Butlers PantryFarmhouse Kitchen, New York
Made From Quarter Sawn White Oak
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Con: Stain Doesn’t Look as Good on MDFMedium-density fiberboard can offer huge savings on cabinets, but it simply doesn’t take stain as well as it takes paint. Whereas paint rarely looks different on MDF exteriors, stains do. It isn’t as authentic of a look as, say, the oak cabinetry pictured here. You’ll have to seek other ways to lower your cabinet cost if you’re set on stained cabinetry.
3. Choose an affordable wood species. The right wood species can shave several hundred dollars off your total cost. Oak, shown here, is almost always affordable. Hickory is normally an upgrade from oak. Species such as maple can hike up the price tag by up to $1,000. Ultimately, wood species price will be determined by the cabinet manufacturer. Ask your local cabinet shop about the most affordable species.