Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
Question: Do you accept metric measurements for quoting?
Answer: Yes we can accept sizes in Imperial (example: 2 1/4"), Decimal (example: 2.25"), or Millimeters (57mm). Whatever measuring system you use to request your quote will be used to confirm your quote. Our web site includes a quick measurement conversion page for your reference.
Question: I'm doing a kitchen and I require cabinet doors that are made out of solid maple laminated together. Is that something you could do?
Answer: We do make solid maple (or other woods) slab style doors. Because of their construction these doors will experience slight dimensional change with swings in heat or humidity. The "five piece" door has a floating center panel in a frame system that overcomes these issues. We cannot warrantee solid slab doors against tweak or warpage.
Question: How thick are your doors?
Answer: The standard thickness of our doors is 13/16" (20.6mm). We find this to be the perfect balance of strength, weight and flexibility of design. Certain simple door styles can be reduced to 3/4" thick but many styles need to be 13/16" to accomodate full detail. Certain styles can be made thicker with upcharge. If you require a custom door thickness please contact us.
Question: Do you finish the doors you make?
Answer: No, we are experts at door manufacture and that remains our focus. Some of our customers finish doors themselves and other customers have us forward their door orders to professional finishers. If you need help with finishing we would be glad to refer you to several shops that can provide the expertise and service that finishing decisons require.
Question: Do you sell hinges?
Answer: No. We do not sell hardware at this time. The decision on which hinge to use is dependent on the cabinet construction. There is a wide variety of hinging possibilities for a cabinet door. European style hinges are very popular due to their high degree of adjustablility. We recommend the Blum brand of hinging solutions as many of our customers who use their products have been very satisfied. Blum hinges and other brands are available at Home Depot, Rona and many other building supply retailers. To link to the Blum website click here.
Question: Can you come to my house and quote my kitchen?
Answer: No. We are a component manufacturing company servicing the kitchen industry and do-it-yourselfers. Check out our gallery of project pictures that were provided by companies that will do site visits, design services and installation.
Question: Can you custom drill my doors?
Answer: We offer drilling in a standardized setup. See our Drilling page for more detail. Hinge plates are easily moved when mounting doors. It has been our experience that trying to measure and line up with an existing hinge plate is difficult and typically results in more work than simply moving a plate while installing.
Question: Can I get a door with Maple stiles and rails and a Walnut center panel?
Answer: Yes we can mix and match wood species.
Question: I want to order dovetail drawers and I will be using the Blumotion Tandem series undermount slide. How do I calculate what width of drawer to order?
Answer: The Blum Tandem series slide needs 3/16" (5mm) clearance between the outside of the drawer and the inside of the cabinet wall on each side when the drawers have 5/8" thick walls ... which ours do. Measure the inside opening of the cabinet and subtract 3/8" (10mm) to determine the correct drawer width.
Question: Do you make and/or sell raw MDF cabinet doors?
Answer: We offer many of our door styles in HDF (HDF is high density fiberboard, MDF is medium density fiberboard). Typically MDF doors are routed from a sheet of MDF on a CNC router. Our HDF doors are made differently. We machine each of the five components of the door and then assemble them the same way we would make a wood door. If you are painting the doors we would recommend our "Paint / MDF" combination which is hard maple frame components with a MDF center panel. It is the best of both worlds. The hard maple frame provides strength, rigidity, excellent screw holding, is less prone to corner damage and can be repaired. The MDF center panel is dimensionally stable, paints well and saves money.