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!
Red Oak – Burrows Cabinets uses a Northern Red Oak, known for its strong and varied grain patterns. As with most other hardwoods, Red Oak contains a variety of colors and tones. While red is the predominant color in Red Oak lumber, it is intermingled with shades of white, tan, brown, green, blue, and black. These colors appear randomly in any given piece of lumber. Oak is like other hardwoods in that it will contain mineral streaks, small, sound knots, and occasional worm holes. Grains may vary from “even” to “wild”. Oak machines well and is generally receptive to a variety of stains and finishes. It is a time-tested hardwood known for its durability and versatility.