Materials

HK CUSTOM CABINETS Material Specifications

Wood and Material Specifications

Interior Casework

Interior casework consists of all of the parts that make up the cabinet: sides, top, bottom, back and drawer stretchers (drawer stretchers are 6" deep by the width of the cabinet and provide the stop for the drawer). UV cured birch plywood is the standard for casework components, however, other options are available.

  • UV Cured Birch Plywood
  • UV Cured Birch Plywood Interior Case
  • Uv Cured Birch Plywood Casework Detail
  • UV Cured Birch Plywood Shelf
  • Uv Cured Birch Plywood Toe Kick Detail

3/4" UV Cured Birch Plywood

3/4" UV Cured Birch Veneer Hardwood Plywood is used for all casework parts - including the back. Birch plywood is perfect for cabinet casework, as it has a rich sheen, and it gives the end product a nice, elegant finish. Another advantage of birch plywood is cost: birch plywood is generally about 40% less than maple plywood.

  • UV Cured Maple Veneer Plywood

UV Cured Maple Veneer

UV Cured Maple Veneer Plywood has fewer imperfections than the standard UV Cured Birch Veneer plywood and has a more desirable grain pattern. Maple veneer is stronger than birch and will resist dents and scratches better. By-request-only, as the cost is about 40% higher than UV Cured Maple veneer.

  • Cleaf Cool Grey Linen
  • Cleaf Khaki Linen
  • Cool Grey Linen Interior
  • Linen Cabinet Interior

Linen Interior

If you are looking for something different, consider upgrading to a linen interior. Durable resin textured surface has the look of threaded fibers. Ultra resilient thermo-fused panels resist scratches and dents better than birch or maple UV cured interiors, and feature 13 hour water resistance. Choose from Khaki and Cool Grey for a unique and durable interior look.

  • White Melamine Interior
  • White Melamine Cabinet Interior
  • Cool Grey Linen Interior

White Melamine

This material is tough and low cost -nearly 50% cheaper than UV cured birch plywood. The scratch and dent resistant surface will withstand heavy use and gives the interior a fresh clean look. If your budget is tight, consider choosing this material for your interior. (if you are observant, you may have noticed that the Rialto cabinets pictured here and on the Residential cabinet page feature a white melamine interior -this is in a home with a price tag that is embarrassingly high!)

Visible Casework Material

Visible casework material means casework material that is visible at all times. For example: in glass door or open shelf cabinets the interior casework will always be visible and will match the doors or exterior finish. Typically in paint or stain applications unfinished maple is preferred for its hardness and grain pattern. Options are available and depend upon the door material chosen.

  • Unfinished Birch Plywood

3/4" Unfinished Birch Plywood

3/4" Unfinished Birch Plywood is used for visible casework material such as end/side panels, fillers and open shelf cabinets where stained birch doors and drawer fronts are featured.

  • UV Cured Maple Veneer Plywood

Unfinished Maple Veneer

3/4" Unfinished Maple Plywood is used for visible casework material such as end/side panels, fillers and open shelf cabinets where stained birch doors and drawer fronts are featured.

  • Unfinished Cherry Veneer Plywood

Unfinished Cherry Veneer Plywood

Unfinished cherry veneer plywood is only used for stained panels (end/side panels) and visible casework in applications featuring stained cherry doors and drawer fronts..

  • Unfinished Edge Grain Amber Bamboo

Unfinished Edge Grain Amber Bamboo

Unfinished Edge Grain Amber Bamboo is used for visible casework such as glass door or open shelf cabinets as well as end/side panels.

  • Unfinished Flat Grain Amber Bamboo

Unfinished Flat Grain Amber Bamboo

Unfinished Flat Grain Amber Bamboo is used for visible casework such as glass door or open shelf cabinets as well as end/side panels.

  • Unfinished Edge Grain Natural Bamboo

Unfinished Edge Grain Natural Bamboo

Unfinished Edge Grain Natural Bamboo is used for visible casework such as glass door or open shelf cabinets as well as end/side panels.

  • Unfinished Flat Grain Natural Bamboo

Unfinished Flat Grain Natural Bamboo

Unfinished Flat Grain Natural Bamboo is used for visible casework such as glass door or open shelf cabinets as well as end/side panels.

  • Cleaf Carbone
  • Cleaf French Grey
  • Cleaf Lakeshore Oak
  • Cleaf Rialto
  • Cleaf Rustic Oak
  • Cleaf Tuscan Cypress
  • Cleaf Vineyard Oak

Cleaf

Cleaf Thermo fused panels are used for visible casework such as glass door or open shelf cabinets as well as end/side panels.

