natural cherry cabinets
Forgive me but I'm desperate so I posted this in the kitchen forum also.
We had our new cabinets custom built in place and the finishing was also supposed to be done on site. I had intended to have our new cherry cabinets stained a traditional (darker) stain..that is until.....
The cabinet guy brought me a sample door. It's been stained and to me, it looks like it's splotchy - kind of like different areas took more dark stain than others. I didn't think cherry would do that but guess I was wrong. I am just about sick over the finishing of the cabinets now. I KNEW everything was going toooooooo good. The cabinets are beautiful and they have done such a good job on the construction and I was SOOOO happy but now I'm really worried about the finish on them. I actually think his regular finish guy has flown the coup and he's trying to get someone else - regardless I want my cabinets right. SOOOOO I called a couple other places to check about having the cabinets finished because DH says if he doesn't come up with something soon we'll just have someone else finish them. (we've been waiting on finishing for 2 weeks already ....the granite is already fabricated and those installers are bugging me about installing it!....just add some more stress to my life, won't ya?), Well when I called around to check on getting some estimates, the thing I heard from every single finisher is "Why would you stain cherry cabinets?" So now I'm wondering if I should just consider leaving them natural. As light as the wood is unfinished is just too light but how much darker would they be with the lacquer varnish stuff? and how much darker would they age to? Would they blend ok with all the other darker cherry I have in the rest of the house? I've had way too many sleepless nights over this and I'm just ready to be done. If you have pix (or word of sympathy) I should could use them. Sandy