5 Recommended Cabinet Makers for 2009
The selected cabinet lines were chosen based on the following criteria:
- must have multi state distribution,
- must be certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) as meeting the standards for the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP).
- must be reliable and consistent, and
- must be a good value for the money.
The manufacturers in this list are in the mid- to high-end pricing range, but not the ultra high end, and some lines carry value pricing.
This company started out in a small barn in the rural community of Washburn, Iowa and quickly turned into a leading manufacturer of all-wood cabinetry. They produce quality craftsmanship and take pride in each and every cabinet produced. Their lines, Dynasty semi-custom and Omega Custom lines can easily be blended together to create a beautiful kitchen without costing an arm and a leg – this is something that you can’t find with any other brand. They offer matching door styles and finishes in both of their lines so you can integrate a few custom pieces without paying a full custom price.
In business for over 60 years, this family-owned manufacturer of fine custom cabinetry takes pride in craftsmanship, service, and dedication to using the finest materials and offering the best cabinet design for the entire home. Their lines include Crystal, which is custom framed and Quest, which is custom frameless. They also manufacture two value-priced lines; Keyline, which is framed, and Encore, which is frameless. And, their GreenQuest line offers Green-Core and Green-Core plus with no added urea formaldehyde. It is also 100% recycled, low-emitting, and made from rapidly renewable cabinet components.
This manufacturer delivers more than fine cabinetry; they offer the “whole home concept” philosophy by including custom interior doors, cabinetry, mantels, and molding all under one roof – one source that utilizes the same woods, same finishes, and same design details, allowing you to confidently plan your home interior with styles and finishes that complement and match each other. They offer two cabinetry product lines, both of which are green certified: WoodHarbor, a premium, custom cabinet line that has three price point offerings (no frameless), and value-priced Rockglen, a custom cabinet line with fewer custom offerings. They offer a variety of premium woods, designer finishes, distinctive architectural details, and innovative accessories.
In business for over 60 years, Wood-Mode is recognized for excellence in their cabinet design. They manufacture two full lines of customized cabinetry under the Wood-Mode and Brookhaven names, each with a large number of storage options. Both lines feature solid wood doors available in traditional framed construction and mid-priced contemporary frameless construction. Their selection consists of over 85 standard wood finish colors, 2 standard finish sheen levels, and 30 standard laminates. They will custom match unique finishes to customers specifications.
Family-owned and operated, this 30-year-old Midwestern cabinet maker has made a serious commitment to reforestation by planting thousands of trees each year to ensure that the earth remains healthy. They craft high-quality cabinetry utilizing the finest wood, furniture joints, and excellent finishes. Their product lines are distinct and, besides kitchen and bath cabinetry, they also offer surface solutions, work rooms, built in desk units, and solid wood interior doors.
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