The term TIP is used to describe the wood knots formed when you apply pressure on the wood as you’re using it. It may sound like a very complex process but in fact, all you need to know is how to read the markings on the wood to determine which knots to use. Most kitchen cabinets are pre-built and they come with instructions that explain the process of building them. You can either purchase these kits or you can undertake the whole project by yourself. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when you want to use TIP wood knots. Among those are the kind of wood you’re using and the type of stain or color you’d prefer to apply on the wood.
Wood is generally classified into three categories depending on the texture of the wood. Hard wood is frequently used in cabinets because it’s sturdy and easy to work with. However, the drawback of using hard wood is that it easily gets scratches and other kinds of damage. Softwoods, such as pine, are more popular because they have more visual appeal. This is why pine cabinets are often preferred by people who want to use lighter shades.
In using stains, you have two main options – the spray method and the dropper method. Spray stains are usually applied with a pump attached to the can. They’re easy to apply since there’s no need for too much effort. The problem is that you can’t control the amount of product you use so the stains can’t last for a long time. Aside from that, the mess caused by the dropper method is worse since you have to clean up the entire surface of the cabinet after applying the stain.