Cabinet Finishing Process

Cabinet Finishing Process

Each cabinet door is sanded following a specific “grit” process, from fine to medium, to ensure an even and unvarying base for the cabinets. The wood is also vacuum cleaned to remove any remaining dust and clear away remaining wood particles. The first toner application is then applied to select styles of doors to enhance the natural beauty of the wood’s grain. Next, the wood is oven cured at 130° F, a second toner application is painted on, and it is oven cured at 130° F again. At this point, wood conditioner and a stain prep coat are added before an additional curing at 130° F.

The wood is then hand sanded and dust is once again removed for a smooth surface. Another stain is applied, and it penetrates deep into the wood for full and even coverage. Next, hand wiping removes any excess stain and further emphasizes the elegance of the wood’s natural grain. After another oven curing at 130° F, a catalyzed sealer is added to the surface to protect the stain’s integrity.

Each stained cabinet door style receives two full coats of tough, long-lasting, non-yellowing catalyzed sealer. The wood goes through another oven cure at 130° F before being hand sanded and smoothed of all remaining dust and particles one last time.

The result is an exceptionally smooth hand finish on each door. As a last step, a premium quality catalyzed varnish is added to protect the wood from any moisture and ensure the lasting beauty and integrity of the wood. Each door then goes through a final oven curing at 130° F to seal in and ensure the lasting quality of the treatment.