Maple Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Maple trees are North American natives found in forests from Maine to Florida. Easily recognized by their distinctive three-pointed leaves and fiery fall color, maple trees have long been prized for their sturdy and attractive timber.
Maple is a hardwood of amazing strength marked with a subtle, visually interesting grain. Unlike birch or other softer woods, maple takes a wide variety of stains evenly, and the finish lasts for years. Equally comfortable in contemporary or traditional kitchens, maple cabinets always add a touch of class.
Pros and Cons of Maple Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Are maple cabinets the right choice for your kitchen? Read on to find out.
- Strength - More durable than oak, birch or pine, maple is one of the hardest woods suitable for cabinetwork. Maple cabinet doors stand up to daily use while resisting dings and dents.
- Versatility - Maple has a smooth grain and a non-porous surface that provides the perfect canvas for a variety of paints or finishes ranging from warm golden spice tones to deep mahoganies.
- Availability - Maple cabinets are one of the most popular kitchen cabinet options and are easy to obtain in many styles and colors to suit any budget or kitchen design.
- Fading - Maple cabinets have occasionally been known to lose their luster, especially when exposed to direct sunlight over many years.
- Cost - All long-lasting and durable hardwood cabinets are more expensive than soft woods, veneers, laminates or medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and maple is no exception.
The investment you’ll make in your new maple wood cabinets will vary by the size of your kitchen, whether you decide to use assembled or ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets, the style and finish of the cabinet doors, and whether you visit a big-box retailer or choose to buy maple kitchen cabinets online. Expect to pay around $3,000 for a basic 10-foot galley-style maple kitchen without add-ons or embellishments.
A Variety of Choices
As well as being a place to cook, eat and entertain friends, the kitchen should also be a reflection of personal style. Do you prefer an edgy, modern look, a room that exudes elegance or a more warm and comfortable setting? Whatever your kitchen personality, we offer maple cabinets to make your dream kitchen a reality.
- Spice Maple - Warm honey tones suit a multitude of color palettes in both traditional and modern kitchens. Solid maple wood doors include a classic double-beveled design with raised, solid maple centers.
- Oasis - Combining the cutting-edge sensibility of painted cabinets with the durability of maple, these creamy ivory cabinets feature solid American maple doors in an intricately beveled pattern with raised centers.
- Pacifica - Dark maple kitchen cabinets radiate effortless elegance and are the hottest trend in contemporary kitchen. These richly finished cabinets boast burgundy notes of mahogany and cherry and feature solid maple doors with a deep bevel and impressive raised maple centers.
Every cabinet box we sell is manufactured with 100 percent 1/2-inch Grade-A plywood and matching interiors and sides.
Maple Kitchen Cabinet Style Ideas
- Traditional Kitchen - Combine Spice Maple cabinets with golden granite countertops to create a kitchen filled with warm and welcoming light. The addition of architectural elements including crown moldings, frosted-glass fronted doors and an integrated wine rack produces a hint of Old World luxury. Pair honey-toned cabinets with brightly painted ceramic tiles in counters, floors and backsplashes to summon the sights of a Tuscan summer.
- Ivory Kitchen - Neutral ivory Oasis cabinets blend brilliantly with a variety of colors and patterns. Combine ivory cabinets with black or dark gray counters and stainless appliances and hardware for an eclectic contemporary design. Achieve retro looks by highlighting ivory cabinets with ceramic tiles in butter yellow or turquoise. Ivory and white, black or red expresses the traditional warmth of country looks mingled with a modern sensibility.
- Cutting-Edge Kitchen - Deep Pacifica cabinets complement both light and dark accents. Black marble or deep granite counters topping dark cabinets produces an atmosphere of luxury, while light, white or brightly colored counters create a pleasing contrast that brightens the depth of the wood. To prevent the heaviness that dark cabinets can sometimes produce, include a bar or island to draw the eye and divide the space.