One of the most popular woods chosen for cabinets is oak. Because of the proliferation of oak trees oak cabinets are often easy to find. Additionally, oak stains well, lasts long, is durable, and looks appealing.
Another choice of wood for cabinetry is ponderosa pine. Ponderosa pine comes in white, and yellow are often used for cabinetry. While pine is versatile, it can be quite difficult to work with if you plan to stain it yourself, therefore, it might be best to leave the staining to professionals.
An extremely adaptable wood, maple is prized among cabinet makers. It can be stained in almost any shade while still showing its natural wood grain. Maple can also be more cost-effective as most maple can be found in Asia, where most pre-assembled cabinetry is also made.