Solid wood, wood veneer and UV cabinets | Ateliers Jacob

Solid Wood cabinets

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Solid wood cabinets are ideal for achieving unparalleled charm and elegance. Being extracted directly from tree trunks, solid wood contains real veining as well as a natural tint. Due to the nature of its provenance, the material is likely to contain different natural color variations. Solid wood remains a more expensive choice than MDF, melamine and other materials available in kitchen cabinet design. In order to obtain a classic kitchen, this material is without a doubt the best choice on the market.

Pros

Easy maintenance

Elegant material 

Wide variety of colours

Wide variety of species

Resistant

Timeless design

Easier to repair in case of scratches

Disadvantages

Curves with time according to the essence and length of the panel

Colour may be affected by sunlight

Moisture content in ambient air must be retained

Cabinets made of wood veneer

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Wood veneer is an alternative to solid wood. This process consists of applying a thin layer of wood glued to a panel made of particles or MDF. It is the ideal choice when solid wood becomes too expensive. By having the appearance of wood, veneer has the same advantages as solid wood by being more resistant to humidity. Wood veneer is available in the same species and colors as the solid wood it replaces.

Pros

Easy maintenance

Timeless Design

Resistant 

Wide variety of colours

Wide variety of species

Easier to repair in case of scratches

Disadvantages

Colour may be affected by sunlight

Cabinets made of UV wood veneer

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UV wood veneer is an alternative to solid wood. This process consists of applying a thin layer of natural wood with a transparent UV finish on a panel made of particles. It is an ideal choice when solid wood becomes too expensive. By having the appearance of wood, veneer has the same advantages as solid wood by being more resistant to humidity. However, no dyes can be applied to this material.

Pros

Easy maintenance

Timeless Design

Resistant

Easier to repair in case of scratches

Disadvantages

No stain applied

Natural finish only