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Standard Cabinet Specifications
STANDARD CABINET SPECS
All shelves are adjustable and meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot. They are fitted and glued into the cabinet front face frame grooves. Cabinet Shelves Cabinet shelves are 3⁄4” thick engineered wood with our TuffTech® finishing system on wood door styles or melamine on white door styles. cabinet side panels. Face frame joints are pressure fitted. and Floors Tops. Cabinet Front Face Frames Cabinet front face frames are made from 3⁄4” x 15⁄8” solid hardwood. Thermo Foil is produced when a PVC molded plastic is bonded to a pre-machined 3⁄4” thick medium density fiberboard (MDF) core using heat and pressure. Shelves are banded on one side with melamine or PVC edge banding. Cabinet Back The cabinet back is made from 1⁄8” thick hardboard substrate. mortise and tenon joined.24 STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Cabinet Specifications STANDARD CABINET SPECS Door Construction Wood doors consist of door frames constructed from kiln-dried 3 ⁄4” solid hardwood with mortise and tenon joints and floating center panels constructed of veneered or solid wood. Inset Toe Kick Inset toe kicks are constructed of 1⁄2” thick unfinished engineered wood and are recessed 31⁄2”. They are kiln-dried to prevent warping. The inside cabinet surface is finished with our TuffTech® finishing system. . Bottoms. BTK8 (matching toe kick) required for installation. Cabinet Side Panels Cabinet side panels are 1⁄2” thick and made of engineered wood with our rigorous multi-step TuffTech® UV-cured finish. double doweled. and glued to the cabinet side panels. They are finished with our TuffTech® finishing system. glued. The wall cabinet hanging rails are 1⁄2” thick engineered wood. Hinges Fully concealed. glued and pinned into the cabinet back. then captured in the grooves of the cabinet side panels. Corner Blocks Corner blocks are attached to help ensure cabinet squareness and allow for proper countertop installation. bottoms. Cabinet Tops. Miscellaneous In keeping with our policy of continuous product refinement. and stapled. Standard 21” and 18” deep cabinets and Deep Roll Out Trays utilize natural finish dovetail hardwood drawers with printed MDF bottoms and Side-Mounted Drawer Glides. and top/bottom. and floors are 1⁄2” thick and made from engineered wood. Drawer Systems 24” deep cabinets utilize natural finish dovetail hardwood drawers with plywood bottoms and Full Access Hidden Glides® System. self-closing Hidden Hinges® are standard on all door styles. They are captured into a grooved front face frame and secured using high-strength fasteners and glue. Hanging Rails The base and vanity top hanging rail is 3⁄4” thick solid wood. American Woodmark™ reserves the right to change specifications in design and materials as conditions require. White cabinet door styles are covered with Thermo Foil on the door front and a white melamine panel on the door back. All drawers featured in the guide meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot.
Exceeds industry standard for durability. 21” extension provides full access to drawer contents. stable operation. nickel plated. Six position adjustable. Molded from clear high-strength polycarbonate. Hinges permit doors to open to approximately 107 degrees. Six-way adjustability allows superior in/out adjustment of 3⁄16”. dependable performance. The Side-Mounted Drawer Glides are a standard feature on all vanities. up/down adjustment of 1⁄4”. Metal Shelf Rest Base Locking Shelf Rest Mullion Shelf Rest ⁄4” steel. Metal construction. Designed to allow easy shelf removal. Hinge allows less than 3⁄16” frame-to-door gap. up/down adjustment of 1⁄4”. Rollers are made of Delrin for smooth operation. It provides self-closing convenience and smooth. 1 Locks base shelves in place and prevents shelves from sliding. This glide system features twin self-aligning side-mounted drawer glides. Full Access Hidden Glides® System Side-Mounted Drawer Glides The one-piece Full Access Hidden Glides® System features steel ball bearings providing quiet. Standard feature on all base cabinets. Standard feature on all Full Overlay (FOL) door styles. and side-to-side adjustment of 3⁄16”. Unique oversized screw slot allows in/out adjustment of 1⁄16”. Allows for superior alignment of shelf with mullion. All steel construction with nickel-plated finish. Hinge allows less than 3⁄16” frame-to-door gap. 9⁄16” Partial Overlay hinge with self-closing feature that allows door to close unassisted when approximately 10–15 degrees open. They are constructed of epoxy coated steel for quiet opening and closing.STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Hardware 25 Full Overlay (FOL) Door Hinge 6-Way Adjustable Partial Overlay (POL) Door Hinge All steel construction with nickel-plated finish. Standard feature on all Partial Overlay (POL) door styles. American Woodmark™ Designer’s Choice® Specification Guide STANDARD CABINET SPECS . 17⁄16” Full Overlay hinge with self-closing feature that allows door to close unassisted when approximately 10–15 degrees open. Standard feature on all 24” deep base cabinets. Exceeds industry standard for durability. Hinges permit doors to open to approximately 107 degrees. and side-to-side adjustment of 3⁄16”. Standard feature on all mullion door cabinets. 21” deep desks and Deep Roll Out Trays. Standard feature on all wall cabinets.
