White oak is red hot in today’s kitchen renovations and very on-trend for 2023. White oak cabinetry offers a natural warmth to your Hudson Valley kitchen, especially with quartersawn white oak as you’ll find in Woodland Cabinetry’s new line of wood cabinets. We recently added this beautiful product line at Affordable Granite & Cabinetry.
What is quartersawn white oak?
Quartersawn white oak is cut differently than traditional oak to show more of a straight grain. For our lumberjack fans out there, the lumber is cut as slabs radiating out from the tree’s center instead of straight through the center with parallel cuts. In this old-fashioned method, logs are cut into quarters and then cut on the diagonal (from the center toward the outer edges). This is what gives quartersawn white oak its distinctive straight-line grain. It also can give the wood some reflective, lighter flecks throughout, signature characteristics that add a bit of flair.
Because of its design properties, quartersawn white oak is a popular choice for high-end Arts & Crafts or Mission-style furniture as well as kitchen cabinetry.
Why we’re fans of quartersawn white oak cabinetry
Kitchen renovations today feature more natural tones and lighter stained woods, tonal whites, and distinctive wood grains—and Woodland’s white oak cabinetry fits the bill beautifully. It sets a warm and inviting backdrop for any kitchen while the straight grain is sleek and modern. As the Woodland website says: “The straight grain doesn’t compete with other elements in the room, making it a perfect organic backdrop to the other design decisions happening around it. And the ‘hidden’ design bonus with oak—it is super strong and durable.”
Quartersawn wood is also more stable, so your kitchen cabinets will withstand the test of time without warping or cupping.
Why we’re fans of Woodland Cabinetry products
Woodland Cabinetry’s premium, American-made-to-order cabinets are available in a wide range of options. The elegant, in-demand finishes, high-quality craftsmanship, and various styles provide homeowners throughout the Hudson Valley with an elegant range of cabinet choices.
Woodland’s white oak cabinets are available from pale alabaster to medium brown tones to dramatic onyx stains. The company also offers custom paint colors and many wood species in addition to white oak. Doors are available with profiles, such as shaker style for a traditional look or slab style for a more minimalistic vibe.
Visit Affordable Granite & Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel
As a full-service home improvement center, Affordable Granite & Cabinetry works with homeowners in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties, bringing beauty and style to their remodeling projects. Come visit our showroom at 38 Route 9 in Fishkill to see what’s possible for your Hudson Valley home—from Woodland Cabinetry or any of our other fine suppliers of cabinets, tile, and flooring.