Archives: Cabinetry

Armstrong Cabinets Offers New Origins Series

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry

Armstrong Cabinets’ Origins™ Series offers the durability and strength of all plywood construction with the environmental benefits of sustainable, low emitting materials to provide added options when building or remodeling a home or buying cabinetry. The hardwood plywood materials used to construct the new Origins Series utilizes an urea-formaldehyde free, soy-based adhesive called PureBond®. The…

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Playroom Cabinetry Shop Drawings

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Closets & Storage

Playroom Cabinets from Closet Factory As we’ve previously announced we’re in the process of creating a new kids playroom. We decided to use the folks from Closet Factory to supply and install all the custom cabinetry. We’ve already received detailed drawings of the cabinetry that our design consultant prepared by hand. However, being the inquisitive…

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Undercabinet Lighting Adds Wow Factor

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Electrical

Under Cabinet Lighting One way to really create a wow factor with you next kitchen cabinet installation is to install under cabinet lighting. Quite a few of the products on the market are rather bulky and end up being somewhat visible on the bottom of the cabinets. When we built our new home the electrician…

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Designing Semi-Custom Cabinet Layouts

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Interior Decorating, Kitchens

Semi-Custom Cabinets I’ve designed quite a few kitchen, mudroom and bathroom cabinet layouts over the years using semi-custom cabinets. Semi-custom cabinetry allows the designer quite a bit of flexibility in the design to give any room a custom look and functionality. As you can see in the adjacent photo our new home has some very…

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Cabinet Trim Makes All The Difference

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry

Cabinet Accessory Trim Anyone can install cabinets in their home and save money. But ultimately the difference between a professional looking kitchen and an amature looking kitchen are the trim details. Our new kitchen includes matching wood soffit that completes the top of cabinetry up to the finished ceiling. The original cabinet design used a…

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DIY Cabinet Hardware

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry

Installing Cabinet Hardware Installing new cabinet hardware is an easy DIY project that anyone can do and it adds some great detail to ordinary cabinets. Today cabinet hardware is available in every possible finish and style you can dream up. Whether you’re updating older cabinets or installing all new cabinets the finishing touch certainly involves…

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Cabinet Clamps

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Power Tools

Cabinet Installation Clamps If you’re going to install cabinets for a new kitchen or bathroom then I suggest you invest in some cabinet clamps. If you’ve never installed cabinets yourself before then you might not understand the need for these simple cabinet clamps. However, these small little cabinet clamps can make the difference between a…

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Colored Caulking

By Todd Fratzel on Cabinetry, Painting and Finishing

When I installed the cabinets for the bar area I used a matching skin panel on the back side of the bar to match the cabinetry. Unfortunately the panel was only 8 feet long and the space was about 8 feet plus 1/4 inch. So when I installed the panel I held it tight to…

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