Oak Kitchen Cabinets
Oak kitchen cabinets are popular for their durability and their timeless quality that works well in many interior design styles. Oak hardwood often shows a variety of natural patterns, which give each piece a one of a kind look.
Straight grain oak, also known as quarter sawn or rift cut, has an elegant, straight-line appearance, which sets it apart from the more common “cathedral grain” of plain sawn oak. Its inherent and enhanced stability makes straight grain oak a more desirable and higher value alternative than plain sawn oak for any application.
CliqStudios.com offers oak cabinets in the Rockford and Dayton styles.
Characteristics of the Oak Hardwood
Oak is very hard and its dense, coarse grain makes it highly resistant to damage. Oak is known for its distinct rays that add to its attractiveness and appeal. Variations in grain and flecking may appear in oak cabinets.
- Straight Grain (Rift)
- Quarter Sawn Flecking
- Plain Sawn
The natural features described below are normal and should not be considered defects:
- Oak colors range from light tans to deep reddish browns
- Streaks of yellow or black mineral deposits
- Non-uniform rays, checks, and flecks
- Noticeable differences in color between open and close-grained areas
- Variations within a single door and among adjacent cabinets
Note: All veneer wood products react differently to stain, paint, and glaze processes. Applied side panel material (veneer) does not have the same character traits as solid hardwood and may vary slightly in color, graining, sheen, and tone depths.
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