How to Choose Wood for Your Kitchen Cabinetry

May 18, 2020

To complete the design of your dream home, you’ll need to incorporate kitchen cabinetry on your project list. Luxury wood cabinetry from Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry, Inc. will give you years of joyous moments spent with loved ones in the kitchen. The choice in wood for kitchen cabinetry depends on a few factors. Here’s what you need to consider:

Factors to consider in choosing wood for kitchen cabinetry:


Cabinetry materials come in a variety of price categories and are often the most important factor in choosing materials for your kitchen. The more expensive options are often solid hardwood with specific finishes that will last the longest under the harsh environment of a kitchen. Less expensive options such as plywood and chipboard are more affordable but probably will not last as long as natural hardwood. 


Different construction methods in kitchen cabinetry use different amounts of wood to produce the end result. If you’re looking at lower-priced options, the cabinetmaker will use dowels and rabbets in construction. For longer-lasting options, dovetails are used. Dovetails are more expensive because there is more wood needed in the construction process. 


High-end solid wood cabinetry have excellent grain-matching properties, but when you’re looking at more affordable options, veneered cabinetry offers beautiful finishes in various different styles to match your budget. 


The original color of the wood can be changed through the use of stains and other finishes. The type of finish you want to achieve will dictate the types of suitable wood for your specific needs. Stains and other finishes can make less expensive types of wood (such as birch) look like more expensive types of wood. You can also choose to have your cabinetry finished with paint to completely mask the original wood underneath to create a modern feel. 

Need advice on trends, storage solutions and the perfect material choice for your kitchen cabinetry? Contact the masters in luxury wooden cabinetry, Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry, Inc. for more information.