Cherry wood is a beautiful wood species that brings a warm yet formal touch to a room. Cherry wood is recognizable by its smooth, distinctive wood grain and reddish brown hue. Character cherry contains heartwood, which gives the wood a reddish brown color. Solid cherry contains sapwood, giving it a creamy white color. Character Cherry shows knots and wormholes adding eye-catching detail and, well, character! It’s no wonder why they have been a popular choice throughout the years.
Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Stains
Cherry cabinets are beautiful when left to their natural color with a clear finish. However, they really shine when finished in one of our many stained finishes. Stains are available on a multitude of wood door styles. There are many combinations of door style, drawer fronts, and finish options to choose from when selecting a color for your cherry cabinetry so its easy to customize it to your space’s needs.
Cabinet Door Styles
Cherry and Character Cherry material cabinets are available in our framed and frameless lines with various door panel options. The framed cabinetry product lines offer a more extensive selection of door styles and finish combinations. There are multiple ways to construct a framed wood cabinet. These include a rail and stile technique, a mitered joint technique, or a cope and tenon joinery. While frameless doors are made similarly, they are attached directly to the cabinet box instead of the face frame.
Door styles made from Cherry and Character Cherry are rarely ever finished with paint. The door styles are finished in a stain to reveal of the natural graining and beauty. These finishes range from a light, natural look to a dark, rich stain. Each stain is available with an added glaze finish technique to help accentuate the door style. Applied by dedicated workers, the glaze techniques make up a portion of our WellGuard Finishing System to ensure a long lasting and durable finish.
Cherry Cabinets FAQ
Should I Stain Cherry Cabinets?
Sanded and stained cherry cabinets show the natural beauty of the wood grain. If dark stains aren’t your chosen look, Wellborn Cabinet offers a variety of light, almost natural looking stains to showcase the wood grain. A great example of this is the new River Rock stain.
How Long Does it Take for Cherry Cabinets to Darken?
Exposed to direct sunlight, the darkening is most noticeable in the first six months. The more exposed to direct sunlight cherry cabinets are, the darker they get. Inside your home, you may not see any darkening due to the sun protection.
How Do You Keep Cherry Cabinets From Turning Dark?
Cherry wood needs to be kept away from direct sunlight to keep them from darkening. If the cherry cabinets are in the path of direct sunlight, they’ll need a little protection. Hanging a curtain or blinds to block natural sunlight from hitting the cabinet doors can protect the cherry cabinets.
Can I Use Cherry on My Island?
Cherry wood looks great in any aspect. If you want painted cabinetry but still want to bring in that beautiful, natural feel of stained cherry, an island is a great way to do that! This island is character cherry giving it that extra texture and feel that you and your guests are sure to love.
Ready for Your Cherry Kitchen Cabinets?
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