There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to determining whether your current cabinets are real wood or not. Or maybe you are looking to remodel and want all real wood cabinets but are unsure what to look for. There are so many choices out there and the selection keeps growing. However, at Busby Cabinets in Gainesville, FL there are some things we recommend you look for on your own that will help you determine whether you have real wood or not.
Telltale Signs of Real or Fake Wood
Some of the easiest tells of fake wood can be discovered by examining the sides of your cabinets. If you see chips in the doors and the corners are sharp edged than you’re dealing with a synthetic product. Other tells range from a glassy hard feel to the front of the cabinet, grain patterns that join at 90-degrees, loose detached flaps due to gluing, seams that are white with cracks in them, or a lacquer that is soft to the touch..
When scrutinizing real wood, look at the lacquer. The lacquer of real wood is much brighter than the dull shine of a laminate piece. Grain patterns are also a dead give away. Grain patterns are unique and similar to your fingerprint–the grain patterns do not repeat themselves.
Investing in Real Wood
Real wood cabinets have a dovetail joinery. Dovetail joints offer the strongest joint pattern in carpentry. The joints interlock, do not need glue, and provide resistance against destruction. Investing in this storage solution means long lasting functionality.
There are a lot of colors and stains which make the price in woods vary. It is important to consider the overall style of your home so that your cabinets create a seamless crossover between the kitchen to dining room to living room, particularly in open concept areas. If you are going for a consistent theme in your home, you may want to choose the same stain, style, and wood in your bathrooms as well.
Cherry wood is known for its red undertones but also comes in a variety of other colors. If you are looking to add warmth or a richness to a room, you may want to consider cherry as your hard wood. If you like deep, dark colors then walnut may be the wood you’re looking for. Maple is light weight, gives a nice contemporary look, and is user friendly when staining. If you think you may want to change the look of your kitchen or spruce it up later down the line, maple offers you the flexibility to be stained in multiple colors. This super functional material gives you choices to go dark, warm, or light depending on your taste.
We want to assure you that you’ll be receiving the best craftsmanship and quality product out there. At Busby Cabinets in Gainesville, FL we leave the confusion out and will make sure all your questions are answered. Don’t hesitate to ask us about our real wood cabinets and the varieties available to you. Our goal is to leave you satisfied and to give you peace of mind when making your purchase. You can contact us multiple ways through our website, email and by phone. Our number is (423) 584-2436 and our website is busbycabinets.com