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Homeowner, Meet Maple: Getting to Know Maple Cabinets

Although the world is full of tree types, only a few types of wood are typically used to make semi custom cabinets. At Wellborn Forest Products, for example, we offer just four types: cherry, oak, and maple cabinets. We can meet just about any design need with these four versatile and quality woods, so we don’t have a reason to build our cabinets with any other type.

And with the versatility of maple cabinets, it’s as if we offer many kinds of woods to choose from!

Maple cabinets are extremely durable, and people have been making furniture from maple for many years. That in and of itself makes maple a great choice for kitchen cabinets, where the wood tends to get a beating from the heavy use of that room.

But it’s the maple wood’s versatility that really lends itself to being such a smart choice for semi custom cabinets. Don’t picture the maple of your youth, only light-toned and bland. Maple can be so much more! (We just didn’t know it back then, I guess.) Instead, clear your mind of any preconceived notions about what maple looks like—because it can look like just about anything, including stain, paint and custom finishes.

Stained maple cabinets
Maple cabinets can be stained to enhance the natural beauty of the wood, but they can also be stained to look like something else—even a dark walnut. Maple has a smooth, even grain that can be stained for a consistent look. Whether you choose to highlight the color of the wood or darken (or lighten) the wood to look like something else, you’ll have an attractive end result.

Painted maple cabinets
That smooth even grain that makes maple a good choice for stain also makes maple cabinets a good choice for painting. Whether you’re thinking simply antique white or a light gray, or you have a definite color in mind and you’re going to use our YourColor paint matching to get an exact color you’ve fallen in love with, maple cabinets will deliver.

Custom-finished maple cabinets
Maple is also a perfect choice if you’re going to choose from among our hand-wiped glazes, pencil glazes, and heirloom finishes. These glazes and finishes give your kitchen a fully customized look, even when you use the more affordable semi custom cabinets. (Hint: Semi custom cabinets can be as gorgeous as custom cabinets without the price tag!) And with maple as the wood under the finish, you know you’ll get a consistent look throughout, on every single door and drawer.

Maple might not be the sexiest of the woods you can choose from for your new kitchen cabinets. It might not have the panache of say walnut or cherry. But it you want a wood that’s going to go the distance for you, lasting for many years, while also being willing to give you almost any look you desire, maple is the wood for you.

Which Wood? Make It Maple! Maple Cabinets, That Is…

In “The Wizard of Oz,” it’s lions and tigers and bears, oh my! In the world of semi custom cabinets, it’s cherry and walnut and oak, oh my! Wait! It’s also maple…and here’s why you might want to make maple cabinets your wood of choice for your new kitchen…

Maple cabinets will last

There’s a good reason humans have been using maple for furniture and cabinets for a very long time: It’s tough! Maple is a hard wood—a very hard wood—making it a durable choice for such a hardworking room like a kitchen. When you buy your cabinets from quality semi custom cabinets company and give them proper care, your maple cabinets should last for decades.

Maple cabinets are versatile

Maple is a pretty wood, but it’s a good choice for kitchens because it is also so versatile. Maple has a smooth, even grain that makes it suitable for stains and painting both, because you get consistent results. If you’re shopping semi custom cabinets looking for a particular color or shade for your new kitchen, consider maple to be an option because it can be almost whatever you want it to be.

Madison Maple Caviar Chocolate HeirloomCheck out the kitchen in this picture. Those are maple cabinets! You wouldn’t know it just by looking at them because they are stained dark and look more like walnut, right? The wood is maple, the style Madison, and the stain dark as can be.

Maple cabinets are an affordable option

Speaking of maple cabinets that look like walnut, we’re on to the third reason maple makes sense as a wood choice: price. Maple tends to be more affordable than cherry or walnut. But if you want a cherry or walnut look in your kitchen, your semi custom cabinets can be stained to look like a dark wood, even if they’re not, when they’re maple.

Certainly if your heart is set on cherry or another type of wood for your kitchen, you have plenty of choices among semi custom cabinets. But if you’re going for durable, versatile and affordable, you might want to make it maple.