Hickory stands out as a superior wood even before it is shaped and fashioned into furniture. It is strong and solid and has grain patterns that no other wood possesses. Hickory is harder than oak or maple and is sturdy enough to last a very long time. Just think about all of the things that your kitchen furnishings must go through with all the heat, smoke, steam and water that regularly flows over the surfaces. The kitchen cabinets probably go through more use than any other cabinets in the house as well. When sealed properly, hickory kitchen cabinets will survive all that your kitchen has to dish out, without warping or weakening in the slightest. This is also a money saver, because you’re not going to have to replace or remodel these for a good long time.