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SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION MAKING THE BEST CABINETS & FURNITURE M AKING T HE B EST CABINETS Compiled by BHSW Inc. The construction industry is finally showing some signs of life, and woodshops that have sur-vived the recession are leaner, faster, and better than they ever were. Lean times have taught us how to cut costs, but the key to success going forward is tying that efficiency to a product that is so good it blows the customer away. One way to keep abreast of, and even ahead of the new leaner, fitter competition is to look at the buying process. Companies like Elias Wood-work & Manufacturing can make and ship pret-ty much every outsourced part a cabinet shop would ever need, all from the same central location. That saves time and shipping costs, and works wonders for quality control. And speaking of time, one big concern for shops that use cabinet or closet software is the time spent figuring out how to apply the program to new problems. Massachusetts-based KCD Software has an impeccable reputation for customer ser-vice that sets them apart from their competition. They like to say they have your back. That mixture of timesaving and top quality is never better illustrated than when a shop received a ready-to-assemble kitchen from Keystone Wood Specialties in Lancaster, Penn-sylvania. Imagine being able to assemble the highest quality kitchen in a single day. And for shops that prefer to make all of their parts in-house, one way to cut costs and still produce superior cabinets is to take on a new employ-ee – a CNC SmartShop router from Laguna Tools. With easy to understand software, the SmartShop runs all day for a quarter of the cost of other employees, and never calls in sick. The best way to beat the competition is to constantly innovate, and Osborne Wood Prod-& FURNITURE the USA. When the panels are cut and the parts assembled, SuperMax Tools jumps in. Their comprehensive line of brush sanders offers an affordable way to get results that are typically expected from hand sanding. Of course, sand-ing those parts is a lot easier when they have been well machined, and that’s where the Mi-cro Kerf 40 sawblade from Total Saw Solutions in Wisconsin comes in. It just became one of eight top products selected to receive WOOD® Magazine’s 2012 Innov8 Award. Read on to see why, and also to discover how all of these in-novative companies can help your shop make the very best cabinets and furniture. ucts have now added a number of new metal elements to their already comprehensive line of furniture legs. And innovation is also be-hind a new Web site launched by ShopBot Tools, too. Their 100kGarages.com is a free online resource that connects designers with fabricators, and for fabricators, the company’s new 5-axis PRSalpha CNC router has a “wrist-like” motion that brings affordable 3-D design to the woodshop. Of course, there’s no way to make the best cab-inets and furniture if the basic materials aren’t top notch. States Industries delivers the finest quality panels in the world, made right here in www.eliaswoodwork.com ......................................43 www.shopbottools.com .........................................44 www.kcdsoftware.com ..................................... 40-41 www.statesind.com................................................45 www.keystonewood.com ................................. 46-47 www.supermaxtools.com.......................................39 www.lagunatools.com ............................................42 www.totalsawsolutions.com ...................................44 www.osbornewood.com .......................................38 MARCH 2012 WWW.WOODSHOPNEWS.COM 37

Making The Best Cabinets & Furniture

Compiled by BHSW Inc. <br /> <br /> The construction industry is finally showing some signs of life, and woodshops that have survived the recession are leaner, faster, and better than they ever were. Lean times have taught us how to cut costs, but the key to success going forward is tying that efficiency to a product that is so good it blows the customer away. <br /> <br /> One way to keep abreast of, and even ahead of the new leaner, fitter competition is to look at the buying process. Companies like Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing can make and ship pretty much every outsourced part a cabinet shop would ever need, all from the same central location. That saves time and shipping costs, and works wonders for quality control. And speaking of time, one big concern for shops that use cabinet or closet software is the time spent figuring out how to apply the program to new problems. Massachusetts-based KCD Software has an impeccable reputation for customer service that sets them apart from their competition. They like to say they