If you're planning to add a custom-made wooden cabinet to your home,
one of the most important decisions you will need to make is what kind
of wood to use. Every
type of wood
is slightly different and offers its own unique advantages, so it can be
helpful to know a little about some of the most popular types of wood
Cherry. Cherry is a higher-end wood choice for cabinets that is available in both
deep red and reddish-brown. It has a tendency to darken over time with
prolonged exposure to sunlight, which gives it a rich and warm look that
is perfect for cabinets.
Maple. If you're looking for a wood that will be easy to paint or stain,
you might consider maple, which has a smooth texture and a consistent
grain. With its light color and uniform appearance, maple is a wood that
is suitable for many environments.
Poplar. A medium density and versatile wood that is easy to work with. Poplar
is the best choice if you are wanting to stain or paint your cabinets
as it holds both well.
Red oak is a popular option because of its rich, grainy texture, which lends it
an old-fashioned appearance often associated with traditional cabinets.
It is a tough, sturdy wood that works well in many different contexts.
Mahogany. Mahogany is another high-end choice that offers an appealing deep red
color, along with a distinctive grain pattern that many homeowners love.
Like cherry, mahogany tends to take on a deeper, darker color as it ages.
You can find the custom-made cabinet you're looking for at Southern
Lumber, serving the San Jose community for a century and counting. Our
experienced staff will be pleased to help you pick out the perfect wood.
Visit our website to peruse our products, or call (408) 297-WOOD with