If you're looking to give your kitchen a new and interesting look, then by all means you should consider giving your kitchen cabinets a complete makeover. Some makeovers do little to transform your kitchen into an exciting and lovable place to gather for food and fun, but giving your kitchen cabinets a completely new look will definitely make a statement. And beautiful red oak cabinets neatly stained and carefully varnished will not only make a beautiful impression but they will also extend a warm and gracious invitation to all your family and friends.
There are two varieties of oak hardwood, namely red oak and white oak. White oak is heavier and harder than red oak. Red oak, opposite to what the name implies, comes in white shades and light to dark reddish brown shades. Red oak contains less grain patterns compared to white oak. The greatest advantage of oak kitchen cabinets is that they can be sanded, cleaned and refinished as per need and the luster of the wood remains the same.
The first step is to find a reputable dealer of fine unfinished furniture. You can research on the internet, visit your local home supply store, or get recommendations from family and friends. You then need to take measurements of the kitchen, and decide where you want the cabinets to go. When you are shopping for your unfinished oak kitchen cabinet, keep in mind there are two types of cabinets. One is framed, and this means that the cabinets have front edges that will box in and taper the openings. An unframed cabinet is better for larger item storage. You want the shelves and the drawers to be at least ¾ inch thick for maximum strength and stability.
Oak has long been a preferred wood for many areas of the home and the kitchen is no exception. Oak is known for its durability and longevity as well as natural beauty. If you want a whole new look for your kitchen, consider refacing the cabinets in oak.
Oak kitchen cabinets can be a great addition to any new or existing one. Many homes are constructed with a lower grade wood for the cabinets simply due to the builder wanting to save a little money. While these cabinets may be functional, over time, they will simply not outlast the natural durability of oak.
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