Cabinet Construction

Wood Construction

Wood doors consist of door frames constructed from kiln-dried 4” solid hardwood with mortise and tenon joints and floating center panels constructed of veneered or solid wood. Duraform is produced when a PVC molded plastic is bonded to a pre-machined 4” thick medium density fiberboard (MDF) core using heat and pressure.

Cabinet Front Face Frames

Cabinet front face frames are constructed of 3/4” x 1 5/8” solid hard-wood, kiln-dried to prevent warping. Face frame joints are pres-sure fitted, glued, double doweled and stapled.

Cabinet Side Panels

Cabinet side panels are ½” thick plywood with resilient finishing system exteriors and natural woodgrain laminate finished interiors.

Cabinet Tops, Bottoms and Floors

Tops, bottoms and floors are ½” thick furniture board finished with the natural woodgrain resilient finishing system.

Cabinet Back

Cabinet backs are constructed of 1/8” thick MDF with the inside surface finished with the  resilient finishing system.

Hanging Rails

Base and Vanity top hanging rails are 4” thick hardwood, mortise and tenon joined and glued to the cabinet side panels. Wall cabinet hanging rails are ½” thick furniture board, glued and pinned into the cabinet back, cabinet side panels, and cabinet top and bottom.

Cabinet Shelves

Cabinet shelves are 4” thick furniture board finished with the natural woodgrain resilient finishing system. Shelves are banded on one side with PVC edge banding. All shelves are adjustable and meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot.

Drawer Systems

All cabinets with drawer(s) utilize natural finish hardwood drawers with plywood bottoms and CushionClose® Full Access Hidden Glides. This integrated slow-close mechanism helps reduce slams and noise and utilizes unique air damper technology for whisper-quiet luxury. The 21” extension provides full access to drawer contents. All drawers meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot.

Deep Roll Out Trays

Deep Roll Out Trays utilize natural finished dovetail hardwood drawers with printed MDF bottoms.  Deep Roll Out Trays feature Full Access Hidden Glides® or Full Access CushionClose glides. All Deep Roll Out Trays meet KCMA standards of 15 pounds per square foot.

Corner Blocks

Corner blocks are attached to help ensure cabinet squareness and allow for certain countertop installations.


Fully concealed, self-closing CushionClose® Hinges are standard on all door styles. Hinges are 6-way adjustable, allowing superior in/out adjustment of 1/8”, up/down adjustment of ¼” and side-to-side adjustment of 3/16” on Full Overlay and 1/8” on Standard Overlay. Hinges permit doors to open to approximately 105 degrees, allows less than 3/16” frame-to-door gap and have a self-closing feature that allows door to close unassisted when open approximately 20 –30 degrees. 1 7/16” Full Overlay and 9/16” Standard Overlay hinges are all steel construction with nickel-plated finish and exceed industry standard for durability.

Shelf Rests

Nickel plated ¼” steel metal shelf rests are standard on all Wall cabinets and Bookshelves. Clear high-strength polycarbonate clip lock shelf rests are standard on all Base, Desk and Tall cabinets. Clip lock shelf rests lock shelves in place, prevent sliding and allow for easy shelf removal. Cabinets with the Mullion Frame Door Cabinet Option (MFD) feature six position adjustable metal mullion shelf rests.

Inset Toe Kick

Inset toe kicks are constructed of ½” thick unfinished furniture board. Standard toe kick dimensions are 4” high and recessed 3 ½”. Universal Design toe kick dimensions are 8” high and recessed 6 ½” deep. All inset toe kicks require BTK8 Base Toe Kick for installation.