Dramatic Wood Colors
Hickory cabinets feature dramatic wood colors within a piece due to the heartwood and sapwood of this wood type. The color may range from blonde or white to reddish-brown and dark brown. This naturally contrasting appearance adds to their appeal in many kitchen designs.
Hickory kitchen cabinets feature a smooth, extremely strong, close-grained wood with a heavy, flowing grain pattern. Hickory’s grain is usually straight but can be irregular and wavy at times. The wood has a rugged appearance and coarse texture. Characteristics include pinholes, knots, burls and color streaks.