Can crown molding be a different wood than the kitchen cabinets? Can crown molding be a different wood than the kitchen cabinets?

While you can use a different type of wood for your crown molding than the kind your kitchen cabinets are made of, this is probably not a good idea. If done badly, it looks rather tacky, and can draw attention to the fact that it doesn’t match. It’s a better idea to make sure to get the same kind of wood, and the same color of stain, for both the cupboards and the molding. If this is not possible, then make sure that you try your best to match up the stain of the molding, to the stain and texture of the wood the cabinets are made from.

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