Like a glass of well-aged cabernet, this beautiful switch plate's rich, purple tone shows the complexity of its age. The dark wrinkles in the otherwise unblemished surface of the plate show natural deposits found in the wood that gradually come to color the material over time. These little hints of the wood's growth make this plate - like the grapes that make a fine wine - a product of its environment.
This is the real thing. Quality hardwoods. Quality finishes. Quality workmanship. No stains are used to fake a color...the color will change as it ages with its beautiful finish.
Of course, no two are alike and wood grains will vary.
Wood is a natural material, with variations in color, texture and figure. These variations are influenced by the natural growing process and are uncontrollable by the woodworker. The color of wood within a tree varies between the sapwood (the outer layers of the tree which continue to transport sap), which is usually lighter in color than the “heartwood” (the inner layers in which the cells have become filled with natural deposits). Various species produce different grain patterns (figures), which influence the selection process. There will be variations of grain patterns within any selected species. The architectural woodworker cannot select solid lumber cuttings within a species by grain and color in the same manner in which veneers may be selected. Color, texture and grain variations will occur in the finest architectural woodworking.
Architectural Woodwork Quality Standards, 7th Edition, Version 1.0, 1997
Screws: Screws are included.
Cleaning: Clean Purpleheart Satin Lacquer switch plate covers with mild soap and warm water. Do Not use abrasive cleaner.
Medium: 100% Hardwood hand made, hand-finished switch plates.
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Don't be fooled by our competitors' inexpensive wood switchplates which are manufactured in China. Our wood switchplates our hand made, hand finished, one at a time by our personal woodsmith. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. As one of our customers remarked who bought our product after buying the imported, mass produced brand, 'you get what you pay for.'
Our Wood Switch Plates
- Made in USA.
- Handmade, hand finished one at a time by Switch Hits' own woodsmith.
- 24 different configurations in stock.
Other Wood Switch Plates
There's a good chance that if the price is less expensive than ours:
- The wood switch plate was made in China.
- Mass produced in a factory.
- Few choices of specific wood species.
- Limited configurations available.