What are the common types of wood used for kitchen cabinets?

Among the many different types of woods used on cabinets, the most popular are: oak, cherry, hickory, alder and maple.

What are the different types of door styles available?

The three main door shapes are raised panel, recessed panel, and flat slab.

What cabinet designs are available?

The cabinet designs offered are traditional, contemporary and decorative.

What types of construction are offered?

The two types of box construction offered are framed and frameless. Known to be more of a Euro styled cabinet, frameless cabinets have no faceframe, which allows for more access into the cabinet box.  Standard framed cabinets are the most widely used and can have standard doors so that the frame is visible or the new larger door that hides the faceframe.

The cabinet box construction also has a multiple options.  The most cost effective is the furniture board covered completely in a smooth veneer.  You can also have plywood side walls, or an ALL plywood construction.

Drawer box construction is one more area where you have choices.  First is the standard wood drawer with a side mount, metal glide.  You can also choose a drawer box with an undermount glide which allows for more drawer space and cleaner lines.  Your last option is a dovetail drawer box with an self-closing glide – a wonderful invention!!

Surface Source Design Center can help you through the cabinet decision making process – come see us!