pine adds a nice rustic look to kitchens and it ages quite nicely. It does nick pretty easily, though.

2. Oak

Oak is the most common wood for kitchen cabinets. There are several reasons for this. Oak is easy to find, fairly cheap, durable, and it takes paints and stains well.

3. Hickory

Hickory is the most durable of the woods. You won’t see nicks, cracks, or moisture damage on cabinets made from this hardwood. Hickory also has a decently wide color range.

4. Cherry

Cherry cabinets are cool because the more sun it gets the darker the wood turns. This wood is durable and easy to work with but it is more expensive than most hardwoods.

5. Maple

This is one of the best woods for kitchen cabinets. The wood grains show up beautifully through paints and stains. Along with this beauty comes durability and a higher price tag.

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“Let’s get maple! Ooo or cherry!” says Amber excitedly. Justin laughs at her enthusiasm. “Maybe. Why don’t we look around this blog and see what else we can find about kitchens first.”