In today’s market staining and finishing wood cabinetry without paint is in the minority When you are craftsmen of fine cabinetry sometimes we miss the beauty of working with natural wood in it’s original form. Rustic hickory is one of the most interesting wood species. It had great depth and plenty of rustic for everyone. In this particular kitchen he liked lots of rustic, and she did not. So we compromised with more rustic knots and imperfections on the island piece and less on the cabinets.The island boasts a rich deep stain and the cabinets are in its natural form with just a clear coat finish. Most wood species can come in a more rustic version of its self. Like this kitchen our clients wanted to control the amount of rustic incorporated in the cabinetry. Because we are custom cabinet makers we are able to accommodate those needs. We hand select the wood as we build beautiful kitchens and baths.We love the beauty of natural wood and hope you consider putting some custom cabinetry in your home!