Refinishing is time-honored method of updating cabinetry, and if your cabinets are in reasonably good repair, it can yield attractive results - along with a sense of personal satisfaction.
In undertaking a job of interior wood finishing there are four factors which must be considered: the kind of wood, the color decorative plan for the room, the durability of the finish expected and the cost or investment of money to be made.
The kind of wood to be finished determines broadly the character of the finishes to be employed. We may say that in common practice woods are finished as indicated by these groups:
In addition to the types of wood, the grade has much to do with the selection of the finish. The cheaper grades, and even the better grades which have not been selected for grain, figure and color by the mill, often leave one with no choice of finish except as between paint and enamel.
Types of Wood