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May 27, 2016

Which Wood Type is Right for Your New Kitchen Cabinetry?

Although many of today’s new kitchen designs contain the modern elegance of glass and stainless steel, it’s often the warmth and texture of wood cabinetry that can make your kitchen feel like home.

Over the coming weeks, Monarch will be examining the different wood types available for your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. This week, we take a look at the unique characteristics of maple.

Photo courtesy of Cuisines Laurier


  • is a strong, resilient hardwood with a more uniform grain than other wood types
  • may include tiny "bird's eye" dots and mineral streaks
  • is known for its smooth texture and creamy white color, which can exhibit subtle variation from white to light brown
  • is an ideal wood species for painted, glazed and stained finishes
  • popular for its shock resistance and durability
  • produces a smooth, clean look when stained
  • can be finished to resemble other, more expensive, hardwoods and softwoods such as cherry and cedar
  • is a good choice if you’re looking for a light, airy kitchen or a dramatic kitchen with darker finishes

Are you ready to make your home renovation dreams a reality? Call Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre at 905-686-2001, or drop by our kitchen and bath showroom and chat with a member of our design team.