I have Spanish Cedar bathroom cabinets. They were installed about 5 years ago. The cabinet shop used a stain, a glaze and then a lacquer spay on final finish.
After about 1 year, the finish began to crackle in a few places, and slowly has covered most of the exposed areas.
I do not know the source of the wood, or the moisture content.
In one area, it appears that an area that does not get any sunlight does not have the issue. In addition, the inside on the doors also looks fine at this point.
Some areas on the boxes have some hard wood plywood, and this finish is fine.
In addition, I used the same cabinets in a butlers pantry, where the sunlight is very low, if at all. Some areas have also begun to crackle.
Any suggestions? Should I strip the existing finish and try to refinish with a poly?
Do I need to trash the cabinets and try another wood?
I am new to Family Woodworking, and looking for some help. Thanks! See the attached pictures.