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Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

Posted by thedork (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 10, 13 at 14:22

I know the pros and cons between melamine and plywood for inside of the cabinets but I just cannot picture the white look inside with walnut on the door and the melamine is cheaper. Need to make a decision...

What would you suggest? Thank you!


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

Melamine comes in black, and looks great with Walnut and other dark stained woods.


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

I am not sure if we mean the same thing but melamine comes in many different colors and "grains".

The doors on my cabinets have maple veneer on the outside and maple-like melamine on the inside. The melamine looks very "realistic".

Here is a link that might be useful: Melamine Colors and Grains


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

The interior of wood cabinets is usually a light maple melamine. Only white cabinets get a white melamine interior. You do NOT want dark interiors, as it makes finding things difficult do to the darkness.


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

Great tips! I think the cabinet maker said WHITE - didn't mention any other colors.


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

We *thought* we wanted our interiors to match (doing dark exterior cabinets) until one of the cabinet makers mentioned that it would make it more difficult to see things - lighter colors reflect the light better so you can see what's in there more easily.

If you have an IKEA nearby, you can get some ideas of what darker cabinets might look like with white interiors.


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

Are you going for a modern look? If so, white melamine would look great.

Here is a link that might be useful: wood with melamine


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RE: Walnut cabinets with melamine inside? Anybody?

I would say modern but not ultra :) - thank you!


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