Painted White Cabinets: Wood Quality-MDF or Maple?
Hi, Our builder offers paint grade or oak cabinets as standard. Since we were considering white cabinets we thought we could go with the paint grade. I now came to realize that the paint grade cabinets being used will not be all wood, but rather poplar with and MDF center. Since we are new to this whole kitchen wood species arena, I am a little skeptical about what exactly is poplar and MDF. If we continued down the white cabinet route we have the option to upgrade to all wood (maple) cabinets and have them painted white but its an upcharge of about 6k! Not sure what to do. Do any of you have experience in MDF paint grade cabinets? Do they look OK or plasticy? Any pictures of such cabinets vs maple white would be greatly appreciated!!!! thanks