450 – Cabinet Door Styles and Finishes
Maple Cabinet Wood Species:
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet Maple is an exceptionally hard, finely grained wood species with a fine, even texture. Darker stains will moderate the color variance; lighter stains mellow with golden hues over time.
Features described below are typical and not considered defects:
● Light blonde tones to dark reddish brown tones
● Small mineral streaks of light blonde or reddish brown that darken with stain
● Wavy, curly bird’s-eye or burl graining as well as worm tracking across the grain that will darken when stained
● Variations within a single door
Cherry Cabinet Wood Species:
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet Cherry is a close-grained, multicolored hardwood with occasional pin knots and fine grain variations appearing as curls and waves. Features described below are typical and not considered defects:
● Small sap pockets, pin knots and streaks
● Color ranges from pale yellow sapwood to deep reddish brown heartwood, with occasional shades of white, green, pink or gray
● Staining reveals subtle variations and colors that typically darken over time
● Variations within a single door
● May accept nicks and bumps over time
Painted Cabinet Wood Species:
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet Painted finishes combine maple hardwood frame and MDF center panel, except 644 Painted which features a solid hardwood center panel, to achieve a product with superior ability, consistency, coverage and durability. Features described below are typical and not considered defects:
● Joint lines caused by the natural expansion and contraction of wood
● The natural aging process may change the tone of paint colors over time
Oak Cabinet Wood Species:
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet Oak is a prominently grained hardwood with pattern variations from straight grain to arcs. It is durable and forgiving of nicks and bumps, and mellows with golden hues over time. Darker stains provide a more uniform appearance. 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
Hickory Cabinet Wood Species:
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet Hickory is a very tough, dense hardwood making it an extremely durable cabinet material. Unlike other hardwoods, wood selection for hickory does not attempt to minimize screpancies in wood color tones. Darker stains will moderate the color variance. Features described below are typical and not considered defects:
● Dramatic color variations ranging from deep reddish brown heartwood to pale white sapwood
● Random burls, mineral streaks, knots and pecks
● Doors and parts of doors that range in color from light to deep brown when finished
Cabinet Finish Options by Wood Species
- Auburn Glaze
Features a deep brown glaze over Cognac stain that settles into recesses, corners and grooves to create a dramatic contrast between the glazed and unglazed surfaces.
- Coffee Glaze
Features a deep brown glaze over Honey stain that settles into recesses, corners and grooves to create a dramatic contrast between the glazed and unglazed surfaces.
Cognac’s deep russet tones enhance Maple cabinetry with an elegant finish.
Dramatically dark Espresso adds a richness to Maple cabinetry for more ways to create a sophisticated, distinct look.
Honey’s warm, clean tones give Maple cabinetry a fresh finish.
- Mocha Glaze
Features a deep brown glaze over Spice stain that settles into recesses, corners and grooves to add definition and a rich patina.
Natural finish lets the true beauty of Maple cabinetry shine.
Spice gives Maple cabinetry a popular medium finish sure to complement many home styles.
Bordeaux adds deep claret tones to Cherry cabinetry that will deepen with age.
- Chocolate Glaze
Features a deep brown glaze over Spice stain that settles into recesses, corners and grooves to add definition and a lustrous, deep color.
Java lends a distinctive, elegant look to any living space, with its rich, dark, coffee brown finish.
Spice gives Cherry cabinetry a popular medium finish sure to complement many home styles.
- Butterscotch Glaze
Features a lightly toasted brown glaze wiped over a warm-white painted surface to accent the recesses, corners and grooves for a distinctive patina.
- Hazelnut Glaze
Features a deep brown glaze wiped over a warm-white painted surface to create a vivid contrast.
Features a luxurious white painted finish to accentuate crisp lines and rich detail with an inviting texture.
Features a warm-white painted surface that creates an understated but elegant finish.
A warm, light tone that achieves a fresh, welcoming environment for your living space.
A rich, medium stain that highlights oak’s prominent woodgrain and gives your living space a true craftsman charm.
A rustic look that showcases the wood’s beautiful light and dark variations.
A subtle, burnished radiance that adds to Hickory’s casual charm.
Resilient Finishing System Process and Cabinet Care Information
The finishing systems used on Maryland Kitchen Cabinet’s products are designed to ensure the beauty and durability of our cabinetry. State-of-the-art equipment allows precise sanding, filling and finish coverage of each of our products.
