Burrows Cabinets offers a wide variety of door style options, wood species and finish options to help you create the look that fits your design style and taste, and will look beautiful for many years.  Our team of experienced woodworkers use time and wear-tested finishes and top-quality, furniture-grade materials to complete your cabinets.  Please contact your builder’s design center for specific information on the door styles, wood species and finish options they offer.  Shown below are photos of Burrows Cabinets standard, painted and select finishes.

Natural Hardwoods – What to expect

Burrows Cabinets uses the finest, furniture-grade, select hardwood available for our cabinets and cabinet doors. Because these hardwoods are a product of nature, variations in color and grain are to be expected. Some species of wood have unique grain characteristics that may cause the final finish to look darker in some areas. Therefore, while each cabinet will have the same basic appearance as our door samples, they will be absolutely unique and perhaps noticeably different. You can anticipate the consistency of quality and craftsmanship as well as the character of natural wood in all of our cabinetry.

 Glazed, Painted and Stained Finishes

Our finished sample or sample photo is a close color representation of what an overall kitchen will look like and is not meant to match every door or cabinet. The artistic nature of the hand-applied finish, along with the unique qualities of natural or manufactured wood, can create an unbalanced or inconsistent look. The differences in the final look from door to door are part of the design and the art of the hand-glazing process, combined with the differences created by the natural characteristics of wood. These differences should be expected.

Discoloration: All finishes are susceptible to discoloration due to airborne particles such as cooking, grilling, smoke, fireplaces or candles. Prolonged exposure to natural or artificial light and/or moisture may alter the finish color as well. Touch up or replacement items completed after installation may not result in an exact match due to discoloration.

Expansion and Contraction:

Please be aware wood expands and contracts due to environmental changes in temperature and humidity. Five-piece cabinet doors (and multi-panel cabinet doors) are constructed with a small amount space in the frame groove, which allows the panel to float slightly within the frame, allowing for expansion of the panel due to changes in the environment, without causing the frame to split or crack.

The natural process of expansion and contraction can create open joints in the finish. An open joint line related to expansion or contraction is not considered a defect. The finish will still protect the surface, and the structural integrity of the joint will not be affected. Wood may expand and contract differently from cabinet to cabinet and even joints within the same cabinet may behave differently. Some joined wood may not show any joint lines, others may be slightly visible, while others may display easily visible joint lines. Joint lines also may occur due to repeated impacts from normal everyday use. An exposed open wood joint can be damaged from prolonged exposure to water or heavy moisture. Therefore, wipe off any excess moisture from cabinet surfaces as soon as possible.