A Kitchen With Sturdy Hickory Cabinets
Hickory cabinets give your kitchen a warm, rustic look that instantly makes the space more inviting. Hickory cabinets are highly valued and opted for their resilience, beauty, prominent grains and strength. Hickory is a sturdy North American hardwood, which is highly durable and distinctive, and at the same time, difficult and tedious to work with. For this reason, majority of cabinet manufacturers do not prefer hickory. Though light in weight, the texture of hickory is coarse and the open grains provide a rustic, warm look. Hickory wood color varies wildly from deep brown to a blond mild hue, with burls and knots and streaks of mineral emphasizing a natural bark. Hickory hardwood is receptive to stains and dark finishes mellow inherent variations in color. Hickory cabinets finished with hazelnut and cognac glazes are very beautiful to behold and last a life time.
A few unique characteristics of hickory cabinets are to be noted. The hardwood is fine grained with lovely, beautiful patterns and the colors vary. Though tough, the hardwood is smooth with a fine texture. For finishing touch, the grain welcomes dark to medium colors and accommodates bleaching. The heartwood of hickory is dark red while the sapwood is wide and white in color. You have to be careful while employing cutters. You will find yourself going smooth for sometime and suddenly a great chunk of wood gets loose and falls off. Due to the grains and density, people usually employ carbide and this culminates in a dull and long lasting cut.