The industrial revolution made it feasible for wide scale production mouldings, but it was not until much later that prefinished picture frame moulding became available. Likewise, at Vermont Hardwoods, we started out with only unfinished products but we continually refine and add to our offerings as the market dictates.
There is considerable variation in color in the final product, as wood naturally varies. Further, most woods change color with age and exposure to light, some quite dramatically. Cherry and Mahogany are especially susceptible to darkening, almost appearing to change into a completely different species. While more subtle, Walnut actually lightens and becomes more of a golden color over a long period of time. If matching the sample is important to you or your customer we suggest you look at our New Traditions line.