Stain For Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Fir
We're looking for suggestions for a finish for the CVG fir cabinets being built for us.
The amber or orange tone of the cabinets by Davis Homes in the foreground of the photo is appealing to us. However, we've read about the natural darkening of CVG from sunlight exposure, and are wondering if a clear finish might be best to promote this.
The contractor intends to use a catalyzed lacquer as a top coat to protect the surface from impact damage and wear from hands. We're thinking that minimal gloss would be good.
Here is a link that might be useful: CVG Darkening