The following finishes are available on cabinets made from knotty pine. Knotty pine is a very soft wood with distinctive knots and graining. It tends to be a light yellow color that will vary to off-white at spots, while the knots are very dark brown at the center. Knotty pine is easily marred and dented; therefore, it is most commonly ordered with a distressing procedure applied. Some knots may be saw-cut but will always be stable.