painting soft maple kitchen cabinets
I'm considering having a painted kitchen instead of a stained wood. I am very concerned about the possibility of hairline cracks. My custom cabinet maker suggested that I go with soft maple and that it would expand and contract less. I realize that painted doors made of many pieces crack at the joints, but what if I went with a solid one piece door? Would a painted solid door still have cracking issues?
My cabinet maker is a Mennonite and not too keen on MDF. I could go MDF if I went to another cabinet maker, but this guy does amazing stuff! I would really appreciate any feedback on the one piece door possibility.