He even used some of his prized walnut for the project. Walnut is one of my favorite types of wood and he has a huge stack of it that has been sitting there for years that he got a good deal on and has never been used. I feel very honored that he let us have some of it for our new kitchen. He probably would have let us use it for our cabinets, but I really wanted white cabinets so it would brighten up the space. Walnut accents, however, go perfectly with the beautiful white cabinets and give a nice contrast to the room.