I am looking at remodeling my kitchen and building Cherry Kitchen Cabinets. I am at the beginning design/ idea stage. When looking for material, Cherry Veneer is so expensive, I am looking at what might be the most attractive least expensive options for the carcasses and shelves. I could go melamine, but I only see melamine with particle board, which I am not crazy about. I could go Birch Plywood.
Does anyone have any recommendation to keep the cost down for the Carcass and Shelves yet still look attractive. I can almost buy Cherry Wood for less than what they want for Cherry Plywood around here.
I noticed HD sells what it calls a furniture grade plywood with blonde wood. Any thoughs on that.
Also to save money would you put venneer between the cabinets, which is not seen?
And lastly if i used plywood with venneer on it, for the end cabnets would you cherry venneeer over the other veneer or add 1/4" plywood with cherry veneer over the other plywood?