have your back. <br /> <br /> That mixture of timesaving and top quality is never better illustrated than when a shop received a ready-to-assemble kitchen from Keystone Wood Specialties in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Imagine being able to assemble the highest quality kitchen in a single day. And for shops that prefer to make all of their parts inhouse, one way to cut costs and still produce superior cabinets is to take on a new employee – a CNC SmartShop router from Laguna Tools. With easy to understand software, the SmartShop runs all day for a quarter of the cost of other employees, and never calls in sick. <br /> <br /> The best way to beat the competition is to constantly innovate, and Osborne Wood Products have now added a number of new metal elements to their already comprehensive line of furniture legs. And innovation is also behind a new Web site launched by ShopBot Tools, too. Their 100kGarages.com is a free online resource that connects designers with fabricators, and for fabricators, the company’s new 5-axis PRSalpha CNC router has a “wristlike” motion that brings affordable 3-D design to the woodshop. <br /> <br /> Of course, there’s no way to make the best cabinets and furniture if the basic materials aren’t top notch. States Industries delivers the finest quality panels in the world, made right here in the USA. When the panels are cut and the parts assembled, SuperMax Tools jumps in. Their comprehensive line of brush sanders offers an affordable way to get results that are typically expected from hand sanding. Of course, sanding those parts is a lot easier when they have been well machined, and that’s where the Micro Kerf 40 sawblade from Total Saw Solutions in Wisconsin comes in. It just became one of eight top products selected to receive WOOD® Magazine’s 2012 Innov8 Award. Read on to see why, and also to discover how all of these innovative companies can help your shop make the very best cabinets and furniture. <br /> <br /> Cabinets Are Not Made By Wood Alone <br /> <br /> The woodworking industry is beginning to embrace design elements that use other materials to enhance the natural beauty of wood. Leading the charge is Osborne Wood Products, Inc. of Toccoa, Georgia. Following up on the introduction of their revolutionary Fusion Line of furniture legs, they have now added a number of new metal elements to their already comprehensive product array. <br /> <br /> Osborne’s new Madison vanity leg is a simple yet elegantly stated piece in polished stainless steel. It comes as either a 3” or 4” cube and is the most symmetrical and proportioned of the metal vanity legs offered by the company. The Madison brings beautifully stated functionality to any vanity. <br /> <br /> At 5” long, the brushed nickel Du Pont leg is a graceful, symmetric cone that catches one’s eye but is not so overpowering that it interrupts the viewer’s visual opinion of the furniture. This vanity leg’s unassuming style is a wonderful choice for contemporary and modern design. <br /> <br /> The Durham vanity leg is the most extravagant in Osborne’s bill of fare. Made of classic wrought iron, this is a flawless choice when the desired look is one of formality and tradition. <br /> <br /> The legs that began this blending of materials, Osborne’s Fusion line (patent pending), are the perfect transitional design. They combine both wood and metal elements, and work equally well in both traditional and contemporary applications. They are offered in up to nine wood species and a selection of five metal finishes, and they disassemble and assemble seamlessly, making finishing easy. Fusion legs come in two lengths, 34-1/2” and 35-1/2”, and in two designs, Solaris and Electra. <br /> <br /> The Solaris is a square leg that is composed of an oval metal element positioned between the upper block and the tapered shaft of the leg. The Electra leg is a highly shaped square leg that is composed of a metal element positioned between the upper block and the lower shaft of the leg. The leg finishes with a second metal element that serves as the foot.<br /> <br /> Osborne Wood Products, Inc.