Cherry wood cabinets are a fixture in traditional cabinets where they have been a standard for hundreds of years. The look and durability of cherry endears it to picky woodworkers, cabinetmakers and homeowners alike. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to cherry kitchen cabinets just like any other cabinet material.
Cherry wood complements contemporary and traditional cabinet styles. It is characterized by red undertones but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown within a set of kitchen cabinets. Cherry hardwood is lightweight yet moderately strong and durable. It is known for its uniform, smooth and satiny texture and accepts stain very well.
If using cherry wood cabinets for a kitchen remodel, expect to pay between 15 and 25 % more than you will pay for maple or oak. Cost saving cabinet options that maintain the cherry look include maple, birch or ash cabinetry with a cherry look finish.