3D drawing of closet

Feeling brave? Design your own closet! Or, let us help you with it. It’s a bit trickier than designing your own cabinets because closets share vertical uprights. This means you have to add a left, center, or right vertical, then add a shoe rack or hanging rack, then repeat. Build from left to right makes…

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cabinets and countertops

This beautiful kitchen was designed by the homeowner using materials not found in our design tool. This is not uncommon – the design tool is a great starting place for fast, easy, affordable jobs but sometimes you want go go big. In this case, the client chose walnut veneer with solid-surface surround countertops, a beautiful,…

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3D design

This Los Altos home has a large, comfortable den that will soon double as a home office. A wall of cabinets and countertops will make for efficient storage while the opposite corner has a built-in desk and rolling “map island” (as we like to call it). The island is on wheels and has a flip-up…

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cabinet illustration

The Woodwork Institute is a national organization whose primary purpose is to ensure excellence and craftsmanship in woodwork. The WI collaborates with the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada to jointly sponsor the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS). Architects and millwork firms rely on this proven standard as the basis for quality architectural millwork.…

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cabinet illustration

This Aptos condo needed new kitchen cabinets so the owner took things into her own hands – we’re glad she did! Her design resulted in a beautiful kitchen. How do you like that sideways tall cabinet on the end? We love it! As soon as we get photos we’ll post ’em – come back soon!…

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tall cabinets

15 feet wide, 7 tall – these tall cabinets can hold a garage full of stuff on a single wall! Not shown are the very cool flush pulls on a grey/green melamine. Garage storage has never looked so good!

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3d design

In the mid-80’s, Ortho Books published a series of hardback construction books. One titled “Basic Remodeling Techniques,” published by Robert J. Dolezal, did a very good job of identifying basic design concepts that can be applied to most kitchens. Here is an excerpt you may find useful. “Arrange the various activity centers to provide the…

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cabinet back

The back of this cabinet shows us the thickness of the box material – .75″ white melamine (aka industrial grade particle board), as well as the .5″ nailers and the cabinet back. The box can also be made of .75″ Russian plywood where the preference is for a wood interior instead of white.

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cabinet door hinge

European style cabinets don’t have face frames. This clean, efficient look is standard in commercial and modern residential settings. We use Blum hinges with .75″ thick doors with a full overlay (meaning the doors cover the edge of the cabinet box). A small reveal (meaning the box is visibly wider than the doors and drawers)…

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