Is cherry furniture made differently than kitchen cabinets?
I have always liked the look of warm cherry in furniture I've seen in the really nice New England/Vermont furniture lines. So that's the color we wanted for kitchen cabinetry. I ordered cherry (custom) and now we're looking at samples of what is being used--it's not warm and reddish like the furniture I've seen--it has cooler tones, almost walnut. We are having it stained, but so far the samples are still cooler than what I've seen in furniture stores. I just borrowed a shelf from a friend's bookcase to have the contractor show to the cabinet maker, but I'm wondering--have I chosen the wrong wood or the wrong finish? Are there different types of Cherry? (Ours is Cherry Select) How do I get the warm tone I want (our counters are white marble and the sink and stove are stainless steel--we have to have warm tones to balance that!) Please help--I don't want to demand the impossible, but I've seen stores that carry cherry furniture and it doesn't look like this!
Here's a picture of what I wanted (the Canterbury hutch)