Cabinet Wood Styles

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Our cabinet showroom is located in Pensacola, Florida but we serve all of Northwest Florida and South Alabama. We love and appreciate our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please contact us to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

Woods Most Used for Cabinets

Traditionally Oak is the most common wood used for solid wood cabinets. Because of the strong graining within the wood, oak looks best in country settings. You can stain it almost any color, and since the graining is so strong, the grain will always come through the stain. To offset the reddish coloring, use either white oak, which is whiter in natural coloring, or, if you are using red oak, go “browner” in the stain selection. A cherry stain enriches the color of red oak.

Cherry, used primarily in formal cabinets with raised panels, either French or English style, is an elegant wood with a natural reddish coloring that is much deeper than oak.

Rift oak is a veneer much sought after by architects and designers. The oak flower is cut away, leaving the vertical grain. White oak is used for rift selection, so that when it is stained it becomes very light. This type of oak would generally be used in flush overlay construction, in which no frames would be visible.

Hickory, another wood used in country settings, is a strong brown wood with natural markings.

Birch has a very white, natural coloring. It takes a stain well and is often used in contemporary cabinets as well as in raised and recessed panel doors.

Ash is the whitest wood and often employed in cabinet interiors. It has very little graining or flower and takes a stain well in addition to easily accepting enamel or lacquer paint.

Pine, which has a yellowish cast, takes distressing and antiquing beautifully, one reason it is so often used in English, French, and American country settings. Its drawback is that it is a soft wood and can be nicked easily.

Maple is a hard wood that some manufacturers use primarily as a base for enamel or stains. It has little graining and tends to appear yellow.

More exotic woods, such as wormy chestnut, which is highly distressed, and cypress, which has a yellow cast, are primarily available regionally and are not offered by most kitchen cabinet manufacturers.  Those who know best about how to work with these woods are specialty wood workers.

In ordering wood kitchen cabinets, try to see a sample of currently produced work to check the colors. Samples can oxidize over time so you’ll want to see how the fresh stains appear.

Cabinet Wood Styles

One of the best ways to set your kitchen apart and accent your cabinets is to have a top-notch countertop installed. Countertops and backsplashes help make your kitchen really stand out. Now you have some options when it comes to countertop materials. We are going to cover the most conventional types here.


Granite Countertops: Granite is a natural stone, quarried from large igneous stone deposits found around the world. It begins as molten magma that flows into other rock structures and cools slowly. The stone is naturally quite rough and textured, but when it is ground and polished during the countertop manufacturing process, it takes on a smooth surface with rich luster.


Quartz Countertops: Quartz takes any kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops to the next level of attractive elegance. One of the toughest countertop materials available, quartz will deliver decades of durable service while maintaining its beauty.One of the most appealing features of quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops is that they are available in many colors from bright to black with a spectrum in between of creams, browns and grays. This is because they can be enhanced with colorant to produce nearly any hue you can imagine while offering the look and feel of natural stone.


Laminate Countertops (Post Form): Laminate countertops remain a very popular option for many kitchens and bathrooms because they are affordable and come in the widest possible range of colors and patterns.  These kitchen and bathroom countertops offer excellent versatility and value.


Theses are just some of the countertop options that are available to you. With so many different choices its easy find something you like that will fit into your budget.

Cabinet Mart carries Formica and Wilsonart Brand laminate material for all your postform top needs. We install postform countertops but not the natural stone types. For Granite or Quartz we pass the design measurements to a subcontracted stone working company of your choice to cut and install the countertops. We have many samples of stone types to choose from in our showroom.

Please contact us or stop by our cabinet showroom in Pensacola to speak with a cabinet expert and to see our full line of kitchen and bath cabinets and cabinet accessories.

Layout and Design

First we measure the room – walls, doors, windows, outlets, plumbing locations and anything else important. We find out about what appliances you have and where you want them. Then we do the layout design using ProKitchen. This design program provides us with a blueprint of your floor plan as well as a 3D rendering to see your final look from the cabinet toe-kicks on the floor, to the crown moulding on top and everything in between. A virtual tour of your kitchen, bathroom, whatever the project is, as a final check to see if it all meets with your approval before ordering materials.

This service done alone is priced from $75.00 and up depending on the size and details of the project.
Where a small kitchen or laundry room may be $75.00, a large Kitchen may be $100.00 (or more) and a combination may be a little more yet.

This is not an extra charge to the project if you buy the cabinetry as designed.

As we’re talking fees here, I will mention that there is a travel fee if your project is over 40 miles away. See the Free Estimates page for further details.

What Our Customers Say

Since 2007, Cabinet Mart has prided ourselves on delivering the best quality products and services at an affordable price. If our customers aren’t happy, we aren’t happy. Read what are customers say about Cabinet Mart.

I hired Cabinet Mart to design, purchase and install my kitchen for me. Words can’t express the gratitude for the awesome job you did on my kitchen. From the first day of planning you had my best interest at heart. You redesigned my kitchen to be not just beautiful but functional as well. You took the time and patience to do the job right. The end result is that I’m going to have the most beautiful kitchen ever! I truly that you and your staff from the bottom of my heart. May God bless you and your business. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs cabinetry done.
- Tammy Bucher
I needed cabinets for a house that I had recently purchased and was renovating. I talked to my contractor and he recommended Cabinet Mart. I called them up and made an appointment. Ronnie and Tommy came out to the house. We sat down and decided which cabinet company and stall to go with. I needed a custom color cabinet so we went with Mid Continent Cabinetry. Ronnie and Tommy took very detailed measurements and photos of the kitchen area. They designed our kitchen and ordered our cabinets for us. The Aviary blue cabinets just pop and make the kitchen something unique, like no other one in our East Hill neighborhood. We are very pleased with Cabinet Mart’s service and attention to detail. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them at anyone looking to remodel their kitchen and bathroom. They are meticulous and very professional. Thank you again for such a quality job. We will use you for any future cabinet purchases.
- Tom Gabriel
I recently purchased a lot in Panama City Beach. I hired my contractor to start the project. When it came time to do the kitchen, i was searching the internet and came across Cabinet Mart. I saw that they serviced my area so I gave them a call and they scheduled a time to come out and look ant my project. Ronnie and Tommy came out and took measurements of my kitchen area. They listened to my ideas on what i wanted to do within the space i had. They designed my kitchen for me and gave me pics in 3d to help me visualize just what I would be getting. The 3d design really helps bring the vision to life before any cabinets are set. I decided on JSI Cabinets and they ordered them . I love my kitchen. I would recommend Cabinet Mart at anyone looking for quality, affordable cabinetry and superior customer service.
- Peter Gazenko