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 your cabinetry 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 our cabinetry.

We strongly encourage designers and sales agents to set real expectations with homeowners on the variability and beauty of natural wood products.  We all want homeowners to end up with a product they love!

Beech – Burrows Cabinets uses a European Beech which is light cream in color with darker heartwood & some mineral streaks. The grain is short, mostly straight, with fine, even texture. Beech wood imparts definite warmth to the environment and has the ability to take a wide array of finishes well. Depending on the finish chosen, Beech can exhibit a strong or very minimal grain presence and is often used to mimic more expensive woods like Walnut, Cherry and Mahogany. On darker colors, it is common for this species to exhibit a mottled or blotchy look similar to Maple. While generally very uniform in appearance, these inherent characteristics & properties appear randomly in any given piece of lumber. Beech is also harder than Oak and has a high resistance to shock and abrasion making it a very durable choice.