Doors and Drawers

  • Cope and Stick
  • Cope and Stick Detail

Cope and Stick

HK Custom Cabinets uses cope and stick for standard construction of doors and drawers in both paint and stain applications. The joint is less prone to movement with seasonal humidity changes which means hairline fractures in the paint are less likely to appear over time.

  • Mitre and Spline

Mitre and Spline

Mitre and Spline joints are commonly used in stain applications where the 45 degree joint is considered aesthetically pleasing. HK Custom Cabinets only uses this joint when specifically requested as it is more prone to movement due to seasonal humidity cycling. The joint is longer than a cope and stick joint and that extra length adds to the movement resulting in fractures in paint or visible separation in stain applications.

  • Mitre and Spline
  • Mitre and Spline Detail

Paint Grade Maple

Paint grade maple is the standard for our painted doors and drawer fronts. Imperfections such as mineral streaks and knots are covered and do not affect the finish.

  • Select Grade Maple

Select Grade Maple

For staining applications Select Grade Maple is the most common material choice. Maple has a smooth even grain and its hardness helps resist dents and scratches. The cost is generally about 40% less than cherry. Maple's hardness means it does not absorb as much stain as cherry, this leads to a lighter overall finish. Because of maple's hardness and lighter hue, the same color stain will appear vastly different when applied to a different material like cherry.

  • Luxe High Gloss Basalto
  • Luxe High Gloss Negro
  • Luxe Supermatte Antracita
  • Luxe Supermatte Basalto
  • Luxe High Gloss Olmo
  • Luxe Pearl Effect Antracita

Luxe

Luxe features over 15 styles of High Gloss and Supermatte materials for doors and drawer fronts. A patented manufacturing process creates high gloss acrylic in solid color or beautiful wood grain texture. Supermatte series resists abrasion and heat. Versatile Luxe high gloss panels can be used as backsplash. Resilient Supermatte products can be used as counter tops.

  • Bamboo Doors and Drawers

Bamboo

Bamboo is available in Edge, Flat, or Stranded grain. Colors are Natural or Amber, however, stain may be applied to change the natural color. Dense and naturally water resistant, bamboo is an excellent and resilient material choice for doors and drawer fronts.

  • Laminates and Thermofoil

Laminates and Thermofoil

Laminates are widely used in modern kitchen design as well as commercial application. The resilience and low cost of this material make it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial use. The variety of styles and textures are almost limitless, however, laminates are only available in flat/slab door and drawer front configurations.

Thermofoil is a common low cost choice, though limited in style choices, thermofoil doors and drawers are available in slab, raised panel, or shaker styles.

  • Cleaf Carbone Vanity
  • Cleaf Oregon Pine Slab
  • Cleaf Oregon Pine White Shaker Pantry
  • Cleaf Oregon Pine Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
  • Cleaf Rialto Vanity
  • Cleaf Rialto Kitchen Cabinets

Cleaf

Cleaf features over 27 styles of textured panels, available in Shaker or Flat/Slab. These robust thermo-fused panels resist warping and scratches. Cleaf doors and drawer fronts cost less than paint and will keep their fresh look much longer than painted wood.

Hardware

  • Blum TANDEM 563H Undermount Glides
  • Blum TANDEM 563H Undermount Glide Clip
  • Blum TANDEM 563H Rear Mounting Bracket

Blum TANDEM 563H

Blum TANDEM 563H undermount soft close glides are the standard glide for all HK Custom Cabinets drawers. Made in the USA, these full extension glides are concealed under the drawer box and used for face frame or frameless applications. BLUMOTION soft close feature with 100 lb. static load capacity and lifetime warranty.

  • Blum Clip Top 110+ Soft Closing Hinge
  • Blum 110+ Hinge Adjustment
  • Blum 110+ Soft Close Deactivation

Blum Clip Top 110+

Silent and effortless, that's how cabinet doors close with Blum hinges. The 110+ soft closing hinge is all metal and nickel plated. Hinges adjust side to side, up and down, and in and out for depth. Tried and tested, Blum hinges feature a lifetime warranty.

  • Double Trash Pullout
  • Trash Pullout
  • Trash Pullout Blum Glides

Rev-A-Shelf Double Waste Bin

Available in double 35 qt. and double 50 qt. configurations with heavy duty Blum TANDEM undermount soft close glides. Blum glides have 100 lb. static load capacity and lifetime warranty.

  • Rev-A-Shelf Spice Rack Pullout

Spice Rack Pullout

Featuring Blum undermount soft-close glides. Available for 9",12" and 15" full height applications. Adjustable shelves.