When choosing new cabinets for your kitchen, the wood type is one of the many deciding factors. One of the more popular and affordable wood options for these RTA cabinets is birch.
One of the main strengths of birch is how it compares to maple. Birch has many of the same strength qualities and can easily be finished to resemble maple. The best part is that birch is less expensive than maple, so you can get the quality look of maple at just a fraction of the cost. Birch is becoming a popular choice for ready to assemble cabinets, so it is readily available in a variety of styles for consumers to choose from.
Birch is a very sturdy, strong wood that is dependable and will last. Although it is not the strongest wood type out there, it gets the job done. Birch cabinets will stand up well to daily use, including scrapes and bumps. They also hold nails and screws well.
Birch wood has a uniform texture and appearance, so it is easy to finish and paint to your liking. Whether you like the natural, uniform grain of birch or want to transform your birch cabinets to appear like walnut, the process is simple.
Birch is generally light in color, although it can be stained darker if you'd like (as mentioned above). It generally ranges in color from white to slightly red to a golden brown. There are over 50 species of birch around the world, so the options are endless. Below are examples of the different styles and looks of birch cabinets. Which one is your favorite?
These are natural birch cabinets. The handsome, light-brown wood gives a natural and traditional feel to your kitchen.
These are brandy birch cabinets. The darker stain is an easy way to change the natural look of birch to appear more luxurious.
These are white birch cabinets. The lighter color gives a sleek and simple look to your kitchen. White also can brighten up your space.
This is another example of natural birch cabinets. The all-wood construction and slight toffee finish are a popular choice among home owners.