Enhancing the unique grain characteristics and color of tannin rich white oak is a process known as "fuming." A curious choice of name considering the classic rich, warm, brown color it imbues produces not even the slightest hint of ire. Fuming is accomplished when the natural tannic acid of a specific wood species makes contact with ammonia gas. Quite popular in the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 1900's, it is now re-gaining popularity and can be successfully applied to chestnut, larch, sycamore, eucalyptus and sapele, in addition to white oak.
This is a unique process and few cabinet manufacturers today are producing fumed cabinets. Past Basket is proud to present fumed wood looks in rustic or contemporary through Premier Custom Built of New Holland, PA. Please call or visit our showroom to learn more.