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Old 04-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #29
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Whatever toots your whistle. We happen to like our walnut

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:49 AM   #30
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We have light maple. The white cabinets remind me of Kmart's "Saunders" line of furniture.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #31
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I'm OK with it.

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:24 AM   #32
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We bought a new house about 9 years ago, and I hated the cupboards from day one. I love the rest of the house so much, I put up with it. Recently while trying to get the house ready to sell, I decided to paint the cupboards white and put new handles on. What an amazing difference it made. It really modernized it, and brightened it up.

Most motorhomes are meant to be like a cabin on wheels, a vacation home. That's probably why the manufacturers used so much wood. We knew we would remodel when we bought it, because we were going full time. I have 1 before and after, and as you can see it really brightens up the room.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #33
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Hows the saying go....
Every one has one some just.. OK never mind
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #34
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For my money, painting nice wood cheapens it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #35
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For my money, painting nice wood cheapens it.
For some it is a value-adding patina, kinda like the off-road dust on my Wrangler
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #36
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I'm not a fan of painted cabinets, to me it looks a little too "Euro". This is America, let the Europeans keep their look. I like the natural look of wood, enhanced by stains. What I DON"T like is the dark interiors; dark counters, dark cabinets, dark upholstery, and especially dark tile floors. Give me nice med to dark cabinetry, neutral upholstery, and wood floors and I'm a happy guy.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #37
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IMO lighter wood effects a more open area than dark wood. I really love to work with American walnut, but it's too dark for the interior of a RV if your lifemate is claustrophobic.
That said, whatever trips your trigger; it's your money, you earned it, you spend it.
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I can live with the darker colors
I don't see this as a dark wood. And the floor and counter tops are light. It looks very nice.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:58 AM   #39
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We went with maple. Much lighter and more spacious feeling.

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Old 04-22-2013, 03:05 PM   #41
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I don't see dark woods as a "recent" trend. We had trouble finding a coach we liked in 2004 along the East Coast, and when we commented to one salesperson we preferred oak or lighter wood he said he wished their buyers would order some as many people made the same comment, but oak was "standard" and the buyers normally ordered optional darker cherry or walnut ...I suppose because they got a mark-up? We lived in VA at the time, but eventually bought a coach with oak in TX and drove it back to VA.
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i will stay in my black walnut and enjoy it. to each there own if you don't like don't buy it and don't criticize some body for buying it .this what makes the usa great choice!
The DW likes....no...really...really likes a darker stained Cherry or alder. As soon as we entered a coach when we were looking, if the interior was white or oak I couldn't get her past the steering wheel. Me???....well you should see my garage!!!

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