August 26, 2015

Choosing A Cabinet Wood Type

Choosing The Best Wood Type Cabinet

Cabinets are an essential furniture item that is useful for storage, display and décor. Although they are available in a variety of materials, such as wood, metal and glass, wooden cabinets are the most popular for their elegance, durability, sturdiness as well as appeal. However, as wooden cabinets also come in a huge variety it is essential to determine the type of wood that would complement the existing furniture of your house or the particular room.

Here are some cabinet wood types:


This durable wood can withstand rough wear and tear. It is elegant and can be used for traditional style cabinets. It is usually reddish brown in color which may darken with age.

Pecan Wood:

This wood comes in various colors such as reddish brown, dark brown and white. Pecan wood is known to be rugged and is coarse to touch. It also has random mineral streaks, burls and knots, which add to its appearance.


This wood is lighter than oak and leads a rustic style to the room. It has a coarse texture with random natural textures like knots, burls etc.

Red Oak:

It is durable, affordable and available in a variety of styles and finishes. Red oak is popular for traditional cabinet styles.

White Oak:

This is stronger than red oak and has a subtle grain. It provides a more creative look to the furniture.

Walnut Wood:

This wood is smooth and ranges from dark chocolate to light red or grey brown colors. This wood mellows with age and gets lighter in color.

Birch Wood:

It has a smooth surface, is durable and heavy. It poses a white or yellow color texture and can have straight, wavy or curly grains on it. This wood can bear excessive wear and tear and is available in paint, stained and polished finishes.

Maple Wood:

This is a strong and durable wood and can be used in the kitchen as well as bathroom. It comes in a variety of finishes, paints and stains.

Ash Wood:

This is also a durable cabinet wood, which is lighter in color.


It is a soft wood and is less resistant to wear and tear. It is usually used for custom cabinets and is pale yellow in color.

We, at Washington Valley Cabinet Shop, have a wide range of cabinets in different wood types. For more information, you can call us at (908) 621-0559 or visit 1930 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville, NJ 08836.