The Finest Materials and Finishes

We select only the finest materials and finishes for all of our projects to ensure that our clients receive a high quality product that will last the test of time.

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Vigilant uses only the highest quality materials and finishes

Wood Species offerings by Products

Wood Species Wine Racking Wine Cabinets Cellar Doors Cigar Cabinets
Mahogany Standard Standard Standard Standard
Pine Standard N/A N/A Custom Option
Oak Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option
Walnut Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option
Cherry Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option Custom Option
Poplar N/A Custom Option Standard Custom Option
Redwood N/A N/A N/A N/A

Custom Wood Species & Finishes

We specialize in custom wood species and finishes. Our years of experience provides us a unique familiarity with the details of efficiently working with custom wood species and finishes. Contact us to discuss how we can accommodate your custom specifications.

Solid Woods

Mahogany

Mahogany is our primary wood of choice here at Vigilant. It is our standard across most of our product lines for its durability, beauty, overall quality and sustainability.

Mahogany is Vigilant's standard hardwood choice for our wine racks, wine cellar doors and wine cabinets

Mahogany Facts:

  • A fine grain hardwood
  • Resistant to rot, decay, and infestation
  • Harvested from Government regulated & managed permanent forests
  • Mahogany has been the choice of boat builders and furniture makers around the world for hundreds of years
  • Seasons/weathers well with minimal shrinkage and checking
  • Takes stain and finish exceptionally well

New England Pine

New England Pine is our choice for our value line of wine racking and will also create a durable and beautiful wine cellar. It is locally harvested here in northern New England and is backed by the same great warranty as our mahogany products.

Pine is Vigilant's standard softwood choice for our Value line of wine racks

Pine Facts:

  • A fine grain softwood
  • Mills smoothly and is affordable
  • Harvested responsibly in Northern New England
  • A far superior alternative to B Grade redwood
  • Seasons well with minimal shrinkage and checking

Poplar

Poplar is our choice for our value line of wine cellar doors as it's easy to work with, is resistant to decay, and when sanded, primed and stained thoroughly, it holds up well to normal wear and tear of interior projects. It is locally harvested here in northern New England and is backed by the same great warranty as our mahogany products.

Poplar is Vigilant's selection for our Value line of wine cellar doors

Poplar Facts:

  • Poplar typically has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture
  • Mills easily and is among the most economical of all domestic hardwoods
  • When stained it mimics the look of finer woods such as maple

We Do Not Use Redwood

While it was abundant 100 years ago, California redwood is now a scarce and endangered resource. Most companies that still offer redwood do so with a high outer sapwood content. This wood is of low quality and does not possess any natural rot resistance. It is also multi-colored and does not take stain well. If the product is truly an all-heart redwood, it is not sustainable.

We do not use redwood as it is an endangered resource

Composite Panels & Laminates

Composite Panels

Composite panels are a vitally important part of modern woodworking. They offer superior stability, sustainability, strength, and dimensional consistency to any project requiring flat materials. While solid woods are perfect for items like our slatted wine racks, matching composite panels are used in cabinet sides, shelves and bins.

Composite wood panels

Laminate

Some projects require a more durable material to stand up to wear and tear. With these projects we may specify a high pressure laminate applied to a composite panel. The laminates are strong and are available in a vast array of finishes and colors. Common applications are on wine cabinet interiors and commercial counter tops.

Laminate matching our Harvest stain

Stains and Finishes

We offer a wide range of standard finish options. Our finishes bring out the beauty of the wood and increase durability. Our clear guard top coat is a matte finish that increases durability and adds a gentle shine.

Most hardwoods contain a variety of colors and tones. Our clear lacquer top coats permit the natural beauty of wood grain and color tone variations to be more noticeable. We bring these characteristics to your attention because the product sampling available to you may not provide you with an adequate idea of how a finished product will appear. It is your responsibility to decide whether or not the natural characteristic of finished wood will satisfy you.

*Due to computer monitor color variances the depictions of the colors you see may not be a true representation of the actual finished product's color. If color is critical request free samples prior to ordering.

Lacquer on Unstained Wood Products

As a general rule, we do not offer unstained products with lacquer only. Our experience has shown that the inherent tone in the grain of the wood is accentuated too strongly for most people's tastes. However we are happy to accommodate your needs, contact us if you want lacquer applied to your Vigilant unstained wood products.

Stains with Matte Lacquer
Mahogany

Mahogany wood Harvest stain sample with clear matte finish

Harvest stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Mahogany wood chestnut stain sample with clear matte finish

Chestnut stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Mahogany wood espresso stain on sample with clear matte finish

Espresso stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Mahogany wood ebony stain sample with clear matte finish

Ebony stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Stains Only Finish
Mahogany

Mahogany wood natural unfinished wood sample

Unstained unfinished wood

Mahogany wood Harvest stain only sample

Harvest stain only

Mahogany wood chestnut stain only sample

Chestnut stain only

Mahogany wood espresso stain only sample

Espresso stain only

Mahogany wood ebony stain only sample

Ebony stain only

Stains with Matte Lacquer
Pine

Pine wood Harvest stain sample with clear matte finish

Harvest stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Pine wood chestnut stain sample with clear matte finish

Chestnut stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Pine wood espresso stain sample with clear matte finish

Espresso stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Pine Wood ebony stain sample with clear matte finish

Ebony stain with clear matte lacquer finish

Stains Only Finish
Pine

Pine natural unfinished wood sample

Unstained unfinished wood

Pine wood Harvest stain only sample

Harvest stain only

Pine wood chestnut stain only sample

Chestnut stain only

Pine wood espresso stain only sample

Espresso stain only

Pine wood ebony stain only sample

Ebony stain only

Standard Hardware and Finishes

We use only the highest quality materials for our standard cabinet and door hardware. But, we can also accommodate custom hardware styles or finishes. Contact us with your questions or requests. (888) 556-2032 | or  email customer service: info@vigilantinc.com

Cabinet Door Knobs

traditional cabinet door knobs

1" knobs are offered with a finish choice of brass, oil rubbed bronze (ORB) and brushed stainless. ORB is the standard choice unless otherwise specified.

Cabinet Door Pulls

refrigerated contemporary cabinet door pulls

Our cabinet door pulls are available in varying lengths with a finish choice of Satin Nickel or Oil Rubbed Bronze.

Armoire Humidor Cabinet Pulls

pulls for our cigar armoire cabinets

Door Pulls specifc to our Armoire humidor cabinets — available in Black

Wine Cellar Door Hardware

Standard hardware options for Vigilant wine cellar doors

Our standard wine cellar door hardware consists of multiple high-quality options. View our wine cellar door hardware web page for the pricing and available finishes.