|Traditional Cabinetry Construction
One method of cabinetry construction is to use face frames. In this traditional method of construction, the rails (horizontal frames) and stiles (vertical frames) are visible. The doors and drawers will either be inset within the face frames or will overlay the face frames.
Face frames are 3/4” hardwood lumber. Frames are joined using glue and pocket screws. Standard rails and stiles are 1 1/2” wide.
Cabinetry sides are 3/4” plywood inserted into a dado in the face frame. The sides are then glued and fastened, leaving 1/4” scribe on the outside to accommodate a finished end panel if desired. Side panels are drilled for adjustable shelf supports.
Cabinet Tops and Bottoms
Cabinetry tops and bottoms are 3/4” plywood. Tops and bottoms of wall cabinets and tops of tall cabinets are finished clear.
Cabinet backs are 1/4” plywood. Backs are inserted into a dado in the cabinet sides.
Shelves are 3/4” plywood with matching wood tape on the exposed edge. Open shelving will have a decorative nosing applied. All shelves are full depth and adjustable.
Drawers and Roll Out Trays
Drawer boxes and roll out trays are 5/8” birch lumber with dovetail construction. Sides and ends are dadoes to receive a 1/4” plywood bottom.
Drawers are installed on undermount, full extension, Blumotion guides. Roll out trays receive full extension guides.
The standard hinge is the Blum full overlay hinge. Other hinges available include knife hinges, butt hinges, and barrel hinges in a variety of finishes.
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