Published at Friday, July 13th 2018, 02:04:46 AM by Minerva Gordon. Bathroom Shelves. There are a number of different wood medicine cabinets one can choose from to match the decor in their bathroom. As with the shelves, wood is a commonly used material for cabinets, as it is very strong and will hold items well. There are a number of different types of wood, such as solid whitewood radiant pine or a rich cherry wood. Cabinet designers have made them from simple and basic to very ornate with intricate detailing, depending on one's personal taste.