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!

Hickory – Hickory is a particularly strong hardwood whose grain patterns will vary from open to closed. It will vary wildly in color, ranging from a blond hue to dark brown, with mineral streaks, knots and burls emphasizing the natural growth of the tree. Hickory is generally admired for its dramatic variations in color and grain pattern. It is reasonably receptive to most stains, and darker colors will “mellow” some of the inherent color variations. Due to its nature, the characteristics that define this specie will occur randomly throughout the product. Some items may appear relatively bland/clear while others may be displayed quite prominently