Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. is built for today’s homeowners who is looking for quality that lasts, quality that looks impressive and quality that is within their price range. Associated Builders and Contractors has designed a series of styles that are traditional but have a contemporary flair with a fine selection of species and finishes to complete the look of any kitchen. Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. has superior craftsmanship that’s comfortably affordable and tremendously attractive.
Massachusetts’ cabinetry doesnt get any better when you choose Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. Wood is a product of nature. How wood looks and feels is affected by climate, soil nutrients, growing season, season of harvest and age at harvest. Wood contains natural imperfections and is part of its appeal and character. Every piece of wood—even within the same tree—is slightly different in color, texture and grain from every other piece. All wood species and finishes should avoid long term exposure to moisture. Cherry is characterized by its red undertones, but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown.
A close-grained wood with fairly uniform texture, cherry wood reveals pin knots and curly graining. All wood will mature with time, and it is especially true for cherry wood, of which the finish will slowly mature to a rich, darker tone. Those who choose this highly sought-after quality in cherry cabinetry should expect to witness this evolution. Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is predominately white to creamy-white in color, with occasional reddish brown tones.
White maple typically features uniform graining as compared to other wood species, characteristic markings may include fine brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird’s eye dots and mineral streaks. Its elegant, straight grained appearance sets it apart from the more common “cathedral grain” properties of plain sawn red oak. With inherent enhanced stability, quarter sawn red oak is a more desirable, higher value alternative to plain sawn for any red oak application. Contrary to plain sawn oak, straight grain oak is cut for figure.