Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Different Types Of Wood Used For Designing Cabinets

If you are planning to renovate your home, there are many factors that must be considered before doing so. From door style to cabinet construction, colours, hardwares – there are a lot of things that should be kept in mind before initiating the renovation process. 

In this blog, we are going to discuss about cabinets. Custom made cabinets are best to opt for rather than to purchase a ready-made cabinet. This is because installation of a custom made cabinet is easier if compared with a ready-made cabinet. A professional dealing with bespoke furniture in Berkshire can offer cabinets constructed using different styles and materials. Some common types of woods that are used for constructing a custom cabinets have been discussed below.
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1. Pine: Pine comes in a wide range of colours such as white, yellowish and reddish brown shades. It is a soft wood and therefore easier to work, as it takes stains and glue very well. Pine is commonly used for making different types of furniture, including cabinetry. 

2. Oak: This wood is very hard in nature and widely used for making cabinetry, doors, furniture, floorings, mouldings, and other innovative works. It has prominent patterns and rough textures.

3. Maple: It is a highly abrasion-resistant wood. The wood is available in two different types: Soft Maple Wood (lightweight) and Hard Maple Wood. Maple usually has a smooth surface with grain patterns. Hard maple is used for constructing items like work tops, stairs, butcher blocks and of course, cabinets.

4. Cherry: This wood is stable and hard in nature. It is a multi coloured hardwood which contains pinkish brown hue with shades of pink, grey and white. It looks great and takes all types of stains and finishes extremely well. Cherry darkens over time & when exposed to sunlight. It is mainly used for constructing fine furniture, cabinetry, mouldings, flooring, doors and panels.

5. Alder: It is popularly used for making cabinetry, doors, other kinds of furniture items, mouldings etc. The wood is normally pale yellow to reddish brown in colour and features straight grains having pin knots. It is soft compared to other hardwoods, but has great colour consistency and stability.

6. Poplar: It is light in weight and soft when compared to other hardwood materials. It is yellowish in colour and sometimes comes with little dark streaks. It is popularly used in making cabinetry, sidings, panelling, moulding, furnitures, doors etc.

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