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#1 posted 04-09-2021 12:13 AM

I’ve got a friend who is the finest cabinet maker in my area. I trust his advice and I’ve seen his results.

1st- Are you doing natural wood or painted?
2nd- Raised panel or flat.

My friend prefers Beech for raised panel painted and just about any other painted cabinets. Why? it’s cost effective, super easy to work with and holds paint extremely well.

I don’t care for any sort of painted anything. But I do enjoy using beech. It’s a much under appreciated wood.

For natural wood, don’t stain, get the real thing. The real thing is way better that a fake stain job.

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