42 Kitchen Ideas with Oak Cabinets
Wood is a material that is often used as a basic furniture material because the source is quite large and the processing is relatively easy. Wood is often an option as a furniture material because it tends to be warm and can provide a natural touch.
Solid wood is wood that is processed directly from this type of tree and is usually quite popular because it has a high level of durability and durability. By knowing a wide selection of solid wood types, you can more easily choose furniture that matches the color of your room or the style of your home.
In addition, the type of solid wood also has differences in how to care for it and needs to be taken into consideration when buying.
One type of wood that is widely used to make furniture is oak wood. Oakwood is widely used for home furnishings, one of which is kitchen furniture, namely oak kitchen cabinets. Most popular oak color for kitchen cabinets is honey oak wood.
Oakwood is widely used for making kitchen cabinets because, in addition to being hard and strong, oak has a very attractive appearance of fibers and pores. That is what is needed in the kitchen to create a light, warm and natural atmosphere. Oakwood can be used for various styles of furniture, from modern, country to vintage.
Oakwood is one type of hardwood with a scale of hardness 4 on a scale of 1 to 5. In addition, this wood has a texture and appearance of fiber that is beautiful and has large pores so that it easily absorbs water.
Oakwood has a gradation of color from the core to the bark which is reddish in the heart of the wood, then the more out of order the color is greenish brown and white. The oak wood that arrives at the distributor is generally a half-dried board with various thicknesses.
Therefore the selection of oak wood is very appropriate because the exposure to fiber and wood texture will maximize the rustic style.
Besides being rustic, most people are also happy with the appearance of oak wood that looks whitewashed to whiteness which adds to the impression of furniture becoming more antique. There are also those who like the look clean and bright so that it looks modern, charming and high quality.
This oak wood is one of the most ideal wood for use in the woodworking industry. This wood is hardwood, strong and has a very attractive fibers and pores appearance. This wood is widely used for various purposes such as: for raw materials for making furniture, wood floors, doors, kitchen sets, paneling, construction, architectural design, and many other commercial products. This wood has large and deep pores and fiber texture that is very unique and irreplaceable. With the right finishing, the appearance of fibers and wood pores can be maximized to produce a unique and attractive appearance. Oakwood has a basic color that varies from white to sapwood to light greenish or reddish brown on heartwood.
The woodworking industry in America which is the main source of oak wood distinguishes oak wood into 2 types, namely: red oak and white oak. Red oak can easily be distinguished from white oak from its fiber and porous structure. Red oak generally has more open and deep fibers and pores with a longer fiber pattern compared to white oak. Whereas white oak has more fiber and pores that cover and wider fibers. Oakwood imported from Europe or Asia, in general, can be categorized as white oak.
This oak wood has large and deep fibers and pores which is a source of its uniqueness and beauty. For this reason, it is necessary to choose the right finishing to maximize the uniqueness and beauty of its appearance. When we talk about oak kitchen cabinets, the most common finishing is finishing with transparent colors ranging from light brown to dark brown. Transparent colors with the right glaze application will be able to display the beauty of the fibers and wood pores to the fullest.
This wood has large and deep pores and fiber structure, therefore finishing with open pores models is more suitable for this wood. For finishing with close pores model, wood filler is needed to speed up the finishing process and reduce the use of sealers. Fortunately, although it has large and deep pores and fibers, the pores and fibers have relatively easy structures filled with fillers. By using a wood filler with good quality and the right application, finishing the close pores model can be obtained relatively easily.
Oak kitchen cabinet finishing with solid or semi-transparent colors will maintain the appearance of the pores structure and fiber. A thin applicator or base coat made with a glaze combination can be chosen to produce an attractive finishing appearance.
Oakwood is wood with good bend quality, durable can be finishing well and is resistant to moisture absorption or water resistance. Making a kitchen cabinet with oak wood will be given two choices, a red oak wood cabinet, and a white oak cabinet. Most homeowners choose white oak for their kitchen cabinets because it is more attractive. Popular Oakwood because it has beautiful colors and wood veins have a beautiful “ray flake” pattern, which makes the kitchen look more natural. Oakwood has class II strength and durable III grade, making it suitable for outdoor furniture because it is waterproof. However, this wood should be avoided from pressure or hard impact because it can easily damage.
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