For a number of reasons, wood remains one of the most popular materials used to make custom cabinets for the kitchen and other parts of the home. These are
just some of the benefits of wood cabinets:
- They are sturdy and heavy-duty, able to support granite countertops or other types of
- They are available in a variety of wood options and stains, which gives the home owner a wide range of choices for matching cabinets to the rest of their
- They will always be in style, and installing quality custom wooden cabinets can increase the resale value of your home.
Granite Encounters offers custom cabinetry in a variety of wood choices. Below, we discuss the benefits of three of the most popular types of wood
cabinets we offer:
Oak Custom Cabinets
Oak is known for its distinctive open grain. It is a porous wood, which allows it to absorb stains quite well. Oak custom cabinets are typically available
in a wide variety of colours, from lighter, natural and honey shades all the way to darker tones like chestnut. Since oak is a very hard and heavy wood, you
will find that your cabinets are especially strong and durable. Oak is typically used for cabinets in kitchens or other areas of the home that have a casual,
traditional, rustic or country style of decor.
Maple Custom Cabinetry
Maple has a fine and uniform grain, which gives it a smooth appearance, although there are occasional curly or wavy variations in the grain pattern. Maple
is naturally lighter than oak, and you will usually see lighter to medium finishes on this type of wood, but custom maple cabinets can be stained, glazed or
painted to suit a wide variety of colour schemes and decor, from traditional to contemporary. This wood is also hard-wearing and strong, making it an
excellent candidate for your kitchen remodeling project.
Cherry Kitchen Cabinets
Cherry cabinets are strong and very durable, and can be used to complement many different types of kitchen styles; they have been very popular in Shaker,
Mission and Craftsman style kitchens but are also suitable for modern spaces as well as the most traditional. This wood's grains are close and straight, giving
your cabinets a smooth feeling and a refined and elegant appearance. Colours range from lighter, creamier shades to darker, richer red and reddish-brown tones.
The colour of cherry wood will gradually darken or mellow with age.