Red Oak is one of the most popular woods for cabinets and it’s reliable, it’s durable, and it’s beautiful when used for cabinet doors. But, not all of the Red Oaks are equally beautiful.
There are many varieties within the Red Oak families and this discussion is limited to those more commonly used in the manufacture of Cabinet Doors.
Red Oak is divided into three main growing regions, Southern, Appalachian, and Northern. Each of these regions can be further sub-divided based on the color and quality of the Red Oak that grows within the sub-regions. Continue reading
Now you can design your own Cabinet Doors, and we can build them…The possibilities are in the Millions!
So, if you want to design your own Cabinet Door, here is where you can create your own unique look!
When you calculate all of our Cabinet Door possibilities by mix-and-matching wood types, arched or square, Mitered or Traditional, outside edges, stile-cuts, and panel-cuts, the numbers get huge. All these options are capable of creating several million uniquely different cabinet doors. Continue reading
Improperly set moulder feed rates can cause a Washboard finish that is often invisible until stain is applied.
Here is a table published by Wisconsin Knife Works, Inc. summarizing the results of their study on the number of knife marks per inch required to produce a stain-ready finish on various wood types.
This table shows the Knife Marks per Inch ranges generally recommended for wood species commonly used in manufacturing Cabinet Doors. Continue reading
There are three key steps in manufacturing 5-piece Cabinet Doors that will determine the sizing accuracy of the finished door. If each of these steps is held within a tight tolerance, the finished product will be accurate to within the desired 1/64 inch, or about 15-thousandths. Continue reading
All wood products need to be finished quickly but if you just can’t here are some things you can do to reduce the chance of damage until you can finish your new cabinet doors.
Cabinet doors, like any wood product, need to be sealed and finished as soon as possible. Continue reading
Ideally the wood’s moisture content will be matched so the average relative humidity of the region where the wood product will be used will allow the wood’s moisture content to be stable. When the wood moisture content and the local climate is closely matched, the finish on the cabinet door will keep the moisture content in the door from reacting too rapidly to relative humidity changes and, therefore prevent the damage those humidity swings could cause to an unfinished door. Continue reading
Glue thumb prints don’t happen at CabinetDoors.com. Have you ever had the experience of staining a cabinet door only to find a glue thumb-print, which was not visible until your stain couldn’t penetrate it? Continue reading
Many folks searching the internet for Paint-Grade Cabinet Doors find our website, Cabinetdoors.com, and ask questions about painting cabinet doors. After explaining the pros and cons of painting a cabinet door, we decided to add the question-and-answer to our Blog. Continue reading
CabinetDoors.Com’s proprietary barcode inventory tracking system doesn’t just track Work in Process and inventory; it also schedules the factory, measures individual productivity, schedules overtime, evaluates waste by lumber supplier, and organizes shipping. Continue reading
CabinetDoors.Com’s “Oops” Rush Policy can help get your cabinet shop out of the Hot Water! Continue reading
Web searching cabinet doors can be much more tightly focused, and the “noise” results can be minimized by searching for a Cabinet
Door style with an industry standard name. There are dozens of popular cabinet door designs that have become standardized across the cabinet industry. Continue reading
Like most cabinet door manufacturers, we developed computer programs to generate cut-lists for the components used in our cabinet doors. Our program was formatted to print component sizes using fractions instead of decimal. This is because woodworkers understand a fraction like 12 7/16, but 12.4375 is not a language that comes natural to most woodworkers. Continue reading
We can bore the hinge cups and supply the hinges too!
Cabinetdoors.com will bore the hinge pockets (two per door) in your cabinet doors for $6.00 per door and supply top quality, American-made, Blum, Clip-top Inserta Hinges for $3.50 per hinge (or $7.00 per door). Continue reading
Cabinetdoors.com has negotiated lower shipping rates for large orders and we are passing the savings on to you.. Continue reading
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