We just had custom cabinets made and installed and the stain job is terrible. Looks like two pieces of wood used for a door and each took the stain completely differently. Plus they are blotchy. PLEASE ADVISED
unless a preconditioner was applied as the first step before stain, you will get the blotchy look. Maple is one of those woods that does not take stain evenly w/o a conditioner. Only recourse would be to have the cabinets refinished.
Not all woods are prone to blotching.
Not all stains are prone to blotching.
Not all pre-conditioners work (especially when used as directed).
The problem is, that blotching is one of the few finishing defects that you can't easily correct by stripping and re-doing the finish.
It sounds like whoever did the finishing messed up. I'd go back to them for correction.
First rule of finishing: "Test the entire finish schedule on scrap before committing to your project."