Disclaimer for Images

All collections

Photographic representations of finishes are affected by both direct and indirect lighting, as well as computer screen and printer limitations. Mod Cabinetry strongly recommends using these photographs as a reference and your final decision should be based on looking at samples.

Disclaimer for Painted Wood Door & Drawer Fronts

Naturals and Natural Express only

All wood expands and contracts due to environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.  This natural process can create open joint lines in the painted finish. An open joint line is not considered a defect in the carpentry or kitchen cabinetry industries. Both the finish and structural integrities of the joint are unaffected. 

Wood may expand and contract differently from cabinet to cabinet. Even joints within the same cabinet may behave differently. Some joined wood may not show any joint lines, others may be slightly visible, while others may display easily visible joint lines.

Joint lines also may occur due to the repeated impacts from normal everyday use. Consumer wear and tear is not considered a defect. 

An open wood joint line should never undergo prolonged water or heavy moisture exposure. It is best practice to dry any part of your cabinets after gentle cleaning or whenever moisture is present whether there are open joint lines or not. Do pay extra attention to open joint line areas. Dry completely.

Color Changes

Naturals and Natural Express only

All Paints, especially lighter colors, are susceptible to color change due to airborne particles from cooking, grilling, tobacco smoke, fireplaces and/or candles. Exposure to natural or artificial light may alter the finish color. Moisture may also influence color presentation over time.

Disclaimer for Stained Wood Door & Drawer Fronts

Naturals and Natural Express only

All wood is a product of nature. While each wood type grows best in specific conditions, nature provides differences that are critical to the growing soil, and weather conditions will have their effect on grain patterns and color.

The beauty of real wood is created by the infinite variation of grain, texture, and color. This is especially true of hardwood and hardwood veneers; hardwoods are particularly noted for their variety in graining. 

It is the nature of hardwoods to have mineral streaks (light brown, dark brown, to black areas in the wood) and great variation in graining.  

The number of mineral streaks varies from board to board, you may notice differences between cabinets, doors, drawers, finished end panels, or even on the same panel. 

Mineral streaks or unusual graining are considered to be characteristic of natural wood and will not be considered to be a defect or reason for replacement. No special emphasis is made to select materials to match each other.

All color characteristics of wood change as it ages. This wood and stain color can be affected. The amount and rate of the change will depend on many factors, including wood type, stain color, and the amount of direct sunlight. In addition, exposure to smoke, chemicals, and human-made light may, over time, cause some materials to vary from their original color.

This softening of the color is not noticeable day to day, it will make a difference over an extended period of time. Cabinets or accessories added at a later date may not exactly match previously installed cabinetry. Differing profiles and edge shapes of doors, drawers, moldings and panels may also affect the final appearance of the finish. In totality, wood is not a uniform look.

Disclaimer for Slab Wood Door & Drawer Fronts

Naturals and Natural Express only

The slab door and corresponding drawer front is made from a sheet of real wood cut into a veneer that is applied to an MDF core. This is an industry-standard method for making slab doors since doors can be large and cuts of solid wood will warp if bigger than 12″ high. The real wood veneer is created using a rotary cut which gives it a different grain appearance than solid wood (which is used in our shaker door and drawer fronts). 

What this means to you is that your slab door and drawer front will be stable with a beautiful and unique real wood veneer. It also means that they are not solid wood and that the grain pattern will be different from the solid wood material that you may have seen in home furniture etc. As with any wood product, every tree is different so every wood veneer has a unique appearance. 

Grain matching is a custom feature we do not offer. This means that the grain flow pattern in your doors and drawers will not be continuing across the cabinets.

Disclaimer for Walnut

Naturals only

Walnut color can range from a deep warm brown to a light reddish-grey brown. All wood species, and in particular Walnut, are a product of nature in which variations in color, grain pattern, textures, and density are unique. Birdseye, blister, burl, fiddle back, flame, quilted or spalted figuring is due to the natural grain properties inherent in all wood species. These natural variations are considered part of the character and beauty of real walnut and can affect how the wood accepts clear or solid-color finishes. This may occur in small areas of the cabinetry or it may be a feature across the majority of the cabinetry. Figuring is due to the natural grain properties inherent in all wood species and is not considered a defect.


Disclaimer for Thermofoil

Bylder only

Heat and high humidity can influence the integrity of thermofoil. Special care should be taken with thermofoil cabinets next to ovens, cooktops, and dishwashers. A best practice is the use of a heat shield for cabinets adjacent to these areas. It is your responsibility to apply a heat shield.