Silicon Valley ADU
This beautiful Silicon Valley ADU uses thermofused laminate (TFL) for the cabinet door and drawer fronts. TFL is similar to traditional laminate but with more texture and literally heat fused onto the surface of the substrate. The price and durability can’t be beat and it’s nearly impossible to tell it from wood.Read More
Cleaf Noce Daniella TFL goes to the beach!
Homeowner-designed Modern thermofused laminates (TFL) can give stunning results. This Aptos kitchen uses Cleaf Noce Daniella TFL for a rich, wood tone with a subtle texture. TFL is a form of melamine that is baked onto the substrate and put under high pressure with textured plates. It’s nearly impossible to tell it isn’t wood yet…Read More
This house has some very nice design features, beginning with a diagonal floor orientation that points right to… the cabinets! And what cool cabinets they are! Wilsonart Lujo White Cypress, uppers and Phantom Charcoal for the base cabinets. These cabinets are waiting on countertops and appliances but, in the meantime… beautiful!Read More
Woodwork Institute: Surface Terminologies
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.…Read More
The back of a cabinet can tell you a lot
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.Read More
Euro-style cabinets, hinges and full overlay doors
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)…Read More
Flush pulls: form meets function
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.Read More
How do the toe kicks work?
One of the tricky parts of installing cabinets is getting them level. To simplify this process, we use adjustable leg levelers with a “snap on” toe kick cover. The cover snaps onto the leg levelers once you have them set just right. To turn this feature on, go to “Room” settings (left nav > 3D…Read More