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02-14-2010 07:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question wood cabinets

What type of wood are these cabinets ? maple?

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 07:06 PM

maybe. Hard to say since the photos suck..they are probably maple

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 07:52 PM

Like Dan said, impossible to be sure from the one photo, but they definitely look like maple.

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 09:11 PM

Are you asking about the design or the wood?

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 09:28 PM

Here’s a good article to help you identify different types of wood used in cabinetry/furniture:

http://www.nwfinewoodworking.com/wood_types/

Just looking at the kitchen, it appears that the cabinets most likely are from your favorite box store and most likely maple. The doors more than the cabinets since they look to be solid wood. Here’s a link to Kraftmaide’s website also. Its a good starting point too when trying to figure out what wood a cabinet is made from:

http://www.kraftmaid.com/browseby/material/cabinets/default.aspx

Are you trying to build something to match them?

If you aren’t sure of the wood type, best thing to do is “borrow” one of the drawers for the day and take it to your local hardwood supplier, for me its Mason’s Mill and Lumber, they should be able to help you figure out what the cabinets are built from. Most of them are more than happy to assist you. Its a good learning experience also, while you are there you can ask to see the different types there, so you gain the knowledge for future projects.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 09:38 PM

Hard to say for sure, but I’m thinking Birch. It canbe a bit more grainey than Maple.

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#6 posted 02-15-2010 02:56 AM

Mics, sorry about the photo. Its a house i will be closing on Wed. The picture is from the real estate website.

Jim, sorry i was unclear,,,im wondering what type of wood the cabinets are made of.

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#7 posted 02-15-2010 05:14 PM

Congratulations on the new house. Looks like birch to me.

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