We can deliver your project to you unfinished, and reduce the overall cost accordingly, however, there are some very important considerations when doing so.
PROTECTION -- Finishes protect a wood's surface from dirt and most importantly moisture. Unfinished wood exposed to moisture causes it to swell up which is troublesome in many ways. It can cause shaker joints to crack and potentially stop functioning. The amount of moisture required to make wood swell is not much. In fact, ordinary changes in humidity which happens every day can cause wood to swell and contract. The application of a moisture resistant finish slows that moisture exchange.
WARRANTY -- Unfinished materials must be finished within 2 (two) weeks of receipt in order to maintain their warranty.