Premium Cabinetry

Styles and features

East Front cabinets are built from solid plywood. Solid plywood has inherent characteristics such as varying grain patterns, small mineral streaks, knots, and slight color variations. Because of this, our quality standards establish tolerance ranges for matching the wood.

Features of Wood | Features of Stain | Features of glaze and Paint

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Chesapeake Pearl

  • Solid Plywood construction
  • 5/8″ Box Construction; clear coat finish on interior
  • 3/4″ thick full overlay door
  • Concealed 6-way adjustable hinges
  • Adjustable shelf; metal shelf rests
  • Full extension drawers with dovetail construction
  • Standard soft close features

Norfolk Fog

  • Solid Plywood construction
  • 5/8″ Box Construction; clear coat finish on interior
  • 3/4″ thick full overlay door
  • Concealed 6-way adjustable hinges
  • Adjustable shelf; metal shelf rests
  • Full extension drawers with dovetail construction
  • Standard soft close features

Alexandria Snow

  • Solid Plywood construction
  • 5/8″ Box Construction; clear coat finish on interior
  • 3/4″ thick full overlay door
  • Concealed 6-way adjustable hinges
  • Adjustable shelf; metal shelf rests
  • Full extension drawers with dovetail construction
  • Standard soft close features

Richmond Slate

  • Solid Plywood construction
  • 5/8″ Box Construction; clear coat finish on interior
  • 3/4″ thick full overlay door
  • Concealed 6-way adjustable hinges
  • Adjustable shelf; metal shelf rests
  • Full extension drawers with dovetail construction
  • Standard soft close features

Features Of Solid Wood

Maple is a hard and dense wood with a closed grain. The grain pattern is usually straight but may include some waves and deviation. With a fairly static color spectrum, maple seldom steps outside the range of white, yellow, and brown. East Front’s quality control team is very particular, and only hand selects wood that is within the tolerances of said spectrum. Naturally, there are fine golden-colored mineral and sugar striping that can be detected from time to time. Wood will react to both natural and artificial light sources, taking on a slightly subdued patina. When a light source is applied, these variations are visible and should not be considered flaws.

These variations are what create the unique natural beauty of each piece. Additionally, exposure to light, smoke, and other chemical agents can cause wood colors to change over time. You are urged to make final selection of species and finish from a full-size door sample.

Features Of Glazing/Paint

Glazed and Painted Maple & Birchwood differs from standard stains. Wood products naturally expand and shrink due to changes in temperature. Some of the tolerances that are common and acceptable traits of painted maple and birch include finish breaks, slight recesses, and seam lines at the stile, rail, and panel joints. Joint separation may be more apparent on mitered doors; thus, certain finishes are not recommended for use in environments of high humidity. Keep in mind that open seams are more susceptible to moisture; therefore, it is advised to wipe away any moisture noted as soon as possible so as to prevent damages. Since seam lines and variations are normal characteristics of opaque finishes, they will not be considered a reason for product replacement. Joint lines also may occur due to the continual impacts from normal everyday use. An open joint line is not considered a defect and it is widely accepted in the kitchen cabinetry industry.

Features Of Stain

Please keep in mind that no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. Stains can and are likely to exaggerate the difference between open and closed grains and other markings in wood. It is expected to see grain variation and color change in stained wood. As maple and birch age, they will darken when exposed to different types of light. Differences in color or changes in wood can also be produced by exposure to harsh chemicals, extreme heat or moisture. These markings make the wood unique and contribute to its enduring magnificence.