Our Resilient Finishing Systems:
To protect wood doors and face frames: An extremely sophisticated coating is used to offer durability, ease of cleaning and water resistance. A combination of mechanical systems are used to bring out the richness, luster and natural grain definition of the wood, as well as computerized automation to ensure color consistency and surface smoothness. This is a rigorous multi-step process that includes sanding, brushing, cleaning, stain application, computerized oven drying and a catalyzed topcoat to protect and beautify cabinets for years to come.
To protect the interior and exterior: An environmentally responsible multi-step panel finishing system begins with three sanding operations followed by a top and bottom brush cleaning to provide a smooth surface for material adhesion and protect against scratching, fading and moisture.
Remove dust from cabinets frequently with a soft lint-free cloth. The cloth may be slightly dampened with water or a spray type dust remover. Cabinet surfaces may be polished once every few months with a high quality, non-oil based furniture polish. Do not use a paste wax type material, as wax build-up is difficult to remove and will leave a residue that attracts dust and moisture. Polishes containing silicon should not be used. Clean spills immediately. Use a clean cloth and mild soap if necessary. Wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Do not use detergents, citrus or ammonia based cleaners, steel wool, soap pads or abrasive cleaners. Care should be taken that cabinet finishes are not exposed to heat in excess of 174 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not place or mount small appliances beneath Wall cabinets. The appliances (e.g., coffee makers and toasters) can produce excessive heat, which can damage the cabinet finish.
Maryland Kitchen Cabinet’s products are extremely resistant to stains and surface damage that can be caused by common household chemicals and exceed KCMA and ANSI standards for resistance to stains like coffee, grape juice and moisture.
Cabinet Construction – Specifications & Characteristics
**All cabinets are Fully Assembled with FREE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE to the lower 48 states of North America. Standard Features Included: Dovetail Drawers, Soft-Close Drawers, Soft-Close Doors, Full Extension Undermount Glides, Solid Wood Face Frames, Standard Plywood Sides Box Construction, Free White Glove Delivery, Limited Lifetime Warranty, Made & Manufactured in USA, Made to Order, KCMA Certified, Environmental Stewardship Certified, NKBA, JD Power & Associates winner for specified line for Customer Satisfaction…**
Wood doors consist of door frames constructed from kiln-dried solid hardwood with mortise and tenon or mitered joints and floating center panels constructed of natural or engineered materials.
Cabinet Front Face Frames:
Cabinet front face frames are constructed of ¾” x 1 5⁄8” solid hardwood, kiln-dried to prevent warping. Face frame joints are pressure fitted, glued, double doweled and stapled.
Cabinet Side Panels:
Cabinet side panels are ½” thick plywood with resilient finishing system exteriors and natural woodgrain laminate finished interiors.
Cabinet Tops, Bottoms and Floors:
Tops, bottoms and floors are ½” thick (APC) plywood option or standard furniture board finished with the natural woodgrain resilient finishing system.
Cabinet backs are constructed of 1⁄8” thick MDF with the inside surface finished with the resilient finishing system.
Corner blocks are attached to help ensure cabinet squareness and allow for certain countertop installations.
Cabinet shelves are ¾” thick (APC) plywood option or standard furniture board finished with the natural woodgrain resilient finishing system. Shelves are banded on one side with PVC edge banding. All shelves are adjustable and meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot.
All cabinets with drawer(s) utilize natural finish 5⁄8” hardwood drawer body with 7⁄32” plywood bottom and CushionClose® Full-Access Hidden Glides. This integrated slow-close mechanism helps reduce slams and noise and utilizes unique air damper technology for whisper-quiet luxury. The 21” extension provides full-access to drawer contents. All drawers meet KCMA load standards of 15 pounds per square foot.
Deep Roll Out Trays:
Deep Roll Out Trays utilize natural finish 5⁄8” dovetail hardwood drawer body with 7⁄32” bottom. Deep Roll Out Trays feature Full-Access Hidden Glides® or Full-Access CushionClose glides. All Deep Roll Out Trays meet KCMA standards of 15 pounds per square foot.
Base and Vanity top hanging rails are ¾” thick hardwood, mortise and tenon joined and glued to the cabinet side panels. Wall cabinet hanging rails are ½” thick (APC) plywood option or standard furniture board, glued and pinned into the cabinet back, cabinet side panels, and cabinet top and bottom.