<br /> Phone: 800.849.8876<br /> E-mail: www.osbornewood.com/contact.cfm<br /> Web: www.osbornewood.com<br /> Video: www.osbornewood.com/fusion_legs_video.cfm <br /> <br /> Eliminate Hand Sanding… Affordably <br /> <br /> Individual finishing products aside, the difference between a good finish and a great finish boils down to one thing – the quality of the surface being finished. And in that area, it’s all about sanding. In the past, cabinetmakers and furniture makers have relied on timeand labor-intensive hand sanding to produce the desired quality level…until now. SuperMax Tools is at the forefront of sanding technology with their wide range of both drum and brush sanders that take your sanding to a bottle-neck free level of perfection. <br /> <br /> At SuperMax Tools, their brush sanders offer an affordable way to quickly get the results typically expected from hand sanding. SuperBrush sanders are incredibly diverse with dozens of brush heads available, and are able to effectively sand a wide variety of applications. Clean product, open grain for stain, denib cabinet fronts, panel clean, ease edges, profile sand, and distress; all this can be accomplished quickly and easily with the SuperBrush, resulting in a beautiful product prior to staining. <br /> <br /> Taking the SuperBrush into the finishing process, sealer sanding is one of the most popular applications and can easily be accomplished with the correct brush head and machine settings. This results in a consistently superior, spotless finish. Mouldings and any other profile work, including furniture finishing, is a perfect job for the SuperBrush sander. <br /> <br /> And now, SuperMax Tools has released the new 19-38 Combination Drum and Brush sander which is the perfect solution for the small shop or serious hobbyist wanting to affordably automate their shop. It brings the advantages of brush sanding AND drum sanding to one machine, allowing a shop to compete from a productivity and quality standpoint. <br /> <br /> SuperMax Tools has brush sanders as small as 13” in width to 74”, from single to double heads, all at a price tag you will be pleasantly surprised to see. <br /> <br /> The SuperBrush Sander is THE answer for saving time, increasing output, and producing exceptional product in your shop. <br /> <br /> Visit their website for videos, testimonials and articles about others who have discovered “The SuperMax Difference”. <br /> <br /> SuperMax Tools<br /> Contact: Bill Schroeder<br /> Phone: 888.454.3401 ext 16<br /> E-mail: bill@supermaxtools.com<br /> Web: www.supermaxtools.com<br /> Video: www.youtube.com/supermaxtools<br /> <br /> <br /> When Your Software Company Has Your Back <br /> <br /> “They help you find the program that works for you.” <br /> <br /> Kirk Duff operates a one-man shop in Nipawin, Saskachewan, and he elegantly sums up his experience with his new cabinet software providers in that one sentence. After a poor experience with prior software, he switched to Cabinet-Closet Designer from KCD Software in South Yarmouth, MA. He was attracted by their online video tutorials, and also the option to rent rather than buy software. But what has kept him on board, and indeed turned him into an enthusiastic supporter of KCD, is their remarkable customer service. <br /> <br /> “Other software companies seem to be interested in only working with big shops that produce a million cabinets a year,” Kirk says. “They want to make your cabinets fit their programs. With KCD, it’s the reverse. They help you find the program that works for you, and help grow your company. I’ve been able to add shop time because of the simplicity of making changes. What used to take me at least a day now takes half an hour. You don’t have to be a computer genius; it’s fairly simple to use.” <br /> <br /> Kirk has discovered that KCD Software understands how much their own success depends upon the success of their customers, and he’s not alone. Here’s Jim McAsey of M&M Cabinets in Shorewood, Illinois: <br /> <br /> “They knew exactly what I wanted done, and made it happen.” <br /> <br /> Jim has been building cabinets in his fiveman shop for 35 years, and he, too, had a less than stellar experience; “their customer support stunk,” he says of his first software package. In 2006, a machine tool salesman told him about KCD Software and, because he was adding custom closets to his cabinet business, he bought the Cabinet-Closet Commander software package. This time the experience was completely different. <br /> <br /> “I was impressed right out of the gate. The customer support was amazing. They worked with me over the next month on the phone, and back and forth on the computer, to make sure the software was tailored to my needs.” And when the technician working on his CNC machine had troubles, Jim called KCD Software. In two hours, they had the thing fixed. It was amazing. They knew exactly what I wanted done, and made it happen. That made a big impact on me. I talk with them at least once a month, sometimes more, and never get the feeling that it’s an imposition. They are completely customer-focused. It’s unbelievable. I feel like I’m calling one of my friends. They’re personable, and willing to make whatever minor corrections or adjustments I need. I would never change software.” <br /> <br /> Keith Peters agrees. One of KCD’s earliest clients, Keith said his father liked the idea of software that would allow them to produce custom designs. Their custom cabinet and millwork company, Daniel