What is a Solid Wood

Solid wood cabinets are a type of cabinet often compared with MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). It's commonly thought that solid wood cabinets are the best type of cabinets but that's not necessarily the case. Solid wood certainly has many benefits--it's sturdy, strong, and its grain has an appealing look aesthetically. But as compared to MDF cabinets, solid wood has the tendency to contract when subjected to heat and humidity. This makes MDF--which stands up better to heat and humidity--a preferred option for areas like a bathroom where solid wood cabinets would be subjected to contraction due to the moisture and heat from the shower. That said, in many cases, solid wood cabinets are still a great option for your kitchen and provide a unique and sturdy feature for the center of your home.