The drawing below illustrates and identifies the parts of a standard Designer’s Choice® wall cabinet.26 STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Wall Cabinet Construction STANDARD CABINET SPECS Designer’s Choice® wall cabinets are constructed using high quality materials and hardware. NOTE: Single square door cabinets are hinged left and can be reversed in the field. Single cathedral door cabinets must be ordered hinged left or right. .
The drawing below illustrates and identifies the parts of a standard Designer’s Choice® base cabinet. American Woodmark™ Designer’s Choice® Specification Guide STANDARD CABINET SPECS .STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Base Cabinet Construction 27 Designer’s Choice® base cabinets are constructed using high quality materials and hardware. *Shelf depth will be 12” or 24” deep depending on cabinet. NOTE: Base single door cabinets are hinged left and can be reversed in the field. Review specifications for clarification.
and moisture—all common spills in any kitchen. However. even from the same tree. Our Beauty Guard® Finishing System is a rigorous multi-step process that includes sanding. . dried. and then covered with an ultraviolet topcoat. For example. dried using high intensity lights. This topcoat is made of acrylics and urethane and acts as a sealant to protect the paint. Do not expose doors or drawer fronts (especially Thermo Foil) to heat created from self-cleaning ovens or ranges. stain application. TuffTech® Finishing System Our TuffTech® Finishing System uses only 100% solids. which can damage the finish of your cabinets. grape juice. We use a combination of mechanical systems to bring out the richness. Our acrylic and urethane materials are 100% solids. Polishes containing silicon should not be used. no two pieces of wood are exactly alike. ease of cleaning. Environmentally Responsible Finishing Our panel finishing system uses only water-based paints and fillers. two or three coats of paint are applied. While every effort is made to match wood grain as closely as possible. Clean spills immediately. Wood and laminate cabinet surfaces may be polished once every few months with a high quality. Do not use a paste wax type material. and finish coverage of each of our products. Our products exceed KCMA and ANSI standards for resistance to stains like coffee. Do not place or mount small appliances beneath your wall cabinets. Due to changes that occur from natural and environmental factors a cabinet is exposed to over its lifetime. For the same reasons. White cabinet panels are finished with a melamine impregnated laminate. and natural grain definition of the wood. filling. Do not use detergents. So. and water resistance. Wax build-up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust and moisture. luster. These appliances (such as coffee makers and toasters) can produce excessive heat. door samples or displays may not represent the exact color of cabinets received at the time of shipment. or abrasive cleaners on your cabinets. yielding neither hazardous waste nor water contamination. and chemicals may cause some materials to fade or vary from their original color over time. an ultraviolet (UV) filler is cured using light ovens to seal the board completely. Let Your Cabinets Age Beautifully Our cabinets represent the careful selection of woods and white Thermo Foil finishes. Next. This system has the same protective properties as our coating system but with the added benefit of improved opacity required by all white cabinet parts. close-grained woods absorb less and will vary in color from more open-grained pieces from the very same tree. drawer fronts. brushing. This multistep panel finishing system begins with three sanding operations followed by a top and bottom brush cleaning to provide a smooth surface for material adhesion. They are truly unique and with proper care will age beautifully for years to come. cleaning. smoke. It’s these variations that contribute to the beauty and distinction of quality wood products. How Do You Care For Your Cabinets? Remove dust from cabinets frequently with a soft lint-free cloth. doors. exposure to sunlight. steel wool. as well as computerized automation to ensure color consistency and surface smoothness. This is why cabinets. Care should be taken that cabinet finishes are not exposed to heat in excess of 174° Fahrenheit. and accessories added at a later date may not exactly match cabinets installed now. and a catalyzed topcoat to protect and beautify your cabinets for years to come. yielding no atmospheric emissions. Depending on the product. What Does This Mean To You? Our products are extremely resistant to stains and surface damage that can be caused by common household chemicals. enjoy the character of your cabinets. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. non-oil based furniture polish. Beauty Guard® Finishing System Beauty Guard® is an extremely sophisticated and environmentally responsible coating that offers durability. The HSK (Heat Shield Kit) should be used when cabinets are installed or mounted directly next to ovens or ranges.28 STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Finishing Systems STANDARD CABINET SPECS Finishing Systems The finishing systems used on our products are designed to ensure the beauty and durability of our cabinetry. Once again the board is sanded and a waterborne adhesion material is applied and dried to provide an interlocking bond with the water-based paints. These differences in natural color and grain mean that each piece will respond differently to the finishing materials used. soap pads. we cannot be responsible for variations that occur in the finish of your wood or Thermo Foil cabinets as they age. computerized oven drying. You should also read all cleaning agent instructions carefully before application. State-of-the-art equipment allows precise sanding. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. The cloth may be slightly dampened with water or a spray type dust remover. citrus or ammonia based cleaners.
