Kitchen Cabinet Refacing doorstyle
Choosing the right cabinet door for your kitchen refacing
At Classic Kitchen Cabinet Refacingwe’ll help you find that cabinet door.
When selecting your kitchen cabinets it all comes down to three
important details: type, color and grain.
Hardwood: Hardwoods are often used for their
beautiful grains high durability and resistance to warping.They also take finishes and stains
Hardwoods include: birch, oak, maple, cherry,
beech, ash, walnut and mahogany
Softwood: Softwoods grow faster than hardwoods and
are generally less expensive than hardwood. Softwood can be replenished faster so it is thought to be a more
environmentally friendly option. Softwood is lightweight and easy to work with.
pine, spruce, cedar, hemlock and cypress
All woods have natural color variations. This is the beauty of natural wood, every
piece has its own distinct color and pattern . AtClassic Kitchen Cabient Refacing we can enhance and bring out the woods natural color variations, we offer over 230
standard wood color finishes for each species of wood. We do our own custom color mixing &
matching for a limitless stain color selection and we custom finish all doors and materials for quality
control and uniformity. We will have this selection available to you during your free in home consultation,
so that you can view the different wood stain choices as well as the different wood variations in the natural
light of your own kitchen.
Grain refers to the woods texture and various patterns that appear
in it. The beauty of it all is that every tree has its own distinct pattern giving each cabinet door its own unique
Here are a few of the many patterns you will find in
- Fine: Discreet &
- Lined: vertical
- Cross: Lines that run
parallel to the sides of the wood
- Spiral: funnel-like
- Waved: Wavy
- Circular: Circular
- Arched: Curved or bowed
When creating a specific look and feel for your kitchen you will
want to view all your cabinet door options so you can better decide which wood cabinet will be the best fit in your
Some of the Most Popular Cabinet Door
Maple is a medium to hard wood with a straight,
wavy or curly grain. It has a smooth texture and different color variations. Maple is a hard and sturdy wood that
makes it extremely durable. It has a light, even appearance that produces a smooth, clean look
when stained. You may also choose to stain it to give it the appearance of other more expensive hardwoods and
softwoods like cherry and cedar. Maple is a popular choice in the cabinet industry and has lived up to it’s
reputation as a smooth textured medium/hardwood that is durable, easy to work with, and looks fabulous in any
Fact: Maple is a single growth wood, meaning that
once the current supply of maple wood has been used, no more wood exists to replace it. ” United States Government
forestry experts estimate that within twenty-five years the present supply of maple will be gone,” according to
Craftsman Style. After this, maple wood will become as expensive as rare woods such as
Oak comes in both red and white varieties. It’s
grain is course and can vary from straight lines to distinctive arched patterns. It makes a wonderful cabinet that
takes stains and finishes well.
Birch is a light colored wood that has unique color
variations that range from yellow to cream to a dark red. Its a smooth hardwood which has straight, curly or wavy
grains running through it. It is a very durable wood and will take stains and finishes well. It is very versatile
and looks beautiful in any kitchen.
Hickory varies in color from an extremely light
cream to a dark reddish brown and occasionally can lean towards black. Hickory is a hard and heavy wood with
various streaks running through it that will add beautiful and unique accents to your
Cherry has its own beautiful and unique color that
consists of pinkish-brown tones along with various shades of white, gray or green.Be aware that Cherry will
dramatically darken several shades as it ages and is exposed to the light. Cherry is a smooth grained wood that
will bring elegance to any kitchen.
Browse through our before and after
photos at Classic Kitchen
Cabinet Refacing to view some of
the different cabinet refacing styles available.
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