I am a newbie and got a question about the kitchen cabinets. I went to my local HD store and went looking for cabinets to get ideas, dimensions, finishes, etc.
I am planning to build my kitchen cabinets pretty soon! (Wish me luck, I will need it).
I was looking at the KraftMaid in stock and I was not impressed with the finish. I cannot describe what they look to me but I will try. The finish look dull, flat, I am not really talking about the sheen or maybe I am. What I am trying to say is that I build some maple cabinets (my favorite wood) for my laundry room and I used only tung oil.
The wood looks more alive, even I didn't apply any lacquer, poly or anything like that (Did I mention I am a newbie
). I didn't know maple will blotch so the surface has different blotch levels, but even that the wood of my laundry cabinets looks alive and better.
Is the kraftMaid or others how a fine kitchen cabinet should look? what am I missing? I don't want super glossy but I want something better, I guess.
I hope I make sense to you guys.