I Posted on this site bc I need a professional opinion. I think the doors installed are not what I paid for. Trying to determine what type of wood my cabinet doors are. They seem to be different than the frame. Any help is appreciated.
Nolan, I think the point that our comments have in common is that these are questions that are reasonably expected to be asked of your cabinet supplier, in fact should have been explained to you when ordering, so there would be no disappointment in what you would be getting.
I certainly wouldn't call it paint grade maple. But it's not select either. Plus when taking pictures of maple the stiles and rails will usually appear different shades when they really are much more similar. If you take the door and flip it on it's side the colors may flip also.
Yeah those are a lower grade of maple ply from what I'm seeing. Usually on an A grade you'll get a rotary cut veneer which appears much more even toned. Sometimes the backs have a B grade which is a different cut, (I forget the different names for the cuts, maybe flitch?), but looks like what you have. So very likely maple panels, just not the best grade and probably not the best choice for a natural finish, unless they're on the lower end of the price spectrum.
Thanks for all the comments. I paid $2000 for doors. Even though I was told so, that price may not have been an actual itemized cost of doors. here are 2 pics that show all the kitchen cabinets. some sections show up in both pics. how does that price seem for the number of doors?
I don't think Alder, probably soft maple. The angle of the light and the grain orientation can have a big effect on color. These are better than typical paint grade but not up to AWI custom. The veneer panels are a low grade mismatch. Did the $2K include shipping?
Could be but i have seen some backsides of some nasty maple 1/4" sheetgoods look like that.
B4 looks much nicer than that!
I just supplied stain grade soft maple doors for a kitchen built by a contractor. The maple they used was brown maple sold as white maple to the customer and the wood came from a home center. Home centers have nasty and way overpriced wood.
JR...how much more do you charge for solid 3/8 reversed raised panel doors?
I charge 25% more.
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