Information about cabinet doors and colors

 A primer on cabinetry: Doors and Finishes


Finding the right door style and finish is often the deciding factor for new cabinetry. Before you fall in love with a style or a color, look beyond the surface to ensure a quality product.

  • All-wood doors are more durable, and the finish application will be consistent.
  • Doors with veneered panels may not accept stains the same as wood which can cause inconsistencies in the color.
  • Quality hinges can be easily adjusted.
  • Soft close hinges allow for slow door closure eliminating door “slamming”.
  • Check door samples for precise application of door trims.
  • Consider decorative door options such as glass, wire, faux inserts or decorative resin panels.
  • Door preparation prior to staining affects the way a stain adheres to the door. Hand sanding is the best way to ensure a smooth, consistent finish.
  • Even if the finish is smooth with a nice sheen, that doesn’t mean it’s durable. Inquire further about the finishing process.
  • Sealing finishes with an oven-cured, catalyzed conversion varnish provides a finish that stands up to everyday use and is easy to clean.
Learn more
  1. Learn more about Fieldstone Cabinetry's finish process. Download the Strong at the Finish information sheet.
  2. Download the Cabinetry Comparison Workbook.

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