What are the keys to a applying a really great wood stain finish? Quality Workmanship
Stain is designed to show off the beauty of the wood so it stands to reason that the foundation need to be flawless. For cheaper cabinets – or those that will be painted – less expensive wood is okay. And less time and attention is needed in cutting and matching wood grains. For your kitchen, choose a experienced and detail-oriented cabinet maker. Look for perfect seams without glue spillage, look for the latest in door-closing technology, and cabinets built to fit – without ‘spacers’.
TIP 2: Select beautiful wood
When using a stain, select quality wood like oak, maple or pine. If using paint, cheaper selections are okay. Stains will be applied to provide a clarity and accent the grains and cuts. So choose well. Done correctly, the wood will last a life time. This is an area not to scrimp on.
TIP 3: Insist on Hand-Stained
The main difference between hand-stained cabinets and machine-stained cabinets is quality. The personal approach to the details makes the wood more beautiful and the stain more lasting.An experienced woodworker will pay close attention to the grain and cut of the wood. A machine sprays each piece without regard.
Hand-stained provide a clarity to the wood grain. And a machine is more likely to mask the wood, making it not worth the investment.
Machine-stained wood is more likely to pool in uneven areas making it susceptible to peeling and water damage.
Every piece from Pacific Coast Custom Cabinetry is hand stained, giving it unparalleled beauty. Some competitors stay away from this technique because of the extra man hours required, but we think it is essential. We only provide our clients with the longest lasting, highest quality cabinets available.