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Jun 21, 2022

What are Grain Matching Cabinets?

One of the top kitchen cabinetry trends in 2022 is grain matching. If you have a keen eye for detail and are looking to renovate a space and create a seamless look, incorporating cabinets with a custom grain match may be exactly what you need to bring your vision to life.

As with any element of interior design and custom craftsmanship, there is a lot of variety and a lot to know, so let's start with the basics.

Working with wood grain

Wood grain refers to the lines that naturally appear in lumber. The direction of grain can vary between horizontal and vertical, depending on your preference and the natural wood you choose.

Ultimately, grain matching is a technique that uses consistency to develop a seamless finish between cabinet doors. Cabinet doors and or drawers are expertly cut from the same piece of material, so the grain spans from top to bottom of a total surface (vertical grain matching) or from cabinet to adjacent cabinet (horizontal grain matching).

The result is a perfect continuous grain match, strategically cut by our team of professionals, across an entire wood surface. This detailed approach enhances the colour and natural characteristics of the wood, while bringing warmth to almost any space, especially a kitchen.

Minimalist vs. bold design style

Whether you prefer simple clean cabinetry or customized styles that will make a clear statement, our professional design team has a wealth of experience in working with our clients to design, produce, and install high quality whole-house cabinetry solutions such as kitchens, wardrobes, and bespoke cabinetry. Looking for a specific colour variation or a bold grain pattern? Consider natural woods like Walnut, Maple, Cherry and Hickory to enhance a custom design. For a sleek and more subtle style, White Oak or White Ash typically contain a softer-looking grain and may be among the various wood types you'll want to compare.

Finding the perfect match

A great first step in determining the materials you'd like to incorporate into your custom kitchen cabinets is evaluating whether you'd like to follow a traditional, transitional, or contemporary design style. Each style has its own advantages, today let's discover more about contemporary kitchen looks and discuss an emerging trend below.

Contemporary Custom Kitchen Cabinets

This design style takes a sleek approach, keeping appliances and a fast-paced lifestyle in mind. It relies on smooth and polished surfaces, clean and fine lines, and ultimately an uncluttered look. The intent is not for the space to feel cold, but rather to focus on simplicity, comfortability and subtle sophistication. Think less is more!

There are several ways grain matching cabinets can elevate a contemporary kitchen and bring warmth into the space, which you can see in examples of our contemporary portfolio work. With a style that combines the latest trends and most modern technology, our team of professionals is committed to incorporating cutting-edge advanced techniques into our custom woodwork. Our dedicated teams bring strong attention to detail to every project. Every custom cabinet is designed with our client's lifestyle and highest expectations at the forefront.

Trend alert: horizontal grain cabinets

For a long time, contemporary design style has incorporated horizontal grain. However, with the increasing popularity of softer and more classic looks that stand the test of time, the horizontal grain continues to pop up on our client wish lists!

Creating a space with matched horizontal grain cabinetry is a great alternative if you're looking to cultivate a clean and modern atmosphere, without having to use a high gloss finish or other design elements that you fear may soon no longer be on-trend. And if you love the look but don't want to completely commit to it, our design team is happy to show you how matched grain pieces can be used as an accent throughout your kitchen.

Bespoke custom cabinetry

The beauty of grain matching woods is the ability to design a completely unique space. Our expert designers are here to support you in understanding your desired cabinet look and feel and consulting with you every step of the way. If you dream it, we tailor it!

For over 3 years at Castle Craftsmen our team has specialized in high-quality cabinet furniture, monitoring the latest trends and technologies around the world to enhance all our equipment and services. Book a free consultation with us today to discuss how we can help bring your dream space to life.

Our commitment

At Castle Craftsmen, our fundamental motivations are customer service, quality and innovation. Our company carries proficient superior design, an outstanding craftsmen team and well built long-term strategic relationships with suppliers and trading partners to maintain sustainable development. Our office is in North York and we offer services in different areas of the GTA such as Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Milton, Toronto, Newmarket, Markham, Mississauga, Pickering, Ajax, Brampton, North York and Oakville.

Give us a call at 416-931-6852 to talk about replacing outdated cabinets for cabinets with a modern grain match! We look forward to working with you and installing high-quality custom kitchen cabinetry using fine attention to detail and quality materials throughout the entire process.