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February 2007 Professional Builder Product Report: Cabinetry
Here's a sampling of new cabinets for 2007 from top manufacturers
The Lazy Susan hybrid system from Knape & Vogt features two wood pull-out drawers mounted on the company's undermount slides. Four side-mounted baskets can be adjusted to accommodate the homeowner's needs. The entire unit rides on a platinum powder-coated steel frame that rotates on a ball-bearing turntable.
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Birch-wrapped drawers from BHK are offered in ½- or 5/8-inch thickness. The drawers have a UV finish and are customized to fit groove locations. Standard heights, custom sizes, or finished and unfinished blanks are available. The company also offers solid wood drawers made in the same sizes and finishes.
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The European-inspired Moderno collection from Armstrong Cabinets features plywood box construction. The interiors are finished with a clear-coat seal and have the company's Cushion Tec side-mounted drawer guides. Toffee, natural, mocha and café finishes are available.
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The Woolridge and Willowbrook cabinet doors from StarMark have wider stiles and rails than their previous offerings and have a double bevel on the edge. The look is repeated on the profile of the moulding around the center panel. The Willowbrook features a flat center panel, while the Woolridge has and a raised one. According to the company, both work well with a darker stain.
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The latest wood finishing options — Chestnut in Oak and autumn in Cherry — from Homecrest are also available as an upgrade to ¾-inch HomeCrest Deluxe wood drawers with the company's Softouch technology. It uses a concealed mechanism with permanently lubricated synthetic rollers that are maintenance-free and ensure smooth, quiet closing action, regardless of the drawer's contents.
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The Intermat Silent System from Hettich International allows cabinet doors to close almost silently. The line offers three options for cushioned closure: a clipped-on hinge arm; a hinge screw-mounted at the top or bottom; or a hinge screwed onto the hinge cup. The company also has a full-extension undermount drawer slide.
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The latest offerings to the Stockton line from Yorktowne Cabinetry include doors made in oak, hickory, cherry and maple. The line has a recessed solid wood center panel with a wider frame and three-inch stiles and rails. Drawers have five-piece fronts. The company offers Character Finish packages for a distressed look.
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