Each material selection can impact the hardware and finish options. When paired with tasteful accents, your closet, media center, family room or entertainment center can come to life!
Wood is considered by many to be the most versatile building material. Each type of wood has its own grain and appearance. Hardwoods like oak, maple, and ash tend to be popular for their appearance as well as their overall durability. Their characteristics tend to accept stain, varnish, and other enhancements to accent the natural grain.
At the same time, there are some softwoods that can have a place in a custom fireplace cabinet. Some softwoods like pine, don’t always accept stain, yet there are varnishes that can enhance their grain pattern and appearance. Softwoods and composite wood materials might also be a great option if you want to paint the custom fireplace cabinet to match the surrounding room.
Glass shelves and metal can give your fireplace cabinet and the surrounding space a sleek appeal. They also tend to work and play very well with accent lighting. Built-in LED lights can be used to highlight artwork, family keepsakes, and other mementos. They can also be used in concert with overhead lights and other lighting features in the room to give the fireplace cabinet greater visual impact.