A. Peters Woodworking in Roanoke, VA, was started in 1979 and lately they have come to rely more and more on the sophisticated presentations they can produce with KCD’s Cabinet-Closet Commander and Cabinet-Closet Workshop. <br /> <br /> “Being able to show clients in 3D what they’re getting has become more important in this tough economy,” Keith says. But excellent renderings are only part of the package. It’s KCD’s customer support that is critical to this small business. <br /> <br /> “This summer, we took a leap and purchased a CNC machine. It was a big step for us. KCD’s technical support spent a lot of time on the phone going over the software and advising us. We really value that experience.” <br /> <br /> KCD makes it possible for small to mediumsized shops to purchase or rent the software they need now, and add features like pricing, cut listing and CNC manufacturing at any point in the future. <br /> <br /> KCD Software<br /> Phone: 508.760.1140<br /> E-mail: Info@KCDsoftware.com<br /> Web: www.kcdsoftware.com<br /> Video: www.kcdsoftware.com/CCD-try.html<br /> <br /> New CNC SmartShop from Laguna Tools helps Huntington Industries Become “Leaner and Greener.” <br /> <br /> The ecological footprint left by Huntington Industries, one of the most environmentally friendly furniture manufacturers in the industry, is getting smaller and smaller thanks to the new CNC SmartShop machine from Laguna Tools – an innovator in cost-effective woodworking equipment for over 27 years. <br /> <br /> “No question, the CNC SmartShop from Laguna Tools has instantly made us leaner and greener,” said Hayden Hiatt, Vice President of Development. “Our company’s reputation depends on delivering designer pieces of furniture to top retail operations that are as ‘green’ as they are solidly built, and the CNC SmartShop is playing a huge role in that effort.” <br /> <br /> A tremendous amount of “green” technology goes into every upholstered loveseat, sofa and sectional manufactured at the company’s Southern California-based, 100,000 square-foot facility. But the real story lies beneath the upholstery. For example, instead of using petrochemical- laden plywood, the company incorporates environmentally friendly CornBoard – a renewable U.S. resource comprised of corn by-products. <br /> <br /> “We use the CornBoard (4x8 sheets) for framing, and the CNC SmartShop makes short work of them,” said Hiatt. “It used to take us an hour (or longer) to cut a single frame for one of our products. With the CNC SmartShop, we can do the job – including curves and the most intricate angles – in about twenty minutes. That increased level of productivity positively impacts labor costs, and will keep us very competitive.” <br /> <br /> Hiatt says the CNC SmartShop also allows them to drill precisely spaced holes for tufting on headboards, as well as cutting doublewide arms. “We could never cut them as one piece in the past, which meant using staples. The router also allows us to do notching, enabling us to use mortise and tenon joints in our assembly, further increasing quality and durability. We could not do this degree of precision work so quickly before acquiring the SmartShop from Laguna Tools.” <br /> <br /> Huntington Industries is in the process of digitizing decades of invaluable furniture patterns and distinctive deigns, once kept in countless filing cabinets, to the CNC’s robust computer system. “The CNC SmartShop just makes us tremendously more efficient in so many ways,” said Hiatt, who is currently operating the unit himself so he can train other employees as production increases. “Our goal is to reach 1,200 frames a month, which has become a very realistic target thanks to our new SmartShop CNC.” <br /> <br /> Hiatt said he spent months researching various CNC machines on the market before deciding on the SmartShop from Laguna Tools, which is based in Irvine, California. “We were looking at CNC equipment costing $100,000 to $150,000 (tens of thousands more than the SmartShop), without all of the features and impressive fit and finish that Laguna Tools offered,” he said. “I was immediately struck by the precision components and solid, onepiece, tubular welded frame construction of the SmartShop. It’s as solid and user-friendly as it is technologically advanced.” <br /> <br /> Hiatt says he’s equally impressed with the level of service he’s received after the sale from Laguna Tools. <br /> <br /> “Laguna Tools gives us a great deal of confidence that we’ll always meet our production objectives,” he said. “When I have a question, I get an immediate response either from Steve Alvarez, their CNC Sales Manager, or ‘Router’ Bob Alsup, a software engineer at Laguna Tools, who is really a great ‘go-to’ guy for technical support. This is the type of ‘valueadded’ I doubt we would have