As an entirely natural material, wood is in a constant state of expansion and contraction. This is largely due to the variation of relative humidity in the house. Generally in our market, the North Eastern region of North America, the air is quite humid in the summer and dry in the winter. This last point is accentuated when heating houses in the cold dry winter months and not re-introducing humidity into the air. Because of this variation in relative humidity, hairline cracks at the joints on the finished surface of cabinet doors and frames may form. The appearance of these naturally-forming cracks will not diminish the strength of the joints, and are part of the normal settling process of finely-crafted wooden cabinetry. Doors with construction joints will conceal this issue.
* Not available on all door styles, ask your authorized dealer for details.