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The Best Hardwood Kitchen Cabinets for Your Home

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What are hardwood kitchen cabinets?

Hardwoods are trees with broad leaves that produce enclosed fruit or nuts and go dormant in the winter months. There are hundreds of varieties of hardwood trees, including cherry, oak, maple, walnut, and alder species. All work exceptionally well for hardwood kitchen cabinets.

Cabinets made from hardwood trees are exceptionally durable and bring organic warmth to your home. Decor Cabinets uses high quality kiln-dried hardwoods for our custom cabinetry.

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Each type of wood species has its own individual cell structure and unique physical properties that lend themselves to every kitchen project. All wood species have some common characteristics, such as pin knots, knots, burls, streaks, spots, bark pockets, worm tracks, vine marks, cross bars, ray fleck, colour variations, sapwood, heartwood, etc. All of which are normal (desired even) and should be expected in different amounts depending on the species.

Hardwood cabinets are valued not only for their strength and longevity but also for their ability to be refinished, allowing homeowners to update the look without replacing the entire cabinet. They are a popular choice for those seeking a high-quality, classic, and versatile option for their kitchen.

The Best Hardwood Kitchen Cabinets & Style Ideas

Here are some examples of the best hardwood cabinet doors for your kitchen. Explore the natural beauty of wood kitchen cabinets with these custom professional designs!

Want to learn more about each wood species? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Wood Kitchen Cabinets.

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Modern White Oak Solid Wood Cabinets

White oak has a linear grain pattern and a lighter appearance than traditional red oak. This makes it a great choice for modern and contemporary design. We love how this designer used white oak on the kitchen island.

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Clear Alder Hardwood Kitchen Cabinets

These wood shaker cabinets feature the brush stroke glazed coastal collection colors foam and mist from Decor Cabinets on clear alder. The custom wood curved hood fan with contrasting white and wood tones is flanked by beautiful mullioned windows. 

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Organic Clear Alder Hardwood Cabinets

Clear Alder in the coastal rattan finish from Decor Cabinets is a beautiful organic statement in this kitchen.

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Mixing Wood Stain on Hardwood Cabinets

Who says you are confined to one shade of wood stain in kitchen design? Try using different shades of wood stain to create visual interest and depth.

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Hardwood Cabinets with Modern Door Style

Many think of wood cabinets and picture a traditional door style. If that look is not for you, try a contemporary door style for a fresh, modern vibe. This west coast kitchen is beautiful with warm wood and neutrals!

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Custom Walnut Hardwood Kitchen Cabinets

Walnut is a stunning hardwood with beautiful ribbons of wood grain. These walnut cabinets pair well with all the lighter neutrals in this kitchen. A long lasting design!

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Hardwood Cabinets with Colorful Island

We love these natural cabinets with the bright blue island. We often see painted cabinets with a wood island in kitchen design, it is a nice switch to have hardwood kitchen cabinets with a painted island!

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A Chef's Wood Kitchen Cabinets

This is a beautiful chef’s kitchen with stunning wood cabinets and natural hickory floors. If you love the tradition and beauty of wood, stainless steel appliances really pop beside hardwood kitchen cabinets.

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Custom Maple Stained Cabinets

Maple is a beautiful long lasting hardwood for kitchen cabinets. These maple cabinets with custom stain color are stunning next to the stone backsplash and bright white countertop.

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Rustic Knotty Alder Hardwood Kitchen Cabinets

This rustic farmhouse kitchen features knotty alder shaker-style doors with a mixture of bead panels. Wall cabinets have plenty of storage and the large kitchen island showcases custom pillars, extra seating, and a mini fridge for the kids.

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Lots of Function Clear Alder Kitchen

The cabinets are clear alder stained in the color “mist” from Decor Cabinets. They match beautifully with the laminate countertops. The base cabinets are mostly drawers for lots of storage. There is a wooden super susan in the corner, a trash and recycle pull-out, and pullout shelves in a base cabinet! 

We hope you enjoyed these ideas for the best hardwood kitchen cabinets!

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