Kitchen Remodeling 101: Cherry or Alder Wood Cabinets
Many of Mr. CabinetCare’s customers are interested in rich, warm wood tones but have a difficult time picking between cherry or alder wood. As there are benefits to both types of wood, join us today as we uncover more about what each has to offer. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes tour of a recently remodeled kitchen with gorgeous alder wood cabinets.
Cherry wood is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets because of its smooth texture and inviting red undertones. It is impossible not to feel comfy and cozy when you’re surrounded by such beautiful cabinetry. Also, cherry wood ages over time and deepens in richness and warmth – a quality that is sought after by many homeowners. Unlike other types of wood, cherry is resistant to fading or weakening from sunlight, in fact – it will most likely darken when exposed to the sun.
Cherry wood is also a very durable material. It can withstand daily wear and tear, and is resistant to warping. Not to mention, its satiny fine grain contributes to the elegance of any kitchen.
Alder cabinets are another top choice to achieve a warm, inviting tone in your kitchen. It stains beautifully because of its fine grain composition. But, one common concern of homeowners is alder’s durability factor. How does alder wood measure up when it comes to hardness and resistance to wear and tear? If you have a family of five and foresee a lot of action in your kitchen, you may want to opt for a harder wood. However, although it is not known for its strength, alder wood can withstand daily usage and can be a great choice for homeowners who plan to take good care of their cabinetry.
Check out this kitchen remodel video tour that features alder cabinets:
“Here we are in Trabuco Canyon looking at a recent kitchen remodel from Mr. CabinetCare. We did the Brighton door style in Alder Wood, cardamom stain, a licorice glaze and a labradorite multi-colored granite. Tile backplash. Posts on the island. Neat little over hang on the island for seating. It turned out beautiful!”
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