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Types of Wood Species for Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Kitchen Mart offers a variety of wood species through their custom and cabinet refacing line, as well as KraftMaid® cabinetry

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Kitchen Mart offers a variety of wood species through their custom and cabinet refacing line, as well as KraftMaid® cabinetry. Color, stain and depth-of-color are very difficult to show on your computer screen. We recommend you visit one of our two showrooms, in Sacramento or Rocklin to see and touch real wood samples.

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Wood Species and Wood Characteristics

Natural wood has been used for centuries, prized for both its richness of color, variation and durability. From rich warm cherry to handsome walnut and everything in between, Kitchen Mart offers you the finest hardwoods available. Not seeing your preferred wood species. Contact your Kitchen Mart designer for additional wood options available.

  • Alder

    Alder is characterized by its straight grain and even texture. It’s an excellent choice for homeowners that desire color tones between that of Cherry and Maple. It’s a fantastic warm tone that can fit a
    broad range of design styles, from classic to contemporary.

  • Birch

    Birch is a smooth hardwood with straight, wavy or curly grains with a high shock resistance that takes any stain well. Birch is mostly a light-colored wood, and varies from cream to light yellow. However, the wood found in the center of the tree, or heartwood, takes on a darker reddish brown color, which may result in unique color variations in your cabinetry. It is versatile and can achieve any look, from a more casual space to a refined setting.

  • Cherry

    There’s no mistaking the elegance of rich, warm, cherry kitchens. Cherry mellows beautifully with age and deepens to a handsome darker tone. This “mellowing” effect is enhanced by exposure to bright light and, depending on the amount of exposure, will tend to darken several shades over time. Considered a luxury wood due, cherry has pinkish-brown hues. Its dark color brings a warm elegance to any room.

  • European Steamed Beech
    European Steamed Beech

    European Steamed Beech is straight-grained with a close uniform texture. Sapwood is white with a red tinge, and light to dark reddish-brown heartwood.

  • Hickory / Pecan
    Hickory / Pecan

    Hickory and Pecan are some of the strongest, hardest and heaviest woods with random natural streaks that add unique accents to your cabinetry. With character all their own and ranges of attractive color variations that are naturally prominent, either wood can be enhanced by light or dark stains. From the rugged,
    natural look of a cabin kitchen, to the rich wood tones of an uptown kitchen, Hickory and Pecan cross a variety of styles.

  • Maple

    Maple is is a medium to hard wood with a straight, wavy or curly grain. Popular for its shock resistance and durability, maple has a light, uniform appearance that produces a smooth, clean look. Another plus is that it can also be finished to resemble other, more expensive hardwoods and softwoods such as cherry. A great choice for an updated, light, airy kitchen or creating a dramatic kitchen with darker tones or finishes.

  • Oak

    Oak is a very hard, heavy wood with coarse grain that varies from straight to a distinctive sweeping arch pattern. It blends beautifully with many different designs, complementing its surroundings with warmth and beauty. Bring the outdoors inside your home with the natural textures of oak’s grain.

  • Quartersawn Oak
    Quartersawn Oak

    Quartersawn Oak is a classic technique of cutting oak unveiling a simple yet unique style that lends itself to both traditional and modern interiors. Highlight the grain with a classic light stain, or enjoy the texture and warmth of the wood with a deep rich stain.

  • Thermo Foil (Deco-Form)
    Thermo Foil (Deco-Form)

    Thermofoil cabinetry is fresh and always in style. Bonding a durable layer of phenolic backing to traditional rigid thermo foil, Deco Lam is an exact match to doors, drawers, and moldings. These whites and wood-like finishes are created by using durable thermofoil materials which are permanently applied to the wood, providing a hard-wearing, long-lasting, easy-to-clean surface.

  • Walnut

    Walnut is a great wood for contrast with lighter-colored species due to its light to dark chocolate brown heartwood, with occasional purplish casts.

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