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Martin
Beautiful spaces. I have a question: we are considering cabinets with an engineered teak veneer, similar to that used in the arts and crafts/tuscan marriage photo above. frankly, the rift-cut oak is a bit cost-prohibitive, and i do understand that there is quite a bit of waste. from perspectives related to both design and durability, what is your opinion about engineered wood veneer? thanks for anything you might be able to share.
   
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PRO
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@fungotron33 - I use manmade veneers very frequently in my projects. As long as your cabinetmaker applies UV protection and good quality clear lacquers to them you should have no problems with their maintenance.
As I have been informed just the other day by my cabinetmaker, the manmade veneers are actually a bit thicker than regular wood veneers, and lend themselves for refinishing, ie sanding and relacquering in the future. We had that discussion because I suggested the veneer also as a bartop on a current project, and the homeowner was a bit concerned about how the veneer would stand up to the daily use.
   
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pattimay
I'm curious...
Does anyone have any helpful hints on how to decide whether to go light or dark with kitchen cabinets? I'm torn between the really dark or white. Can go both but would like to hear thoughts.
Thanks!
   
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