Some of the best types of wooden cabinets for storage include cherry, maple, oak, alder, hickory, walnut, birch and pecan. There are also other choices for compound materials that are easy to maintain and highly durable.
Wooden cabinets have varying colors, so choosing one that compliments the kitchen's design is helpful. Alder's color ranges from pale-red to brown. Walnut cabinets have brown hues and grain patterns. Options for pecan cabinets include dark brown, white and reddish brown. Common characteristics of these woods that contribute to their beauty include sugar tracks, wormholes, burl, sapwood and heartwood. Humidity affects the wood, so it's advisable to maintain a level above 20 percent when the temperature is below 20 degrees.