received from another company, and another reason why I’m more than happy to recommend Laguna Tools to my colleagues.” <br /> <br /> From using Bio-Soybean based foam and recycled steel and fabric… to padding made from recycling plastic bottle fiber, Hiatt is proud that every component comes from the U.S. – and that every piece of furniture is built from scratch in Southern California. “That’s why it’s a pleasure to do business with another Southern California company like Laguna Tools that takes the same pride in its product lineup and customer service as we do.” <br /> <br /> Laguna Tools<br /> Phone: 800-234-1976<br /> Contact: Catherine Helshoj, VP<br /> E-mail: catherineh@lagunatools.com<br /> Web: www.lagunatools.com<br /> Video: bcove.me/zdmyxej7<br /> <br /> “Why not try a supplier who can make and ship all your components together?” <br /> <br /> That’s the question posed by Jeremy Funk, marketing manager at Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing. His point is that one-source shopping cuts the amount of time spent purchasing while it also trims shipping costs, eliminates delays and streamlines the buying process. Onesource shopping reduces correlation problems, too. Getting several parts from one supplier means they’ll work together in ways that make a woodshop’s job easier. For example, color and grain matches won’t be a surprise. <br /> <br /> The key, of course, is to find a supplier who produces the highest quality doors and components. Elias Woodwork has been doing exactly that since 1983. But their reputation isn’t just for high quality woodworking. The whole process is a quality experience, from quick lead times to the ability to customize to specific needs. <br /> <br /> Located just across the border, halfway between the two coasts, Elias is ideally located to serve the entire US. Their experienced staff, working in a state-of-the-art 220,000 square foot facility, concentrates on building cabinet doors, dovetail drawer boxes and refacing products for the kitchen and bath industry, as well as components for residential and commercial millwork projects. Recently, some growing portions of their production have been a complete refacing product line and custom architectural millwork products. For woodshops, they make doors, dovetail drawer boxes, molding, corbels, valences, cabinet posts, curved doors and more.<br /> <br /> With a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly practices, Elias Woodwork is constantly adding new products to their extensive selection. Many new miter frame profiles, panel profiles, outside edge profiles, stain and paint colors, applied molding and millwork profiles are consistently being designed and produced. If a shop needs something that isn’t on their Web site, the solution is usually just a phone call away. Office hours are from 8:00 to 4:30 (Central time), Monday to Friday. And in keeping with their commitment to superior customer service, a real person is waiting to answer the phone. <br /> <br /> Elias Woodwork & Manufacturing<br /> Phone: 800.665.0623<br /> E-mail: sales@eliaswoodwork.com<br /> Web: www.eliaswoodwork.com<br /> Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/EliasWoodwork/videos<br /> <br /> “This blade is the best I have ever used.” <br /> <br /> That was the reaction of woodworker James Lopez from Robinson, Texas to the Micro Kerf 40 from Total Saw Solutions. He went on to say that there is hardly any sanding, that the finish cut is as smooth as a board out of his planer, plus the blade is quiet and requires little effort to use. <br /> <br /> “I am going to purchase another one for my miter saw,” James added. <br /> <br /> That kind of response is typical of woodworkers who switch to the thinnest cutting carbide saw blade in the world. And it’s also why this blade was one of just eight top products selected to receive WOOD® Magazine’s 2012 Innov8 Award. The editors said that the Micro Kerf 40 is “a great way to minimize waste when ripping wood, especially pricey exotics. And because this blade cuts such a super-thin kerf, it will require less strain from your table saw’s motor.”