One of the most expensive, but also one of the most beautiful, cherry wood is unique. As cherry ages, it changes from a light wood color to a dark red color over time. The natural red hue of cherry wood, once it has been stained, will enhance the stain.
Finally, mahogany, while rare, have a opulent and lavish look to them that causes a lot of homeowners to fall in love with them. Most homeowners looking for a unique style and class will opt for mahogany, but could also get the same results with other wood stained to look like mahogany.
This article was just a brief overview of the types of wood available for cabinets. Of course, regional differences may provide different wood types, but these are the basics. Going to a cabinet maker or hardware store will allow you to look at the wood and make an informed choice.