05|2017

How to Choose a Wood for Your Cabinets

Wood is warm and wonderful.

Sometimes you might have an idea what wood you love and want for your kitchen and bath cabinets, but if you don’t it can be confusing. Why do we offer so many wood types and finishing options? Because while all our customers expect the same attention to detail….

No two dreams are ever the same.

Wood is a natural material. As such, seasonal growth patterns and weather conditions contribute to the uniqueness of the grain and color of each piece. These conditions also add the swirls, burls, mineral streaking, fine pinholes, pitch pockets and color streaks that you see in all fine cabinetry and furniture. Later, as the wood is cut, sanded and rubbed with a finish, all of these features combine to give your cabinetry luxurious character.

Dark wood kitchen cabinets with large center island

Variations in the grain and color of hardwood cabinetry are more noticeable in natural or light finishes, while a darker finish choice may make the wood’s diversity less apparent. These variants are part of the natural beauty of hardwood, not the manufacturing process. If you want a more uniform look on your cabinet doors you might prefer a painted cabinet. Our warranty cannot cover differences in color, grain and other natural contrasts in our wood cabinets. Nor can it cover possible differences in color when adding new cabinetry to those previously installed.

Wood Options for your Cabinets at JM by Homecrest

CHERRY CABINET CHARACTERISTICS

Natural color may vary from tan-blonde to deep brown within a panel

  • Cherry darkens naturally as it ages, blending hues from golden yellow to deep red
cherry cabinet

HICKORY CABINET CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong, dramatic grain pattern
  • Natural color may range from blonde to tobacco-brown within a panel
  • Natural beauty enhanced by random wormholes and knots.
  • Open knots possible
hickory wood cabinet door

MAPLE CABINET CHARACTERISTICS

  • Subtle grain pattern
  • Smooth, uniform appearance
  • Natural color may range from creamy-white to pale, reddish-brown within a panel
  • May include tiny “bird’s eye” dots and mineral streaks
maple cabinet door

OAK CABINET CHARACTERISTICS

  • Very strong, open-grain pattern
  • Natural color may vary from salmon-red to dark cinnamon within a panel
  • May include random worm holes, mineral deposits, knots and wild-grain patterns
oak wood cabinet door by homecrest cabinetry

RUSTIC HICKORY CABINET CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong, dramatic grain pattern
  • Natural color may range from blonde to tobacco-brown within a panel
  • Natural beauty enhanced by random wormholes and knots.
  • Open knots possible
hickory wood cabinet door

THERMOFOIL

  • 5/8″ thick medium density fiberboard overlaid with a rigid vinyl
  • Permanently pressure bonded overlays
  • Resistant to stains and scratches
thermafoil cabinet door