What is a Character Stain?

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Some stains mute variations in wood – the darker the stain, the more variation is hidden. Character stains provide a rich, semi-translucent look accentuating the grain and variation found in natural wood. Try it with one of our Showplace specialty woods to make your eye-catching cabinetry all the more noticeable.

Give it Some Character

Add character stains to your cabinets and bring out the inherent variability, distinctive grain and unique personality of natural wood. This specially formulated finish is only available at Showplace, and for no extra cost.

Character vs. standard

View the comparison between a character stain and standard stain below. Can you see how the graining and markings of the wood varies between the two stain types? That enhancement of the wood brings added warmth to the finish and the look of the space.

Character Stain – Cashew

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Red Oak
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Rustic Alder
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Quartersawn White Oak
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Maple
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Hickory
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Cherry

Standard Stain – Autumn

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Red Oak
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Rustic Alder
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Quartersawn White Oak
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Maple
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Hickory
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Cherry

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