Kitchen Cabinet Types
The type of cabinet significantly contributes toward design and décor of a kitchen. A set of cabinets, elegant in design and precisely fitted, can give your kitchen added functionality, as well as match your personal design style.
When choosing kitchen cabinets for a new home or remodeling project, it can recommend that you start with cabinet style. While the colors, doors and materials will drive the kitchen's style, the type of cabinetry will determine not only the budget but also how well your space is used. Over the last 10-years, style and accessory options of cabinet lines have greatly expanded. With more options available than ever before, you can find the perfect cabinet for the kitchen of your dreams.
One of the main differences between different types of cabinets is the method by which they are produced All these types of cabinets are available in the best of material and designs. Our designers can guide you through the many types and styles of cabinets to determine the one that's perfect for your kitchen.
Surface Options for Cabinets
Veneers - Veneers are thin panels of wood, which are cut and glued surfaces of the cabinetry that give a unique look and make the grain look better. Veneer is very thin but still holds the appearance and color of the wood that it has been used from. Veneers can be also cut and laid into different patterns for an effect.
Stain - A catalyzed process stain applied to the wood provides
Stain & Glaze - After being stained, a
contrasting glaze is applied to the wood and wiped off. This Glaze
adheres to the natural imperfections of the wood surface and fills
between any mouldings, which provide contrast and wider variety of
Distressing - Distressing is a process of artificially aging the wood to give an
"antique" look. There are many
different types of distressing including:
Crackle - Cracks in paint/finish
that mimics long weathering of
painted surface complete with
patina imparted by airborne
elements, which settle in the
cracks over time.
Rub-thru - Finish or wood
showing through at wear spots,
tapered corners or crested areas.
Natural Wood - Leaving the wood mostly unfinished except for a faint clear topcoat for protection.
Wormholes - Simulation of holes left by boring
worms or larva. These are either grouped
randomly or as select holes in random
Round or Square Pegs - Single round or square
dowels are placed in and around corners showing end grain. This looks like antique joinery for a more rustic effect.
Fly Specs - Spatter marks resembling fly specs .
Cow Tails - Like fly specs except shapes are curved.
Chain Dents/Dings - Small dents and imperfections
simulate wear and tear over time.
Wear Corners - Sanding on corners provides a more worn appearance.
Rasping - Rasping as the name implies is done
with a rasp, a tool similar to a file with rough
biting teeth on one surface. Rasping can be
either light or hard. Light rasping gives a hand-
tooled look, whereas heavy rasping leaves a
rough scar across edge.
Paint - A high-grade enamel is applied to paint-grade wood in your desired color. Paint-grade wood is typically a very tight-grained wood that takes paint well without any grain showing through.
Paint & Glaze - As with the stain & glaze a contrasting glaze is applied and wiped off.