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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This Aptos apartment needed new kitchen cabinets so the owner took things into her own hands – we’re glad she did! We helped a little and this design turned out beautifully. How do you like that sideways tall cabinet on the end? We love it! As soon as we get photos we’ll post ’em –…

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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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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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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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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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These flush pulls are great for garages and other applications where space is at a premium or protruding pulls are impractical. These are not available in the software right now but we can add them for you when we review your design together.

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This kitchen was easy to design and will provide beauty and convenience to the homeowner for generations. Thermo-fused laminate (TFL) provides the color, texture and durability to this premium kitchen. The images show the kitchen in wire-frame and rendered forms.

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While the 3D designer is the most fun, many people just need a cabinet or two – no 3D room layout needed. With a simple point-and-click you can set the size and specs and order your cabinets quickly and easily! Read more about how it works.

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ThinScape countertops by Wilsonart look great and the price is hard to beat (about the same as laminate tops). Popular in Europe, now available in North America. Below are photos of recently-installed ThinScape tops in the real world. Durable, attractive and affordable – a great countertop option!

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