We adhere to high standards when designing and building our cabinets. We think of the product usage and durability needed for each project.
Cabinet Front Frames are machined from solid 3/4″ thick wood in a variety of available species (Cherry, maple, red oak, etc). Front Frames are assembled using blind mortise & tenon joinery, and are attached to cabinet boxes with blind dado joinery. Cabinet boxes are constructed of 1/2″ thick natural birch or maple veneer core hardwood plywood for the tops, bottoms, sides and backs. Our joinery methods allow for 1/4″ scribing of our cabinets at the sides, back & floor for untrue walls & floors. Finished outer cabinet sides are machined from 3/4″ thick veneer core hardwood plywood, with the outside to match the specie of the cabinet face. Base cabinets have open tops with 1/2″ plywood support rails, except on full inset applications, where ALL bases have full tops (except any sink base).
All drawer boxes feature dovetailed joinery with 5/8″ thick solid wood sides, fronts & backs, and a dadoed 1/4″ thick hardwood veneer core plywood bottom. Most commonly, we utilize undermount, full extension drawer slides with a soft-closing feature, but we also offer epoxy coated steel roller slides, and side mount full extension ball bearing slides.
All of our shelves are cut from 3/4″ thick natural birch or maple veneer core hardwood plywood. Typical cabinets are drilled for adjustable height setting of the shelves.
All of our finishes are based on state-of-the-art, high solids, acid-catalyzed conversion varnishes. This includes our full coverage pigmented conversion varnishes, which we refer to as “paints.” Most of our stains are hand-wiped to highlight the beauty of our northern Appalachian hardwoods. Toned finish processes are sometimes applied, and we also offer glazing, distressing, and matte finishes, among other options.
We offer a full array of hinging options, ranging from decorative steel full inset hinges, to concealed 35mm overlay hinges, to knife cut partial overlay & partial inset hinges. Frameless-style hinges are used to achieve concealed inset configurations. Soft closing is available with some 35mm configurations.