dense hardwood making it an extremely durable cabinet material. exposure of wood products to sunlight. wood selection for hickory does not attempt to minimize discrepancies in wood color tones. or even grey • Staining reveals subtle variations and colors that typically darken over time • Variations within a single door • May accept nicks and bumps over time Oak Oak is a prominently grained hardwood with pattern variations from straight grain to arcs. and especially resistant to chipping and cracking • The core is medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a white melamine back Hickory Hickory is a very tough. with occasional shades of white. mineral streaks. Unlike other hardwoods. lighter stains mellow with golden hues over time. color tones. finely grained wood species with a fine even texture. curly bird’s-eye. These are natural materials with inherent variations. and mellows with golden hues over time. Features described below are typical and not considered defects: • Small sap pockets. or burl graining as well as worm tracking across the grain that will darken when stained • Variations within a single door American Woodmark™ Designer’s Choice® Specification Guide STANDARD CABINET SPECS . In addition. and smoke can cause wood colors to change over time. pin knots. and streaks • Color ranges from pale yellow sapwood to deep reddish brown heartwood. Features described below are typical and not considered defects: • Natural oak colors range from light tans to deep reddish browns • Streaks of yellow or black mineral deposits • Noticeable differences in color between open and close-grained areas which may be more evident with light colored stain • Variations within a single door White Thermo Foil Thermo Foil finishes allow white cabinet doors to exhibit the same styling and detail found in solid wood doors. As such.STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Wood Species & Materials 29 Wood Species & Materials American Woodmark™ cabinetry incorporates solid hardwoods and hardwood veneers. some chemical agents. presence of knots. Cherry Cherry is a close-grained multicolored hardwood with occasional pin knots and fine grain variations appearing as curls and waves. These variations are at the heart of the unique natural beauty of finished hardwood. Darker stains will moderate the color variance. It is durable and forgiving of nicks and bumps. green. our quality standards establish tolerance ranges for matching the hardwood pieces. Darker stains will moderate the color variance. pink. easy to clean. Features described below are typical and not considered defects: • Creamy white to light blonde tones to dark reddish brown tones • Small mineral streaks of light blonde or reddish brown that darken with stain • Wavy. Consumers should review actual samples of hardwoods in our selling centers and cabinet displays to help them establish realistic expectations of variations involving wood grain. knots. and so forth. • The Thermo Foil finish found on the front of white cabinet doors is produced when a PVC molded plastic is bonded to a pre-machined core material using heat and pressure • White Thermo Foil finishes are extremely durable. Features described below are typical and not considered defects: • Dramatic color variations ranging from deep reddish brown heartwood to pale white sapwood • Random burls. Darker stains provide a more uniform appearance. and pecks • Doors and parts of doors that range in color from light to deep brown when finished Maple Maple is an exceptionally hard.
desk. oven and utility cabinets.30 STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Cabinet Dimensions STANDARD CABINET SPECS These illustrations specify dimensions of vertical stiles and horizontal rails. inset toe kick. base. vanity. cabinet heights and standard interior opening heights for wall. Wall Cabinets Wall Cabinet 42” High Wall Cabinet 36” High Wall Cabinet 30” High Wall Cabinet 24” High Wall Cabinet 18” High Wall Cabinet 15” High Wall Cabinet 12” High Base Cabinets Base Cabinet 4 Drawer Base Cabinet 3 Drawer Base Cabinet Vanity Cabinets Vanity Base Cabinet Standard Height Vanity Drawer Base Standard Height Vanity Base Cabinet Base Height Vanity Drawer Base Base Height .
American Woodmark™ Designer’s Choice® Specification Guide STANDARD CABINET SPECS . Putty Stik and TU Marker are recommended for exposed ends of BTK8.STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Cabinet Dimensions 31 Desk Cabinets Desk Base Cabinet Desk Drawer Cabinet Kneehole Drawer Trimmable in height to 43⁄4” Tall Cabinets Vanity Linen Cabinet Utility Single Oven Cabinet* Double Oven Cabinet* *Actual height of oven opening shown. Inset Toe Kick Inset toe kick construction requires BTK8 matching toe kick—must be ordered separately. For actual width. please refer to Cut Out Dimensions Chart in specific cabinet SKU box. maximum width and maximum height dimensions.
giving the door some visual depth. Full Overlay Full Overlay (FOL) doors are sized to cover nearly all of the cabinet face frame. Partial Overlay Partial Overlay (POL) is sometimes referred to as “Traditional” or “Standard” Overlay. WALL CABINET FRONT WALL CABINET FRONT BASE CABINET FRONT BASE CABINET FRONT . Some door styles do not require knobs or pulls.32 STANDARD CABINET SPECIFICATIONS: Door/Drawer Overlays STANDARD CABINET SPECS These drawings illustrate the relationship between the cabinet face frame and Partial Overlay (POL) and Full Overlay (FOL) doors. Doors are sized to show about an inch of the cabinet face frame. They show the amount of the cabinet face frame that is visible when Partial Overlay doors or Full Overlay doors are selected. Full Overlay door styles require knobs or pulls.