By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Cabinet. At Thursday, September 12th 2019, 06:40:13 AM.
The use of slab, wood veneer cabinet doors is a trend ( for more trends check out – 13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See )that adds warmth and depth to a modern kitchen. According to Taylor Craft Cabinet Door Company, slab veneer doors have been popular in Europe for decades and are now finally increasing in popularity in the United States.
A prime goal during kitchen remodeling (sometimes the only goal) is changing the look of the cabinets. Surprisingly often, cabinets that are otherwise in good structural shape are demolished and replaced simply because the homeowner is tired of their look. This is similar to getting rid of a perfectly good car just because you do not like its color.
However, as you progress to lighter cabinet stains, the selection of wood is crucial. A strongly patterned wood like hickory is much different from the creamier maple in these lighter finishes. So, this is where wood selection comes into play. It is fair to note that even in the dark finishes, the characteristic streaks and burls of hickory will show through to some extent. Armstrong Cabinets has an excellent comparison of the different types of woods available for new kitchen cabinets.