January 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am in the final stages of a major bathroom remodel. The contractor hired a cabinet person who screwed up the stain on the new maple cabinets. I am not sure what happened, but it almost looked like he stained the inside and not the out. We refused to accept them and he says he had the wood replaced and stained them again. We are still not happy with the stain on the front panels; it seems dull, is uneven, and does not match the sides of the cabinet at all. The cabinets are made of maple, and the contactor is telling us that we have to accept them because maple is a hard wood to stain evenly. The stain color is supposed to be Mocha, but not only do they look light and uneven in sections, they look dull. Does this look like an acceptable stain job to you based on what you Houzzers know about maple and stain?