Oak’s distinct graining and durability make it a natural choice for both fine furniture and kitchen cabinets. Oak ranges in color from buttery yellow to pink and reddish tones. Streaks of green, yellow, and even black may appear due to mineral deposits in the wood. Grain characteristics of oak cabinets include random wormholes, knots, and wild, varying grain patterns that showcase fine lines, pinstripes, leafy grains, and watery figures. Many homeowners like the variety and rustic texture of oak grains.
Recently, Oak had fallen out of favor – partially because of over-use in the 1990’s kitchen. Most of us have lived with at least one kitchen like the “Dated” image above. However, now oak cabinets have a depth and warmth that is unique as in the “Modern” feature picture. Rift White Oak is another stylish choice for those who like the medium warm tones and hardiness of oak cabinets.