If you’re considering walnut for your kitchen cabinets, it’s hard to go wrong. The dark-colored heartwood can add rich beauty and stunning elegance to any kitchen. Read on to see if it’s the best choice for yours.
If you’re set on walnut kitchen cabinets, then it’s important to first decide whether you want to go with a less expensive walnut veneer glued to a cheaper wood, or if you’d rather have solid walnut cabinets. Solid walnut custom cabinets cost $4,000 to $6,000 for a 10x10-foot kitchen, while veneer would cost substantially less. Other price variables include size of kitchen and cost of labor.
Used for flooring, furniture and cabinetry, walnut is considered a very strong and durable hardwood.
In addition to excellent durability, walnut kitchen cabinets are also very easy to maintain. Here’s how to keep yours looking great.
Older walnut tress produce timber colors ranging from creamy white in the sapwood to dark brown in the heartwood. Depending on whether it’s kiln-dried or air-dried also determines the color’s outcome. If kiln-dried, the color tends to be more of a dull brown, versus air-dried, which takes on a purplish-brown hue.
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