Frequently asked questions

What are your custom cabinets made from?

Our cabinet sides are made from premium, cabinet grade, 3/4" thick, melamine coated medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or a cabinet grade, 3/4" thick prefinished plywood. Melamine offers a strong scratch resistant surface for the interior of the cabinet while the exterior will be painted with multiple coats a lacquer paint to match your home's trim color.

How do you handle any electrical and cable outlets in the built-in cabinets?

In most instances, we can cut a hole in the back of the cabinet and re-install the face plate. If an electrical outlet needs to be moved, you need to hire a licensed electrician to do so. Prior to installation, we will inform you if that is the case. Our custom cabinets have holes in the sides to allow for easy pass through of wires. Our shelves can be notched as well. We offer grommets for the counter top at no additional cost.

What are your standard features?

- Crown molding. - Lacquer paint. - Adjustable shelves with 3/4" x 1-1/2" built up, no sag shelf edge. - Counter top edge trim. - Toe kick molding. - Hidden and fully adjustable hinges. - Full extension drawer slides. For more information, see our Standard Selection Sheet.

How long are you in my home for installation of the built-in cabinets?

Since we custom manufacture and finish everything in our shop, we usually are in your home for less than a day.

What kind of paint do you use?

We use lacquer. It is sprayed in an environmentally controlled booth that dries by a solvent evaporation or a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. There is no paint done onsite so no foul oders in your home.

Do you have a showroom and can I stop by to see examples of your cabinets and tour your woodworking shop?

Yes, we like having visitors. Please let us know when you intend to come by.

What joining technique do you use to assemble the cabinets?

Our boxes are joined with a combination of screwing and blind dados. Face frames and shelf edges are dadoes and glued on.