Help choose wood for kitchen cab fronts!
We recently purchased our kitchen cabs, boxes, blumotion hardware and door/drawer fronts and discovered that all the fronts will have to go back (too long to explain). If we are unable to get them replaced our get an alternative that suits us we are considering going the Scherr's route or having some made (knowing DH he'll probably want to make them himself.) I would like a flat panel (cabs are no face or whatever that is called) with horizontal grain, stained to pick up one of the colours in our carbonized vertical stranded bamboo floor. This however isn't carved in stone. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Our countertops which we are making ourselves are a gray concrete. I would prefer less (tighter) grain than more and a wood that stains evenly and is less likely to darken with age. We are DIYer's so as you can guess from that, budget is an issue - i.e. the best wood for this type of application but one that is reasonably priced. I'm not worried about what everyone else is using "today" but rather that it suits our kitchen which is more modern than traditional and is an appropriate wood for this aplication. For all I care it could be plywood! LOL. Hope that makes sense. All I know about wood is that poplar is good for paint and cherry darkens -so basically nothing! Thx in advance. Biner