I have just had a new set of maple cabinets delivered at my new
construciton site. The custon cabinet maker is awesome. The fit is
perfect, the construction flawless, the finish on the cabinets/faces is
perfect. The finish on the raised panel doors however, is a disaster.
The color is a dark cherry finish to match the pool table in the same
room. The doors appear to be many, many, many shades lighter,
particularly the raised panel in the center of each (22 of them) door.
Evidently there was some sort of problem with uptake of stain on the
doors, which were made by a subcontractor, and not by the cabinet maker
Is this related to some part of the fabrication process, perhaps too
much/not enough sanding, or some other correctable problem? Can/how can
these doors be fixed? Is there a solution short of replacing them? If
they are replaced, how can I be sure the new ones will not stain, or
more accurately not NOT stain, in a similar fashion?
Any input will be greatly appreciated.