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Various Timber Species That You Can Choose From When Investing In Custom Cabinetry

While most prebuilt houses will come outfitted with stock cabinets, a good number of homeowners can agree that the mass-produced cabinets are not suited to their households' demands. This is not surprising when you take into account that your kitchen habits may vary vastly from your neighbors'. So it goes without saying that you could be contemplating having custom cabinetry designed for your space. The trick to making the most of the cost of these personalized cabinets is merging both form and function. And a tenet for doing so is selecting the best type of wood to suit your aesthetic vision and budget. Considering how many timber species are available, narrowing down your options can provide to be daunting. To remedy that, check out these timber species that you can deliberate on when investing in custom cabinetry.

American cherry

This type of hardwood timber species is a popular option among homeowners due to its economical price tag when compared to other hardwoods. The reason for this is that American cherry tends to be softer among these timber species, so it is quite easy to work with. Moreover, its natural reddish-brown hues make it an alluring option for any kitchen since the cabinets will add a pop of color to the space without having to be painted. The main drawback of cherry to be wary of is its vulnerability to cosmetic damage in the form of nicks and scrapes because, as mentioned above, it is a soft hardwood. Nonetheless, as long as you are careful about not knocking it with pots and pans, you can rest assured that your custom cherry cabinetry will only look better with age. 

American Red Alder

Despite the name, this softwood time species is available in a range of colors. Admittedly, red is the most popular option, but you can also select this timber species in tan and deep brown hues. The second thing you should know about the American red alder is that it is available in two main options — the knotty alder and the clear alder. As suggested by the name, the knotty alder is characterized by knots on its grain. Contrary to popular belief, these knots are not flaws since, if the cabinets are scratched or dented, the knotty alder will simply take on a distressed appearance that is perfect for kitchens with a rustic interior design. Clear alder, on the other hand, is free of knots. Instead, it is renowned for its uniform grain, which is perfect for kitchens with a minimalist aesthetic.