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Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species

Wood Types for Kitchen Cabinets in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside & Orange, CA

When it comes to kitchen cabinets, Mr. Cabinet Care has the best wood selection in all of Southern California. From alder to maple and beyond, we have every type of wood species you could possibly desire. Lean on our team to help you pick out the perfect wood for your new cabinets and you won’t be disappointed.

Cabinet Wood Species

Whether you are looking for beautiful oak wood for your new kitchen cabinets, a rich cherry, beech, maple, or alder, we have it in stock. Wood types for cabinets differ according to a myriad of factors ranging from weight to color, texture, rigidity, grain and beyond. You can trust our wood experts to educate you about each of these differences.

It is important to note that wood pieces differ even if they are of the exact same species. All sorts of different factors ranging from tree composition to milling, exposure to the sun, and even moisture dictate how a piece turns out. Let’s take a look at each type of wood for cabinets to give you a better idea as to which is ideal for your particular kitchen.


Maple Wood

Hard maple looks good in just about any environment. It has an all-natural aesthetic with considerable density. Its cream color is certainly easy on the eyes, especially when the light brings out its gold and red hues. No staining is necessary thanks to this wood’s unique grain and density. We add a clear coating to give it a sleek aesthetic that is certain to catch your eye.

Maple Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Cherry Wood

Cherry wood is a luxurious choice for your kitchen cabinets thanks to its rich hue, knots, and beautiful grain composition. You’ll adore its tones that range from brown to red. Add in the fact that cherry wood cabinets tend to last across posterity and it is easy to figure out why they have become all the rage.

Cherry Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Alder Wood

Those who desire a wood species similar to cherry but do not want to pay the comparably high price will find alder wood to be perfect for their kitchen cabinets. This affordable wood species looks quite rich and lovely. Its color can be a brown/red combination or even a light yellow. Since alder has a fairly low sapwood level, it has a softer aesthetic than many other types of wood. You’ll love its texture as well as the fact that its closed grain takes on just about any type of stain with ease.

Alder Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Beech Wood

Beech wood is revered for its rigidity and compatibility with stains. Light in color, this wood also features some dark flecks that add to its visual appeal. The wood also bears a straight grain aesthetic with knots mixed in.

Beech Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Oak Wood

Oak is an absolutely gorgeous cabinet wood species. Take one look at oak kitchen cabinets and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. This wood features elongated arches and “sweeping” formations that leave an indelible imprint in your mind’s eye. The wood aficionados at Mr. Cabinet Care lean toward read oak as it is visually appealing and stains quite nicely.

Oak Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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The Janka Hardness Scale was developed to measure the resistance to denting and abrasion of certain wood species. It’s a great tool to gauge which wood types are suitable for flooring or cabinetry (pounds-force.)

Above you will see where Maple, Cherry, Alder, Beech and Oak measure on the scale. Some woods such as Cuipo and Balsa measure as low as 22! At Mr. Cabinet Care, we take pride in offering top quality hardwood species that will last for years to come.

Trust Mr. Cabinet Care to Help You Select the Best Wood for Your Cabinets

Countless Southern California homeowners have relied on Mr. Cabinet Care for assistance in selecting the right wood species for their new kitchen cabinets. Contact us to schedule an appointment and we will sit down with you to figure out exactly which type of wood is ideal for your unique kitchen!