Custom Cabinetry: Which Material Is Best For Your Remodel?

As a homeowner remodels and updates come with the territory. However, how you go about tackling the project makes the ultimate difference. Even when working on a budget, cutting corners generally never pays off. As is the case with custom cabinetry.

At NH Woodworks, we pride ourselves in offering the New England region some of the most unique, customized solutions for any project. Here, our team compares two materials on opposite ends of the spectrum – particle board versus solid wood for cabinets.


Particle Board

One of the most significant benefits of using particle board in cabinetry is the cost. Because the material is composed of adhesives and wood particles, particle board is much cheaper than solid wood. However, the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ undoubtedly applies in this situation.

While the cost is lower, the longevity of particle board is much less than the competition. Thus, one should outweigh the upfront cost versus the expected life of particle board, and the cost incurred to replace broken cabinets. Some of the most common areas of concern include warping from humidity exposure, breakage from heavy kitchen elements, and health concerns due to some manufacturers using a urea-formaldehyde resin during the production process.


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Solid Wood

When comparing the spectrum of cabinetry options, the opposite end of particle board brings us to solid wood. Higher in cost, this option is worth every penny – especially when you opt for a company like NH Woodworks that provides a customized solution unique to your requirements.

Offering extreme durability, solid wood cabinets are superior. Solid wood provides moisture resistance strong enough to handle impressive amounts of weight, and will last for generations with proper care. That said, the care and maintenance required for solid wood is nothing to shy away from. In fact, these cabinets are easier to care for than most others!


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Whether your home aesthetic is modern or farmhouse, NH Woodworks has the solid wood, customized solution sure to turn heads! With over a decade in business, our team has the experience and expertise to ensure your results bring years of satisfaction. To learn more about our process and how our team can turn your home into a show stopping showroom, please contact us today at (603) 722-8989.


We look forward to providing you with superior solutions in customized cabinetry solutions.