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What cabinet wood species with medium-stained red oak floors?

morton5
14 years ago

We are refinishing our red oak floors with a medium stain (probably Minwax fruitwood). I had thought I would pick white cabs, but now I'm leaning toward wood, and am having trouble picking a species. I think I read somewhere that with oak floors, I should stick with oak or cherry cabs. Is this good advice? Cabs are full overlay shaker style. There is an island that could have a darker finish. I was thinking maybe natural oak, cut to minimize grain, on the perimeter and black/brown stain on the island. Anybody have species/color inspiration? I'd like to stay away from paint.

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