Oak cabinets stand out for their unique luster and beauty. A traditional oak cabinet projects a clear basic glaze and helps to brighten up any room and hence is the favorite of contractors. Traditional kitchen cabinets are unique for its strong grain, knotting and beautiful texture. Oak is a durable hardwood commonly grown in North America. Oak cabinets are affordable due to the abundance of the wood and an average one costs around $3000. A prominent feature of the hardwood is the lasting quality and hence is very popular. The classical honey cathedral oak cabinet never fades from style.
You can even stain your new oak cabinets or cabinet doors to add versatility. Be careful, however, when staining new doors that they will match the rest of the cabinets. Here you would probably want to stain both the doors and cabinets. Making sure they match is the key.
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.
Believe it or not, there are some folk out there who do not appreciate the beauty and the richness of red oak wood and there are some people out there who really don't appreciate oak wood at all. But I'm not one of them and over the years I have come to love and revere oak wood in general and particularly red oak wood. In this article I am going to give you a step by step guide to help you stain and varnish your red oak cabinets. I will be focusing on new cabinets but the same procedures are in order for existing red oak cabinets with the exception being that all existing coatings on your cabinets must be completely removed before you can re-stain them. Once again, I cannot stress this point enough; all previous coatings-stains, urethane, paints and primers must be totally removed from your cabinets before you can begin your re-staining and re-varnishing system.
Types of Oak
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