Antiquing is the process of applying an aging effect to a wood surface to
produce a time-worn appearance. We use a factory applied effect to simulate the
natural aging process by using corner over sanding rub through techniques to express a
softly aged furniture appearance. This process helps to increase choices of
granite that will blend with your cabinets.
Paneling with beaded, routed detail which is usually glazed and sometimes
used instead of a tile backsplash.
Decorative molding applied to wall cabinet tops to provide a finished or
We use a factory applied effect to simulate an accelerated natural aging
process by replicating such things as weathering, fly specks, worm holes, compression
marks, to express an abundantly matured furniture style and appearance, you see
this a lot in bathrooms mixed with a marble carerra top.
A joint where the fingers are shaped like a doves tail, used to join
pieces at 90 degrees.
The overall surface color, sealing, and added accents of a cabinet or
piece of decorative hardware. This includes the highlights and darker tones added
to create a special look. It does not include the shape, carved or casted detailing,
or physical design of the piece. Design works offers aver 1000 variations of cabinet finishes.
Recessed center panel to a door or drawer design.
Cabinet door that covers all or most of the face frame.
Our glaze process begins with the perspective of wood Glazing as an art
unto itself, and probably the most important and valuable technique in the art of
finishing fine furniture. Unlike other companies, we hand apply our glaze finish to each
and every component and you can expect your glazed cabinets to vary slightly. The
raised panels and detailed edges used in the construction on our product allow
the stain to "hang-up" and settle into the seams and give the feeling of depth and
dimension. Unlike tile glazing in the cabinet world is an upgrade.
The appearance, size and direction of the alignment of the fibers of the
wood, that makes up the cabinet. Oak has the most and also the most recognized grain.
contains the most neutral grains and therefore lends itself the best for
painting. Maples grain also lends itself to more consistent patterns on counter
tops, found in Quartz tops.
Lumber from the group of trees with broad leaves, this has no reference to
the actual hardness of the wood.
Wood is hygroscopic meaning, when exposed to air, wood will lose or gain
moisture until it is in equilibrium to the humidly and temperature of its
environment. Even protective coatings cannot prevent wood from gaining or
losing moisture; they merely slow the process. Visibilities of joint lines are
typical and do not diminish the finish or lesson the strength of the joint, which may
affect solid wood doors and drawer fronts, adding additional beauty of aging wood. This is
much different than grout lines in tile as those are caused from the make
up of the tile.
The product of bonding layers together as in beams or plywood; this is
where the term laminate flooring comes from.
Pieces are cut on an angle to make a joint, a classic door style. Miter
joints work best in homes that are climate friendly. If a home is not kept cool these
miter joints can open up and not close.
A strip of material with a profile cut on the facing edges, used for
trimming, similar to bull nose used in the tile industry.
A cavity or hole cut to allow a Tenon to pass through to make a joint.
This is the other way to have a cabinet door constructed. This way takes care of the
miter joint problem but does cause the rails to be interlocked with the grain running in
different directions. This can cause inconsistency with the finish of the
cabinets. This can be looked at as a natural characteristic of the wood and some
customers liken this to the beauty of a natural stone like granite.
An S shape that is made by making one cut to produce two identical pieces
or an s shape on the edge of your solid surface counter top.
A glued wood panel usually 4' X 8' made up of thin layers of wood laid at
right angles to each other.
Semi-Transparent or Natural Finishes
The stains used in the manufacturing process have been custom formulated
to take advantage of the unique characteristics of each wood species. When applying a
semi-transparent or natural finish, it is desirable to have wood grain
opacity show through the applied stain. Also, wood joint lines will be more apparent
depending on the species and stain combination selected.
A soffit or bulkhead is the area between the top of the wall cabinets and
the ceiling that typically houses mechanical systems for the kitchen. It usually is
one foot high and extends over the wall cabinets.
Coloring applied to wood surfaces as part of the finishing process.
Thermofoil, also known as Rigid Thermo Foil (RTF), is created in a process
that uses heat and pressure to bond a thin vinyl material to a substrate,
usually Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). Since the film is so thin, it can bond to very
intricate shapes. This allows the process to be used on raised panels, routed edges
and other designs that cannot be coated with other types of laminates.
Thin sheets of superior wood attached with glue to an inferior substrate.