Any furniture buyer these days is spoilt for choice. And here we are not only talking about furniture designs and craftsmanship- but also about the quality and kind of wood used for making this furniture. Thus, it is really important to be well aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each wood type used, so that one can make the best decision based on his requirements.
Now when it comes to oak cabinets the first thing you should know is that they are highly durable. Oak is a wood that not just lasts for a lifetime, but literally for generations to come. When you are buying well built oak furniture, you are thus buying a legacy for your family that becomes a part of family history. For reference you might like to recall that most pieces of antique furniture are usually built with oak wood! Hence if you are looking for furniture that is strong, oak cabinets should be your first choice.
However, on the flipside, even the simple cabinets made of oak, such as the oak cabinets tend to be extremely heavy. They are difficult to move around, and if they are made of thick and full oak wood, you know you just want to place them at the right location once and not have to shift them ever again. This however, should not be a major disadvantage in the long run, since most furniture is hardly shifted on a daily basis. Besides this fact can even prove to be beneficial for your family, when you have small kids in the family who shall not be able to keep shifting and moving your oak tables away creating mischief!
A major advantage with oak cabinets is that they are mostly quite easy to maintain. This is a good thing for your kitchen, since we all know how much mess is generated in kitchens. If you are serious about making your oak cabinets last long, then a good idea is to keep them polished and well maintained. Getting these cabinets polished just about twice a year is good enough to keep those stains away. Also just like any other wood type- even oak needs to be kept away from water and persistent damps.