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CONSTRUCTION METHODS

Design | Exterior Construction | Interior Construction | Hardware | Countertops

DESIGN

Our professionals will guide you through the entire process of designing your cabinetry. We encourage you to bring in pictures and samples that you have collected and our showrooms have several displays for you to look at. Our designers will be on hand to offer many ideas and suggestions.

To help you visualize your potential cabinetry, we will provide you with a rendering of your cabinets incorporated into your rooms. After all design decisions are made, a final field measure is done and a final set of renderings will be completed for your signed approval. Only after you are completely satisfied with the measurements and details of your design will we ask for your final, signed approval. Then the production on your distinctive cabinets will begin.

Note: Renderings are for illustrative purposes only. Your completed cabinets will look different in color and wood grain from the original drawings.

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EXTERIOR CONSTRUCTION

Cabinet Face Frames are constructed using 3/4” x 1-1/2” Solid Wood Cabinet Ends are a 5/8” White Melamine, finished to the inside of the cabinet, the ends are dadoed, glued & clamped into the back of the face frame of the cabinet 1/4” for added durability, Unfinished ends will have 2/8” scribe. Cabinet finished Ends are 1/4” Wood Veneer panels that are shop applied to the unfinished 5/8” White Melamine end. Cabinet finished Ends are 1/4” Wood Veneer panels that are shop applied to the unfinished 5/8” White Melamine end. Cabinet Bottoms are 5/8” White Melamine that are dadoed 1/4”, glued & stapled into the unfinished ends for added durability. Cabinet Shelves are 5/8” White Melamine, with a 5 hole adjustable shelf system and locking pins. Cabinet Toe is 1/4” Wood Veneer applied over a 5/8” sub toe (Field Applied). Cabinet Nailers are 5/8” White Melamine. Cabinet Top Stretchers are 5/8” White Melamine dadoed, glued & stapled into the unfinished ends 14” for added durability. Cabinet Backs are 1/4” applied White Melamine, stapled. If Maple Melamine is used, grain can be vertical or horizontal. Cabinet Top Stretchers are 5/8” White Melamine dadoed, glued & stapled into the unfinished ends 14” for added durability. Cabinet Ends are a 5/8” White Melamine, finished to the inside of the cabinet, the ends are dadoed, glued & clamped into the back of the face frame of the cabinet 1/4” for added durability, Unfinished ends will have 2/8” scribe. Distinctive Cabinet Design uses state-of-the-art equipment to construct your cabinets, closets and surrounds. We also use the tried and true method: hand detailing.

Our craftsmen are trained to use all of the equipment. But in order to get the look that you want and the quality that our craftsmen demand, we do the detail work by hand.

We use several different methods to give you distinctive look you want:

  • Face Frame Construction

    • 1/2" door & drawer overlay top & bottom and sides built with ¾” solid material. The typical door and drawer overlay is ½” on the sides and 3/8” on the top and bottom. This gives you wider spaces between door and drawer fronts.
  • Frameless Construction

    • 3/4" box without any additional framework. The door completely overlays the box giving you a contemporary full overlay look.
  • All applied Paneling for Finished Ends are shop applied. Paneled Backs are field applied on to a 1/4” finished back.

    Inset Construction

    • Typical look of “Old World Charm” This construction has a typical face frame but no overlay with the doors and drawers. The door & drawer fronts are situated between the stiles & rails of the cabinet opening and are flush with the front of the cabinet framework.
  • Beaded Face Frame

    • Take the Inset Construction one step further. It adds an intigrated "bead" around the inside framework of all the cabinet openings.

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INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION

Standard:

  • 5/8” White Melamine with matching 5/8” dovetail drawer box.
  • 3/4” Extension White Melamine epoxy, side mounted, drawer guides – Load rating 100 lbs.
  • 3-way adjustable, fully concealed, 110° opening hinges.

Optional:

  • 5/8” Maple Melamine interior
  • 5/8” Maple Melamine dovetail drawer box
  • Wood Veneer of selected wood species interior
  • 5/8” solid Aspen dovetail drawer box
  • Full extension, side mounted, ball bearing anochrome, drawer guides – Land rating 100 lbs.
  • Soft-close, full extension, undermount drawer guide – load rating 100 lbs.
  • Integrated, soft-close, 3-way adjustable fully concealed hinges.

All of our cabinetry is structurally sound without a back. For fully enclosed cabinetry, we add a ¼” back to compliment the interior finish.

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HARDWARE

To give you the most flexibility in choosing the hardware for your cabinetry, we provide you with catalogs to browse through. For even more convenience and a wider selection, use the link on our website to access our preferred hardware providers.

A complete and accurate bid will be submitted after your hardware is chosen and before they go into production. Since we pre-drill all the cabinets for the hardware, timely choices are important to keep your cabinet production on track.

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COUNTERTOPS

Your cabinets are not complete until the countertops are installed. There are many types of countertops to choose from for every look and budget.

Plastic laminate is an economical and flexible choice. Several edge and backsplash options are available plus there are many colors, textures and patterns from which to choose. Please see the many samples in our showrooms or follow the link to our preferred laminate suppliers.

Granite or marble is a natural material for countertops. Because it is a natural product, each piece is unique and will add character and charm to your project. Follow this link for more information about granite from our suppliers and fabricators.

Quartz Solid Surface countertops will give you a more consistent color and pattern than granite or marble. For more information on Quartz solid surface countertops, follow this link.

Seamless countertops are possible with a polymer-based product or poured concrete. You can find more information on Polymer-based countertops here or follow this link for information on Poured Concrete Countertops.

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