As an entirely natural material, wood is in a constant state of expansion and contraction. This effect is largely due to the variation of relative humidity. In markets with cold/dry winters along with warm/humid summers the change in relative humidity is quite substantial. Because of this variation in relative humidity, hairline cracks at the joints of cabinet doors and frames may form on the finished surface. 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. Construction joints are not available on all door styles, ask your authorized dealer for details. We also offer (painted) 5 piece composite doors* for those who prefer a flush look while minimizing the appearance of hairline cracks. Although not crack proof, 5 piece composite doors are highly crack resistant.
* Not available on all door styles, ask your authorized dealer for details.