Hickory kitchen cabinets give your kitchen a warm, rustic look that instantly makes the space more inviting. Hickory kitchen cabinets are highly valued and opted for their resilience, beauty, prominent grains and strength. A few unique characteristics of hickory cabinets are to be noted. The hardwood is fine grained with lovely, beautiful patterns and the colors vary. Though tough, the hardwood is smooth with a fine texture. For finishing touch, the grain welcomes dark to medium colors and accommodates bleaching. The heartwood of hickory is dark red while the sapwood is wide and white in color. You have to be careful while employing cutters. You will find yourself going smooth for sometime and suddenly a great chunk of wood gets loose and falls off. Due to the grains and density, people usually employ carbide and this culminates in a dull and long lasting cut. With the advent of new coatings which reflect heat, and with the application of high quality steels, hickory wood can be sharply cut. Hence a better and suitable finish can be obtained while employing hickory wood in cabinetry.
Hickory kitchen cabinets require gentle care; you cannot scour them with any kind of abrasive scrubber or cleanser. Dedicate soft cloths to cleaning hickory to avoid scratching or marring the surface. You cannot clean hickory wood cabinets with harsh chemicals, as you risk permanently damaging the wood. Use a mild dishwashing detergent diluted in warm water. Clean up splatters immediately. Avoid products that contain bleach or silicone, and don’t use waxing or polishing products on hickory at all.