Cherry kitchen cabinets are a common sight in most American kitchens. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Cherry dominated their kitchen remodeling request of 2010. Irrespective of whether you are a gourmet chef or you hate the very thought of cooking, one thing is certain, the kitchen and its product form the very core of human nutrition, health and their ultimate existence. Given this, kitchen cabinetwork is at the heart of the kitchen’s storage system. Kitchen cabinetry provide storage for cutlery, utensils, long life foodstuffs such as flour and cereals as well as kitchen appliances such as blenders and juicers. Apart from cherry wood kitchen cabinets, there are other types of cabinets made from solid wood such as maple, oak, birch and hickory.
One major reason behind this material’s popularity in the manufacture of kitchen cabinetry is its smooth grain and natural reddish-brown hue, which is quite attractive to the eye. As a matter of fact, cabinets made of this material have made made a come back in homes as a contemporary and timeless option. Cherry is grown throughout the world and gets its different shades of color from the different regions of the region where it thrives. Apart from the usual reddish-brown color, you will also find Cherry wood that has a rich red color. In between the rich red and reddish-brown/deep mahogany hues, there exist numerous color spectrum.
The Average Cost
Cherry wood is considered to be a premium material for making furniture especially when compared to hickory, oak and maple. Having your kitchen fitted with cherry cabinets can be quite an expensive undertaking. On average, it will cost you anything from $6,000 to $60,000, depending on the manufacturer and finishing style.
- Cherry is quite durable and can withstand years of exposure to water and steam without buckling or warping thanks to its hardy outer shell.
- It is stylish and versatile thus it can be used to make ornate kitchen cabinetwork as well as plain and sleek cabinetry.
- Highly attractive when combined with stainless steel, glass and other exotic surface materials.
- Due to its light receptiveness, any furniture made of cherry will gradually lose its original and darken altogether. This might bring problems especially when replacing one cabinet door. The new door will most certainly clash with the rest of the kitchen cabinets.
- Cherry is quite expensive and anyone looking for a wood cabinet material has to be prepared for the associated cost. However, you can purchase used kitchen cabinets from used furniture shops which are quite cheap.
In order to retain their attractiveness over time, kitchens with cherry cabinets need a specialized maintenance routine. To begin with, dust the cabinets using a soft and dry piece of cloth. Use linseed oil to wipe your cabinets if they have an oil finish. If there are tough stains, remove them using water and mild soap. Dab the surface with mineral oil after cleaning with water and soap. Cabinets with polyurethane finishes should be wiped dry with a cloth after washing with soap and water. These cabinets are a plausible option for those looking for timeless icons and can be bought online or at your local furniture shop