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    Default Kitchen Cabinets - Maple vs Alder

    In the process of building a home. When it comes to cabinetry, are there any specific reasons to lean to one type of wood/grain over another?

    From a quick google search, alder seems to be softer (does it really dent/scratch that easily?), whereas maple is harder/more durable.

    Not sure if Calgary weather should play a role in the decision?

    We are leaning towards a dark grey or brown (in alder).

    Any input is appreciated.
    Last edited by nagooro; 04-18-2017 at 09:58 PM.

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    Our kitchen is Alder. We have had it for 6.5yrs now. Well built and durable, but we aren't hard on it either. I like the grain over maple.

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