[1] Wood species or the material that covers the cabinet will affect pricing, but not as much as you might think. A stainless-steel-clad cabinet will be the most expensive and a melamine (thin plastic laminate) surface will be the least costly. Cherry is usually about 7 to 10 percent more than oak. Hickory, oak and pine usually run very close in price. Unusual cabinet woods—such as alder, mahogany, fir, rift-cut woods, redwood and teak, etc.—will usually cost more than common oak or pine. Maple currently is the most common wood used and usually prices between oak and cherry. #homeremodeling