Minimalist Walnut Kitchen – Here at Stefand Woodwork we like working with walnut. The grain of the wood is distinct, rich, and modern. The straight wood grain also makes it nice for a minimalist kitchen, characterized by clean horizontal and vertical lines, frameless cabinetry, and functional and sleek appliances. This was a kitchen we completed in Kitchener, and we’re so glad to have had customers with such a great eye for quality and minimalist design.
Wondering whether to go maple or walnut for your kitchen? Here are a few tips: The cost is similar for both wood types, although walnut plywood runs slightly more expensive, and its soft texture makes staining slightly more time consuming and thus costly. The maple grain is more consistent and gives more of a blended appearance across the cabinets, where the walnut grain can change from cabinet to cabinet. And lastly, almost any colour or stain can be applied to maple, while walnut isn’t as accepting of stain, keeping its more pronounced grain, and is best with a clear finish.