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1. Solid woodWood is by far the most common material used for cabinets. It is a non-toxic and renewable resource. Several kinds top the list – hardwoods like marindi (mindi or Melia azedarach), teak, and sheesham (Indian rosewood) are common kitchen cabinet materials in India. You can then stain and varnish the surface or paint it with your choice of hue. ProsWood is available in a diverse range of grains, colours and textures. Natural variation within the material itself adds to its distinctive appeal. It adapts very well to both traditional and modern design styles. Cleaning polished wood is not a hefty task. Avoid highly acidic solutions, such as commercial cleaners.ConsBad-quality timber boards show warps and dents, so care must be taken to buy the right wood. Change in humidity levels can damage the core and surface of the wood, and it needs frequent polishing to maintain its straight and smooth texture. It is also a costly and time-consuming material to work with.