Nickel plated ¼” steel metal shelf rests are standard on all Wall cabinets and Bookshelves. Clear high-strength polycarbonate clip lock shelf rests are standard on all Base, Desk and Tall cabinets. Clip lock shelf rests lock shelves in place, prevent sliding and allow for easy shelf removal. Cabinets with the Mullion Frame Door Cabinet Option (MFD) feature six position adjustable metal mullion shelf rests.
Inset Toe Kick:
Inset toe kicks are constructed of ½” thick (APC) unfinshed plywood option or standard unfinished furniture board. Standard toe kick dimensions are 4” high and recessed 3 ½”. Universal Design toe kick dimensions are 8” high and recessed 6 ½” deep. All inset toe kicks require BTK8 Base Toe Kick for installation.
Wood Species and Characteristics:
Our cabinetry represents the careful selection of woods. While every effort is made to match wood grain as closely as possible, no two pieces of wood are exactly alike, even from the same tree. These differences in natural color and grain mean that each piece will respond differently to the finishing materials used. For example, close-grained woods absorb less and will vary in color from more open-grained pieces from the very same tree. It is these variations that contribute to the beauty and distinction of quality wood products.
Exposure to sunlight, smoke and chemicals may cause some materials to fade or vary from their original color over time. This is why cabinets, doors, drawer fronts and accessories added at a later date may not exactly match cabinets installed now. For the same reasons, door samples or displays may not represent the exact color of cabinets received at the time of shipment. All cleaning agent instructions should also be carefully reviewed before application. Due to changes that occur from natural and environmental factors a cabinet is exposed to over its lifetime, we cannot be responsible for variations that occur in the finish of cabinets as they age.
Maryland Kitchen Cabinets incorporates solid hardwoods and hardwood veneers. These are natural materials with inherent variations. As such, our quality standards establish tolerance ranges for matching the hardwood pieces. Actual samples of hardwoods should be reviewed to establish realistic expectations of variations involving wood grain, color tones, presence of knots and so forth.
- Furniture Ends Option (FE)
The Furniture Ends Option converts both side panels to ¾” plywood sides.
- Reduced Depth Cabinet Option (RD)
Reduced Depth cabinets are available in 1” reductions; minimum cabinet depth is 4”
- Increased Depth Cabinet Option (ID)
The Increased Depth Cabinet Option is available for most Wall cabinets up to 36” wide and all Bookshelves (refer to individual cabinet specifications for the ID icon verifying this option availability). Increased Depth is offered in 1” increments, up to 24” deep.
- Matching Interior Cabinet Option (MI)
The Matching Interior Cabinet Option is available for Wall, Utility, Vanity Linen cabinets and Refrigerator Return Panels. This option matches the cabinet’s interior to that of the cabinet’s exterior sides.
- Recessed Toe Kick Option (RTK)
The Recessed Toe Kick Option is available on most Base, Desk, Vanity and Universal Design cabinetry (refer to individual cabinet specifications verifying the option availability). When the Recessed Toe Kick Option is selected, Left, Right or Both must be specified.
- Void Door Cabinet Option (VDO)
The Void Door Cabinet Option is available for most Wall cabinets.
- Inverted Frame Cabinet Option (IF)
The Inverted Frame Cabinet Option is available for most standard Base cabinets, Base cabinets with Factory Installed Wastebaskets and Base Pot and Pan Organizer cabinets (refer to individual cabinet specifications for the IF icon verifying this option availability).
- Cabinet Front Only Option (CFO)
The Cabinet Front Only Option is available for most cabinets with a frame (refer to individual cabinet specifications for the CFO icon verifying this option availability).
- Mullion Frame Door (MFD) and Open Frame Door Options (OFD)
The Mullion Frame Door Option (MFD) and Open Frame Door Option (OFD) are available for many Wall cabinet sizes, Utility and Vanity Linen cabinets.
- All Plywood Construction Option (APC)
The All Plywood Construction Option features:
● ½” plywood cabinet sides, floors, and tops
● ¾” plywood shelves with edge banding
● 1⁄8” plywood captured back
● ½” plywood inset toe kick
● ½” plywood corner blocks (excluding BER, BSS, CAR, CBS, CSB cabinets)
- Molding, Panels, Trim, Overlays, Corbels, Decorative Glass, Decorative Doors, Hoods, Custom Applications…
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