Manufacturers that offer wood stoves work with a wide variety of species and types of wood. Keep in mind that the type of wood chosen will be the one that defines the final character of your kitchen. However, do not forget that there are many other practical aspects to take into account when choosing the type of wood since your kitchen will be exposed daily to aggressive agents such as humidity, heat, light, chemicals, corrosives, or abrasives.
That is why only quality woods are used with sufficient density, thickness, and resistance to guarantee their quality. Here you will find a list of the most typical woods used in the manufacture of kitchens countertops, with their basic characteristics and their description.
Maple wood has fine pores, is very light in color, and has a homogeneous structure. This wood is a classic in the manufacture of furniture because it is easy to use and has also been used for a long time in the manufacture of wooden kitchens. Moreover, maple is very suitable for working its surface with techniques such as varnishing, shading, or polishing. Maple wood is often used in classic and timeless kitchens as it reinforces the timeless character of the classic style. Today it is also widely used in designer kitchens as a contrast to other more fashionable and showy woods such as walnut.
Birch has very fine pores and a light color that covers a range of tones from white to golden-yellow, as well as a silky shine with the characteristic of multi-colored reflections. Birchwood is a classic material in the manufacture of wooden kitchens. It is not too hard, flexible, or leathery, making it easy to work. It resists well to surface treatments such as coloring.
Beechwood has slight yellowish-red color and has a very particular pore and grain structure. Its grain is very smooth and discreet. Beech is the hardest and heaviest of the deciduous tree woods, which is why it is strong and easy to work with. Thanks to its simple and natural appearance, beech combines very well in the kitchen with other more striking wood.
The tonality of oak wood can range from yellowish-white to honey yellow or grayish brown. Oak can be varnished and lacquered to change its color without problems. The arrangement of the rings is fine and makes the surface structure homogeneous and the grain versatile. Oak is highly valued as a wood in the manufacture of classic and simple kitchens, conveys stability and comfort, and is often used in simple kitchens.
The deciduous wood of the alder is light and flexible, reddish-brown in color, and with a subtle, regular grain. Alder withstands polishing and varnishing very well, which is why it is also often used as a substitute or decorative base for other, more expensive noble woods. Solid alder wood kitchens stand out for their quality, warmth, and naturalness.
The wood of the spruce is quite soft and flexible, its color ranges from yellowish-white to reddish-white and gives off a strong smell of resin. The lively structure of this wood is given by the pronounced growth rings, which stand out very much on light and cheerful surface.
Cherry wood is noble and very expensive, which is why it is frequently used in the most exclusive range of wooden kitchens. Fine fibers, great resistance, and hardness, silky and elegant shine – these are the characteristics of cherry. The yellow to reddish-brown hue is similar to maple, which is a cheaper alternative to cherry.
Walnut wood is noble and very decorative. The walnut wood impresses with its incomparable grain, with the highly marked rings and its delicate grooves. Its smooth and silky appearance gives it that noble character that makes walnut kitchens one of the most expensive on the market. For this reason, the walnut veneer is widely used today, especially on the fronts of designer kitchens.
Solid walnut wood is ideal for interior fittings in wooden kitchens and gives the kitchen a special touch. The warm tonality and grain of the wood harmonize perfectly with many colors. Moreover, you can also make a very interesting contrast in modern kitchens, for example, with white fronts.
Ash has a pronounced original texture, which gives the headset a special sophisticated look. The wood gives off a pleasant natural freshness, which creates the feeling of a summer veranda in the kitchen.
Differs in a special unique texture of light pink color, with a soft and warm shade. Not poor in strength to oak material. It lends itself to processing and toning in any shade.
The color of the wood is brown, beige-yellow, white with highlights of pink color. It has a similarity to oak in its ability to change color over time from yellow-golden to pinkish-brown, amber, or dark brown. It is long-lasting material with a pleasant smell. Moreover, pinewood produces phytoncides. According to experts, these substances are medicinal.
Such materials, with modern technologies and new processing methods, make it possible to make kitchen countertops that are distinguished by increased indicators in such items as safety, reliability, and durability.
Spruce wood is softer than pine. Moreover, the trunk contains a large number of clumps, which makes it difficult to process the wood for the forming of kitchen countertops. Compared to pine, spruce absorbs moisture better and begins to rot faster. Because of its low-expressive texture and low strength, spruce is used often for mosaic decoration or in structures that do not experience significant stress.
It is used in production for the manufacture of shaped turned elements. It contains little tannins, therefore it practically does not stain, but it lends itself well to staining (with the correct concentration of the solution, linden wood can be given the appearance of more valuable tree species). It needs an antiseptic impregnation, as it is highly susceptible to a wormhole.