Natural Expectations

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Joint Lines

As an entirely natural material, wood is in a constant state of expansion and contraction. Because of this, hairline cracks at the joints on the finished surface of cabinet doors and frames may form. The appearance of these naturally-forming cracks will not diminish the strength of the joints, and are part of the normal settling process of finely-crafted wooden cabinetry. Doors with construction joints will conceal this issue.

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End Grain

The end of fibres are more porous than other areas in wooden timber, and consequently absorb more stain, which can in turn cause a darker appearance. Potential variances in wood absorption cannot be prevented.

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Mineral Streaks

Mineral deposits form in wood as trees extract nutrients from the surrounding soil. The deposits can cause blackish-blue streaks to appear in the grains of many different wood types. The streaks can appear lighter or darker depending on which type of finish is applied.

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Aging

Many woods deepen and mellow as they age, bringing greater warmth to lighter-stained cabinetry, and increasing the depth beneath darker stains, this is more prevelant in cherry and pine.