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July 14, 2016

Keeping it Casual in the Kitchen: The Rustic Beauty of Oak Cabinetry

Deciding on the material for your kitchen cabinetry is one of many important decisions you'll make during your kitchen renovation. To aid in your decision-making, we've spent the past few months examining the specific characteristics of a variety of wood species. This week, we'll review the unique features of oak.

Design 1 : Contemporary


  • a very hard, heavy wood with a coarse grain
  • durable, and best suited to traditional, casual or rustic looks.
  • found in both red and white varieties
  • has a very strong, open-grain pattern and tawny finish, ranging from red to dark cinnamon
  • may include random wormholes, mineral deposits, knots and wild-grain patterns

Design 1 : Contemporary

Rift Oak

  • cut at an angle to the rings of the tree so that its grain shows off flames, flakes and rays
  • has a distinctly artistic look that can be applied to any style and look dramatically modern

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