Types of Wood Used for Kitchen Cabinet Fabrication

The choice of wood for kitchen cabinets in Malaysia (or anywhere else) can depend on a variety of factors including aesthetics, durability, price, and personal preference. Here are some types of wood that are commonly used in Malaysia for kitchen cabinets:

Rubberwood: Also known as Hevea wood, this is a popular choice in Malaysia due to its affordability, strength, and stability. It's widely available as Malaysia is one of the world's largest producers of rubberwood.

Meranti Wood: This is a hardwood derived from the Shorea species, which is native to Malaysia. It's known for its durability and resistance to decay and insects, making it a popular choice for kitchen cabinets.

Nyatoh Wood: This is a moderately hard, durable timber that's widely used in Malaysia for kitchen cabinets and other indoor furniture. It's known for its beautiful grain and good workability.

Oak Wood: Though not native to Malaysia, oak is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets due to its strength, durability, and attractive grain. It's often imported and used for high-end kitchen cabinets.

Teak Wood: Teak is another wood that's highly valued for its excellent durability, resistance to water and termites, and beautiful golden color. It's often used for high-end furniture, including kitchen cabinets.

Plywood/MDF: While not a type of solid wood, plywood and Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF) are commonly used in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets due to their affordability, durability, and versatility. They can be coated with a veneer of real wood for a more luxurious finish or with a laminate or melamine layer for a more cost-effective, low-maintenance solution.

Remember, each type of wood has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The choice ultimately depends on your specific requirements, budget, and the aesthetic you wish to achieve in your kitchen. It's advisable to consult with a professional before making a decision.


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