There are two basic finishes we use in our shop, stained or painted.
Painted – For a painted finish we normally use poplar for the hardwood and a maple plywood for the sheet goods. We can also leave the cabinets unfinished and ready for painting if you want to finish them or have them finished by your painter. After painting we can add a glaze to the finish which would highlight the detail of the wood on the doors and drawer fronts. After this process we add a clear coat to protect the finish
Stained – For a stained finish, we can select from a variety of stains or we can custom blend a stain for your project. After staining we can add a glaze to highlight the detail in the edges of the doors and drawer fronts and the profile on the panels in the doors. After this process is complete, we cover the finish with a clear coat to protect the look of the color.
We can also add several different techniques to the finish process like distressing or antiquing the finish. It all depends on the look you are trying to achieve.