It's Not as Granular as you Think: Choosing the Wood for Your Cabinet Doors
Published: April 02, 2020
Here at Estate Millwork, we offer a wide variety ofÂ cabinet doors for you to choose from. The choice of style is entirely up to you, of course, and have fun making your selections! However, a somewhat more involved choice might be which wood to choose. Personal taste is the ultimate guide to your choice, as always, but there are a few things you might consider.
Cabinet doorsÂ are mostly an indoor feature, but circumstances vary. It might be that you plan on installing a cabinet door outside, or someplace that sees strong temperature variation and moisture. In that case, Spanish Cedar is an excellent choice. Its a very solid choice for outdoor applications, being hardy and bug-resistant.
In most cases your cabinet doors will be on the inside, though. So then the big question is this: Do you need them painted? If these cabinet doors are a part of an existing set, or if you need them to match or compliment the color of the room where they will be located, then the answer is probably yes. That means you need a nice, smooth wood that paints well. And that means you want Poplar. How good is Poplar for painting? Well, centuries ago, a fellow by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci painted a little something called the Mona Lisa on Poplar. You won't get a better recommendation than that!
If matching colors is not an issue, and what you would rather do is have the natural beauty of the wood itself do the talking, then you have many more options. What you want is a wood with an attractive grain, and one that you can stain and varnish for just the right effect. Woods like Walnut, Mahogany, or Oak are just perfect for this. They have beautiful grain, and will give the warm tones of woodwork wherever they are installed. The stain you use will tint the wood to the exact shade you need, but do not forget to varnish! Cabinet doors tend to see a lot of use, so you want to protect them, and varnish is a good way to do that.
With woodwork, the choice of what wood to use is of course very important. You have a lot of choices! But by keeping in mind just what you want to do with your cabinet doors, you should be able to narrow your choices down pretty quickly to the perfect choice for you.
Build your new Custom Louvered Cabinet Doors and get a Free Instant Quote Today
Our state of the art designers allow you to design and build completely customized Louvered Cabinet Doors to fit your exact needs.
Questions or concerns contact us here or via 412.641.0177 .Build an Instant Quote
Get Started Designing Your New Wooden Cabinet Doors Today!
V Groove Cabinet Doors
Louvered Cabinet Doors
Flat Panel Cabinet Doors
Check Out Our Line of Louvered Cabinet Doors
Contact Us @ 412.641.0177
Why Hardwood Prevails: A Compelling Choice Over Dimensional Lumber For Your Next Project
Published: November 27, 2023
Choosing Elegance And Functionality: A Guide To Selecting The Perfect French Doors For Your Home
Published: November 21, 2023
Shut That Winter Wind Out With Custom Oak And Custom Alder Shutters
Published: November 07, 2023
Goodbye, Ugly Doors. Hello, Gorgeous Interior Barn Doors
Published: October 31, 2023
Enhancing Your Home's Aesthetics With Wooden Shutters: A Comprehensive Guide
Published: October 24, 2023
Transforming Your Kitchen: A Guide To Replacing Cabinet Doors
Published: October 20, 2023
Choosing The Right Exterior Wood Doors For Your Home
Published: October 13, 2023
What You Should Look For In Interior Wooden Doors
Published: October 09, 2023
Arched Shutters Can Make Even The Plainest House Look Better
Published: September 29, 2023
How To Use French Doors To Make Your House Look Expensive
Published: September 18, 2023