Kitchen and Bath Cabinets - “So Many Choices”
Many different woods are available to choose from such as: Cherry, Oak, Birch and
a whole host of other woods. Some of which can be laminated or thermofoiled with
exact wood like skin.
Doors and Drawer Fronts:
Normally they are made of solid wood and have matching color of the cabinet (best
However, they can be made of MDF (medium density), HDF (high density) or
Particle Board if the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are thermofoiled.
Cabinets are made with the boxes (carcass), Doors and Drawer Fronts, and Drawer
Boxes. Also the Face Frame (The face frame is usually solid wood that consist of
Rails and Stiles. Rails are the top and bottom and stiles are the two sides. This looks
like a picture frame around the base or wall cabinet. The hinges attach to the face
frame (except for frameless cabinets). Of course there are Drawers and drawer
glides and shelves.
Cabinet interiors are either matching the color and design of the exterior or a
natural maple look. Either is acceptable as the same quality and is just a matter of
customer preference. Usually it is not a choice except for the cabinet line you
choose. The exterior is always skinned with matching exterior color or laminated
with wood like design.
Trim such as molding and toe kick are always matching the exterior and are
usually solid wood.
Many times cabinets are referred as all wood or solid wood. All cabinet boxes are
made of plywood or particle board or furniture board but normally it is plywood.
Great Buy Cabinets sells only wood, no particle board.
The doors and drawer fronts as well as the face frame are normally solid wood.
Hardly ever is the box made of solid wood, even though they are described as such.
The box (carcass) is usually skinned with the same wood type as the front. It will
look very natural matching all the cabinet parts.
Pine is the only soft wood used in the cabinet making business. Sometimes knotty
pine for the cottage look. By the way, look at our shaker hickory for the best
cottage look:www.greatbuycabinets.com .