Tuesday, June 30, 2009
There are many differences in the design and the installation of inset cabinetry. Sue to the cabinet design with doors and drawers inset into the face frame, many design rules are different than in standard overlay cabinetry including pull dimensions, door opening tolerance for adjacent cabinets and interior accessories and many more. Installing inset cabinets has many differences from standard overlay.
The effects of moisture are more noticeable on inset cabinetry than on overlay door styles due to the tight tolerances of the door set inside the face frame. It is very important to store and install inset cabinetry in climate controlled environments. Heating and air should be in place to maintain an acceptable range in relative humidity. Relative humidity should be maintained in the 40% to 45% year round during storage, installation, and use to prevent door panels from shrinking and swelling. Inset cabinets leave the factory with a preset gap of 3/32 of an inch. If inset doors are tight in the frame, this is an indication that these doors have taken on moisture from the surrounding environment.
Prior to installation, cabinets should be placed on a level surface, door spacers removed and each door and drawer inspected for proper opening and closing. If there are any issues with operation of the cabinet parts, contact us prior to cabinet installation. The door and drawer front opening and closing operation will be voided from warranty if the cabinet has been installed prior to full inspection and notification.
Inset cabinets must be carefully installed with proper shimming to walls and floors so that cabinets are level and plumb when fastened, to avoid racking the cabinet out of square, which could cause binding and malfunction of the doors and drawers.
Cabinets must NOT be racked in any way during installation.
Cabinet doors with Barrel hinges should not be removed from cabinets during installation.
Check cabinet for squareness when fastening together and to the wall, visually monitoring door and drawer front "gap" to frame opening.
Final adjustment for proper door and drawer front alignment is the responsibility of the field installation crew.
Failure to comply with the above listed design and installation guidelines will void the cabinet warranty relative to the door and drawer front opening and closing operation.
Friday, June 26, 2009
The Estate Custom Collection is a new brand of cabinetry by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Wellborn has been manufacturing quality kitchen and bath cabinetry for 48 years.
Paul Wellborn, President and CEO of Wellborn Cabinet Inc., states, "Our new Estate cabinet brand enters the custom market with unprecedented quality and service that Wellborn is known for. We are offering our dealers another level of style and sophistication to service your clientele."
"The foundation of the Estate Custom Collection is based on an all new, high-end cabinet featuring all wood construction with finishes interiors and premier hardware. The collection includes a wide range of traditional and full overlay door styles and features a new line of inset doors. The inset cabinetry offers both concealed and barrel hinges in multiple finishes with both beaded and non-beaded frame options. The Estate Custom Collection includes many stains and painted finishes that can be enhanced with a glaze and vintage effects. Estate delivers a unique range of high-end cabinetry for the distinguishing clientele", states Angela Wellborn O'Neill, Director of Marketing.
Estate Custom Cabinetry will be manufactured in Ashland, Alabama. Contact your Wellborn Sales Representative today about the new Estate Custom Collection.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This is a recipe that is super easy. I cannot remember which cookbook I copied this from years ago, but it is still one of my favorites!!
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 big red onion
1 package cherry tomatoes
1 or 2 small ears of corn, steamed and cut off cob
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Mince the garlic, and chop the onion and cilantro. Drain the black beans and rinse thoroughly. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate.
Friday, June 12, 2009
This was a kitchen designed by Bill R for one of our Builders, JK Development, in McLean. The Cabinets are Mouser Custom Cabinetry, Beaded Inset, Plaza Door Style with the matching five-piece Drawer Front. The Perimeter is finished in a Natural Cherry with a Glaze. The island is a Black Painted Maple with a Rub Thru Distressing. The custom Habersham Wood Hood is a beautiful focal point over the Wolf range.
Some other features include double stacked cabinetry, wire & glass doors, two Fully Integrated Sub Zero 700 series refrigerators, and a fantastic design!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you purchase 3 to 7 cabinets, you will receive a rebate of $100. Purchase 8 to 11 cabinets and receive a $300 rebate. For the $500 rebate, 12 or more cabinets must be purchased.
It can take a little while to design your perfect kitchen, so call us to day to schedule an appointment so we can get started. We don't want you to miss out on this fantastic savings opportunity!
Medallion Calistoga Door in Vintage Morel finish.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The easiest thing for you to do in order to prepare for your kitchen design meeting is to look at magazines or pictures of kitchens on the web. Save your favorite photos to bring with you on your first design appointment. That helps us to know what styles you prefer.
In your appointment, we will need to know some things about you and your current kitchen. You might want to give some thought to the following questions before your appointment.
What are the present problems with your current kitchen? Are your countertop areas too small? Is your refrigerator too far from the main work area? Is the lighting inadequate?
How many cooks use your kitchen? Are there children that help out in the kitchen? Are you left-handed or right-handed? Do you bake often, or make your own juice?
Do you want an eating area in your kitchen? Do you want an island you can pull barstools up to, or do you prefer a table?
These are only a few of the many things we will ask you in order to provide you with the best kitchen for you and your family.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Medallion Cabinetry is offfering a free sink base and sink for an order of 10 cabinets or more. They are also have a new promotion coming out this month, which we will announce soon.
Corsi Custom Cabinetry and Greenfield Cabinetry are also offering a discount on their cabinets.
We do not know how long these sales may last, so call to schedule an appointment today.