<br /> <br /> American-made in Phillips, Wisconsin, this is an a l l - p u r p o s e blade for both softwoods and hardwoods, and it works in both rip and crosscut applications. The kerf is as thin as a dime and each blade has a built-in dampening system that reduces vibrations, making cuts quieter and more precise, and thus causing the saw blade to remain sharper longer. <br /> <br /> The Micro Kerf 40 is featured at the Woodworking Shows (visit totalsawsolutions.com for a schedule). If you can’t get to a show, the company has published several demonstration videos on the Web site, including some showing the blade milling paper-thin slices of a variety of hardwood species. Each blade comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee and an instructional DVD. <br /> <br /> The final word on the Micro Kerf 40 is from Steve Thomas, the former host of This Old House on PBS. He used it on a Western cedar pergola project, and was just as impressed as James Lopez. <br /> <br /> “Lovely blade!” Steve said. “Cuts fast and clean, and effortlessly.” <br /> <br /> Total Saw Solutions<br /> Phone: 800.773.3133<br /> E-mail: sales@totalsawsolutions.com<br /> Web: www.totalsawsolutions.com<br /> <br /> Two Great Concepts from ShopBot Tools <br /> <br /> “Will our country’s economic challenges best be solved by 100,000 garages across the US expressing a new era of American industry and innovation?” Tom Brokaw posed this question during the 2008 presidential debates, and when it comes to making the best cabinets and furniture, the answer is a resounding “YES!” <br /> <br /> A new Web site launched by ShopBot Tools, 100kGarages.com is a free online resource for people who have designs, or even just ideas, for things they want to make (Makers). The site helps them find and connect with digital fabricators (Fabbers), who can turn these ideas into reality. Concepts can be expressed as anything from napkin drawings to software files. Participating Fabbers then work with 2-D or 3-D digital fabrication tools to cut, machine, drill, sculpt, or “print” in 3-D. <br /> <br /> One doesn’t need to own a ShopBot brand tool to be a Fabber. Established businesses using CNC routers, laser cutters or 3D printers are all welcome to participate. The goal is to help people find each other and then learn and work together to make their dreams come true. <br /> <br /> Also new from ShopBot Tools, Inc. is the 5-axis PRSalpha CNC router. This subtractive digital fabrication tool is a remarkable advance in multi-axis production, at an affordable price. It cuts, drills, trims, mills prototypes and machines fixtures in a large work envelope that is accessible from all angles. The PRSalpha works in prototyping materials, urethane foams and soft woods, and also handles trimming, drilling, and slotting operations in a variety of materials. The five axes allow the tool to have “wrist-like” motion. <br /> <br /> The machine recently had a test drive with Chris Koontz, manager of manufacturing engineering at B/E Aerospace Inc. in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. B/E currently uses the ShopBot Buddy in their Seating Aftermarket division. <br /> <br /> “This is a well-built, sturdy machine” Chris reported. “I was very impressed by the speed of the 5-Axis tool. I think it delivers a lot of value for the money.” <br /> <br /> ShopBot Tools<br /> Phone: 888.680.4466<br /> E-mail: sales@shopbottools.com<br /> Web: www.ShopBotTools.com<br /> www.100kGarages.com<br /> <br /> “I use nothing but the best ingredients.” <br /> <br /> That’s what cookie magnate Debbi Fields attributes to her success in the kitchen, and the same sentiment is just as true for shops that build kitchens. There is an obvious relationship between great materials and great cabinetry, a truth that has been taken to heart at States Industries LLC since its founding in 1966. The Eugene, Oregon manufacturer of hardwood panels believes that superior ingredients not only contribute to the final quality of a product, but also to the manufacturing process by saving time, and thereby money. <br /> <br /> “Getting the correct panel product eliminates waste and saves shop time,” says Bill Powell, the company’s marketing manager. “In this economy, cost is king, so woodworkers should only pay for what they need, and they should always get what they pay for.” <br /> <br /> Managing cost is about supplying customers with finished products that are built with the very best components, and doing so efficiently. Getting the correct panel product eliminates waste and saves shop time. The three hundred plus employees at States Industries manufacture a full range of hardwood plywood panels including commodity products, premium architectural panels, and everything in between. All domestic and most imported face veneer species are available, as well as all commercial substrates. Most of these products are available in no-added-urea-formaldehyde and/or FSC Certified configurations, and they can all be ordered with the company’s NOVA ultraviolet cured coatings applied. Because States Industries’ panels are made in the USA, they don’t have problems with the thickness of face veneers, the quality of adhesives, or the ability to go back later and buy more of the same product. <br /> <br /> When custom woodshops are looking for ways to make the best cabinets and furniture, it’s important to find a panel supplier who listens. One of States Industies major strengths is that no other manufacturer in the industry is more