Buyer's Guide to Kitchen Cabinets: Plain & Fancy Custom
Box: 1⁄2-in. plywood, ¾-in. face frame
Drawers: Dovetailed 5⁄8-in. hardwood
Doors: Frame-and-panel Hardware: Pin hinges, full-extension undermount drawer slides
Finish: Antiqued paint
Sturdy cabinet box. Plywood components and wood glue blocks, rather than stapled plastic corner braces, are signs of a well-made, fully custom cabinet.
Out of sight. These undermount drawer slides allow the drawer box to roll all the way out. They’re hidden beneath the drawer, so all you see are the drawer sides and the carefully machined dovetails.
Photos: Krysta S. Doerfler