A "special instructions" box is provided at checkout to request samples. For example, if you type "Stain to be determined, please send medium stains on Oak", we will send 3 or 4 medium stains on Oak for you to choose from. You then make your selection and mail the samples back to us. Stain samples consist of 2 separate boards of contrasting grain which are glued, planed, sanded, stained, top coated and then cut to size. Needless to say, this is a time consuming and costly procedure. Because of this, a $25 re-stocking fee for each stain board will be assessed for boards and/or leather samples not returned to us. Please keep in mind that we can also custom stain pieces to match your existing furniture.
Cherry and Rustic Cherry
(Prunus Serotina): Found from Maine to the Appalachians. Finest growth is from Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Light reddish-brown in color with a warm easygoing grain that may include small pitch pockets of minerals. Cherry will darken with exposure to light. Cherry scores 950 on the Janka hardness test. Rustic Cherry shares the same properties as our standard cherry. The difference being that it contains more "sap wood" and mineral deposits or "pitting" as shown in the sample below.
Finish Works Premier Collection (No Extra Charge)