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Material Face-Off: Wood Vs. MDF

There are so many decisions to make when it comes to picking out your perfect cabinets. You have to consider whether you want to paint or stain and the color, the style of the doors and what you want your cabinets made out of. We are going to make it a whole lot easier for you and break down the difference between wood cabinets and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cabinets.

Wood cabinet examples

Wood

Let's start with a classic wood cabinet. No matter where you go, you are likely to see some kind of wood furniture, whether it is cabinets, tables or even chairs, and there is a good reason why.


Pros

In our opinion, wood is easily one of the most beautiful options when it comes to cabinetry. The natural patterns and wood grains are truly second to none. In addition, solid wood cabinets are a great investment for your home, as they are strong and long-lasting, meaning you will not have to replace your cabinets for a long time. Of course, this depends on the type of wood you use, as some wood is going to last longer than others. There is also a great variety of wood choices when it comes to cabinets, whether you are looking for dark wood, light wood, something to match to your countertops and so much more.