responsive to customers. And for new buyers with initial questions, there is information on both specie and core selection on the company’s Web site, along with an interactive map of local distributors. <br /> <br /> States Industries LLC<br /> Phone: 800.626.1981<br /> E-mail: info@Statesind.com<br /> Web: www.statesind.com<br /> <br /> Taking RTA Cabinets Up a Notch to a Whole New Level <br /> <br /> Imagine being able to assemble high-quality cabinets…in minutes! The new line of RTA Cabinets from Keystone Wood Specialties in Lancaster, Pennsylvania can actually make that possible. Keystone’s ready to assemble cabinets feature the CABINOTCH® Cabinet Box System. The patented Cabinotch® Joint, an innovative wood-to-wood locking glue joint, lets woodworkers create a truly square, solid cabinet box that can literally be assembled in minutes. Except for nailing the cabinet back, they go together without tools, clamps, clips or fasteners; and each box is made from 100% North American plywood (formaldehyde-free and CARB P2 compliant) with no particleboard or fiberboard. <br /> <br /> Cabinotch® Cabinet Boxes comprise the central part of a complete system that incorporates Keystone’s product offering of cabinet doors, drawer fronts, dovetailed drawer boxes and other components as well as hinges and drawer slides. This allows woodshops—cabinetmakers, furniture makers, and remodelers— to create a complete custom cabinetry project quickly, efficiently, and without cutting corners on quality. Keystone’s RTA cabinets can be ordered in over one hundred configurations including wall, base, tall, corner, and vanity cabinets. <br /> <br /> Here’s how it works. <br /> <br /> The woodworker tells Keystone the cabinet configuration, size and wood species he or she needs (there are ten wood species available). Cabinet height, width and depth dimensions are available in one one-thousandth of an inch increments, instead of the 3-inch industry standard, so a shop can order the exact size it needs. And when cabinet boxes are ordered, there is no need to measure for components. Keystone will calculate all the door and drawer sizes for the customer. <br /> <br /> Assembly is quick and easy: just run a bead of glue along the Cabinotch® groove, and slide the parts together. The patented Cabinotch® joint assures that everything is aligned, solid, and perfectly square when the parts are assembled. Visit Keystone’s Web site to watch videos that illustrate just how incredibly fast and easily these cabinets go together. <br /> <br /> Finally, the woodworker installs the doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and other components as they normally would. <br /> <br /> It’s really that simple. <br /> <br /> RTA cabinets can be customized <br /> <br /> When custom work really needs to be custom, Keystone supports its RTA Cabinet System with options that can include such details as specially configured drawer boxes, moulding, adornments, rollout trays, wood turnings, fluted pilasters, finished end panels, custom hood panels, corbels, valances and more. The Cabinotch® face frames can often be customized as well. <br /> <br /> Keystone’s RTA Cabinets are available in ten wood species: alder, cherry, hickory, hard maple, red oak, poplar, walnut, white oak, soft maple and paint grade. By default, Cabinotch ® cabinet interiors are pre-finished maple with a high grade UV coating. And the entire order can be shipped either unfinished or prefinished to spec from the company’s selection of stains, paints and glaze combinations. Keystone can also custom color match the order to their customer’s supplied sample. <br /> <br /> Their complete line of cabinet doors, drawer fronts, dovetailed drawer boxes, moulding, and other custom components are available to be included with an RTA Cabinet project. Product information is available through their web site, or by contacting their Customer Service Department. <br /> <br /> Time and cost savings, and the ability to increase the volume of work flowing through a shop are huge advantages to considering Keystone’s RTA Cabinets. In a challenging economy, that’s important. There’s also Keystone’s vast experience (they’ve been manufacturing custom components since the 1970s), and their uncompromising commitment to quality. And every phone call during business hours is answered personally and cheerfully by a live staff member, who is ready to answer questions and get you right back to work.<br /> <br /> CABINOTCH® is a registered trademark of Insourcing Specialists, Inc., an affiliate of Columbia Forest Products, Inc.<br /> <br /> Keystone Wood Specialties<br /> Phone: 888.825.3269<br /> E-mail: info@keystonewood.com<br /> Web: www.keystonewood.com<br /> Video: www.keystonewood.com/rta-cabinets.shtml

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