Cabinet Materials and Finishes In Indio, CA


 

Finishes Available

Below are the finishes we offer.
 
Brushed Coffee on Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Brushed Coffee on Alder
 
Butterscotch Burl on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Butterscotch Burl on Maple
 
Marbled Sage on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Marbled Sage on Maple
 
 
Umber with Highlights on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Umber with Highlights on Maple
 
Rosewood on Cherry - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Rosewood on Cherry
 
Cherry Blossom on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Cherry Blossom on Maple
 
 
Old World on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Old World on Maple
 
Candlelight on Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Candlelight on Maple
 
Old Ranch on Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Old Ranch on Alder
 
 
Chestnut on Cherry - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Chestnut on Cherry
 
Mocha Distress with a Dry Brush on Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Mocha Distress with a Dry Brush on Alder
 
Mocha on Knotty Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Mocha on Knotty Alder
 
 
Mocha on Steamed Beech - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
Mocha on Steamed Beech
 
White Wash on Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
White Wash on Alder
 
 
 

Faux Finish Techniques

Faux is a French word which literally means fake; a faux finish within the context of cabinets refers to the effect created by employing a certain painting technique, wherein the finished product may resemble not only the color but the texture as well of a material different from what has been used to build it. Faux finish is not new, but its current popularity is unprecedented. Modern technology plays a big part in the success of faux finishes; designs previously impossible or too cumbersome to achieve are now within reach by both professionals and creative laymen alike; tools and paint formulas have been improved, they are easier to use, they last longer, and are environmentally more sound.
 

Glazing

A new and popular technique employed to achieve the desired faux finish of cabinets is glazing; glazing cabinets is popular for three significant reasons: it is practical, it is beautiful, and its design possibilities are infinite. Applied to an entire surface, then hand wiped to the desired look, glazing is a popular technique for enhancing the grain pattern of most wood species. Glazing will slightly alter the color of the base stain, adding a much softer and warmer look to the appearance of the door.
 
Glazing - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Dry-Brushing

A dry brush is dragged across the surface of a still wet glaze; the brush may be dragged vertically, horizontally or any direction, depending on the desired pattern although typically the brush is dragged down vertically. A variation of this technique is to let the glaze dry after it has been dry-brushed; apply a new coat of glaze over the area and dry-brush in the opposite direction to create a weave or checkered effect.
 
Dry-Brushing - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Sponging

The sponging technique makes use of a sponge; the sponge is used to either add or subtract color. To add color, the damp sponge is used as the main applicator of the glaze or as an applicator of a second or third colored glaze. To subtract color, the damp sponge is pressed against the still wet glaze.
 
Sponging - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Distressing

This warm, traditional look adds depth to the cabinetry for a finish that's commonly found on fine furniture. Adding cracks, dents and nicks give the appearance of aged wood. To begin, the unfinished door and drawer fronts are distressed with random impression marks and over-sanded. Next, a darkening stain is artistically applied to the corners and raised areas of the doors and drawer fronts to create a distressed look. A base stain is then applied and carefully hand-wiped to reveal the natural beauty inherent in the wood.
 
Distressing - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Splatter

Darker paint tops light or lighter tops dark to give the door a spattered look.
 
Splatter - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Highlighting

This technique is an excellent way to enhance the look of many different door styles. Due to the more controlled method of application, High Lighting creates a more defined look then glazing. First a base stain is applied to the wood to bring out its beauty and natural characteristics. Then a highlight glaze is carefully hand-applied to the recesses in the doors and drawer fronts creating a rich accent of color without altering the appearance of the base stain.
 
Highlighting - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
 

Wood Types

 
Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Maple
A closed grain wood that is white with a slight reddish brown tinge in color. This species is difficult to stain due to changing grain patterns in the close grain wood and any stain applied could appear blotchy on the end grain. The sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge and the heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. The amount of darker brown heartwood can vary significantly according to growing region.
 
 
Alder - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Alder
Principally grown in the Pacific Northwest, it is the most abundant commercial hardwood and is one of the lighter weight hardwoods in North America. . It was once consider a trash species and used for fuel. The wood of alder is nearly 100% sapwood. Alder, a relative of birch, is almost white when freshly cut but quickly changes on exposure to air, becoming light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. It is a relatively soft hardwood of medium density that has low bending strength, shock resistance and stiffness.
 
 
Cherry - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Cherry
Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to the rose family. It has a rich closed grain wood that is reddish in color. The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light. In contrast, the sapwood is creamy white. Sapwood is the major part of this wood and is allowed on the finished product. The wood is of medium density and is readily available.
 
 
Hickory/Pecan - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Hickory/Pecan
Eastern U.S., principal commercial areas: Central and Southern states. Tree height ranges from 60 to 120 feet. Botanically they are split into two groups; the true hickories, and the pecan hickories (fruit bearing) and is the first strictly American hardwood species. The wood is virtually the same for both and is usually sold together. Hickory is the hardest, heaviest and strongest American wood.
 
 
Red Oak - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Red Oak
An open grain wood that is pink to red in color. It stains easily with a varying degree of stain penetration depending upon grain structure. The oaks are by far the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests. The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength. Abundant. Most widely used species.
 
 
Pacific Maple - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Pacific Maple
Grown principally in the Pacific Northwest, where it is an abundant commercial hardwood. PC Maple is easy on the pocket book; it's about half the cost of hard maple. Its color is pale pinkish-brown to almost white. Generally there is no marked difference between heartwood and sapwood. PC maple has medium density, but is slightly harder than eastern soft maple.
 
 
Mahogany - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Mahogany
Mahogany has a generally straight grain and is usually free of voids and pockets. It has a reddish-brown color which darkens over time, and displays a beautiful reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable.
 
 
Beech - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Beech
Known as "Mother of the Forest" for its nutrient-rich humus. The sapwood is white with a red tinge, while the heartwood is light to dark reddish brown. The wood is generally straight-grained with a close uniform texture. Beech is classed as heavy, hard, strong, high in resistance to shock and highly suitable for steam bending.
 
 
Paint Grade Popular - Kitchen Cabinets in Indio, CA
 
Paint Grade Poplar
Sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the hardwood varying form pale yellow brown to olive green. Fine textured, soft and lightweight. Easily worked and takes paint exceptionally well. Frequently finished to look like other woods.