Cabinets

Finishes / Specs / Care

Finishes

 

We take pride in our reputation for our excellence in craftsmanship, quality, and our beautiful, luxurious finishes. We use hand-selected woods, top-of-the-line hardware and hand-applied techniques, to provide furniture-quality cabinets that are customized to meet any need. Whether you are beginning a kitchen remodel or building a new home, McIntyre Cabinetry is a beautiful choice and a wise investment.

 

We have many wood species and finishes to choose from including, Cherry, Maple, Alder, Walnut, and Red Birch. Additional species are available by request. We also have a truly unlimited door style offering. While we work with a certain door styles regularly, we can match any door style available in today's market.

 

Actual finish may be lighter or darker than pictured.

Construction Specs

Cabinet Boxes / Drawers  / Shelves  /  Finish  /  Hinging

 

CABINET BOXES

Our Cabinet Front Frames are machined from solid 3/4" thick wood in a variety of available species . Front Frames are assembled using pocket screw joinery. Cabinet boxes are constructed of 3/4" thick natural birch or maple veneer core hardwood plywood for the tops, bottoms, sides and backs.  Finished sides are machined from 3/4" thick veneer core hardwood plywood, with the outside to match the specie of the cabinet face. All cabinets with finished sides are built and sanded before finish to ensure a true flush finished side.

We also build frame-less (European style) cabinets. Our cabinets are screwed together on unfinished ends and doweled on finished ends. All cabinets are edge banded on the face with a matching PVC edge tape. Our cabinets sides, tops, bottoms, and backs are all machined from 3/4" thick natural birch or maple plywood.

DRAWERS

All drawer boxes feature dovetailed joinery with 5/8" thick solid maple sides, fronts & backs, and a dadoed 3/8" thick hardwood veneer core plywood bottom. We use top of the line Blum under-mount slides with an integrated soft close feature for all drawers and roll-out shelves.

 

SHELVES

All of our shelves are cut from 3/4" thick natural birch or maple veneer core hardwood plywood. Typical cabinets are drilled for adjustable height setting of the shelves.

 

FINISH

We utilize state of the art water base paints and clear coat finishes. Today's water based finishes are just as strong and durable as solvent base finishes all the while remaining eco-friendly. Our finished are all low VOC emitting.

 

HINGING

We use industry leading concealed hinges which feature an integrated soft close piston so you'll never hear your cabinet door slam.

Cabinet Care

STAINED WOOD FURNITURE

Wood Furniture of all types requires routine care and attention.

Dust weekly between polish applications

Polish furniture monthly with wax free and silicone free polish. Apply polish to a clean, soft, lint-free, cotton cloth and wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Never apply polish directly to the surface you are cleaning. Work on a small area at a time and wipe completely dry before moving to the next area.

Apply polish to a clean, soft, lint-free, cotton cloth and wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Never apply polish directly to the surface you are cleaning. Work on a small area at a time and wipe completely dry before moving to the next area

Clean spills and splatters immediately; prolonged exposure to spills, food or liquids, may discolor your cabinet finish.

Never use a dishcloth to wipe your cabinets, since it may contain remnants of grease and detergents.

Never use abrasive sponges, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, harsh detergents, ammonia solutions, glass cleaner or powdered cleaners on wood surfaces.

Use your cook top or oven hood fan when cooking, these fans draw steam and grease away from your cabinets.

Open a window or use your exhaust fan to help control steam buildup and moisture in bathrooms.

 

 

PAINTED WOOD, LAMINATE FURNITURE

Dust weekly

Clean spills and splatters immediately; prolonged exposure to spills, food or liquids, may discolor your cabinet finish.

Use a dry clean soft lint-free cotton cloth to clean. Never use a dishcloth to wipe your cabinets, since it may contain remnants of grease and detergents.

Never use abrasive sponges, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, harsh detergents, ammonia solutions, glass cleaner or powdered cleaners on your cabinetry.

Use your cook top or oven hood fan when cooking, these fans draw steam and grease away from your cabinets.

Open a window or use your exhaust fan to help control steam buildup and moisture in your bathroom.

 

 

HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE

Wood Cabinetry and Furniture should be placed in moderate temperatures (60-80 °F) and moderate humidity (30%-60% RH).

Why?

All woods are subject to temperature & humidity changes such as expanding and contracting with changes in weather conditions. Joints in the face frames, doors and in certain accessories have a tendency to open up or form fine cracks due to the natural expansion and contraction in wood items. This tendency is more noticeable in painted finishes than in stained finishes, but can be noticed in both.

High humidity levels cause wood to absorb moisture and swell or expand. This can prevent butt doors from closing properly and cause doors and drawers to stick, and door panels to expand, creating joint separations. Low humidity levels cause wood to release moisture and shrink or contract causing joint separations.

 

WOOD & WATER DON'T MIX

Always wipe up spills, spatters, water spots and moisture from your cabinetry with a clean soft cloth as they occur, give special attention to areas around sink and dishwasher.

Water left to puddle or stand can dull or mark the finish and if the exposure is extreme, can even warp wood.

Open a window or your exhaust fan to help control steam buildup in bathrooms.

Always wipe up water on your counter-top, this is especially important around the edges and at the seams where your counter-top join.

Do not drape damp or wet towels over cabinet doors. Over time, this moisture can cause permanent damage to your door and its finish.

Treat your cabinets as you would fine furniture, use coasters, pads, cloths or runners to protect against spills and water rings.

Excess moisture is an enemy of any finish.

 

SUNLIGHT

To limit the fading effects of ultra violet (UV) rays, furniture should not be placed in direct sunlight. Blinds, curtains and UV furniture polish help protect wood furniture from UV rays.

 

 

ACCESSORIES

Heavy accessories may cause distortion to the top of the finish. Use cork or felt pads under accessories, not rubber or plastic. Lift objects rather than dragging them across the furniture surface. Rotate objects several times a year.

 

PLACE SETTINGS

To limit damage to wood finishes, replace vinyl and plastic tablecloths or place mats with linen. Cloth place mats should not be left on furniture for extended periods of time.

 

CLEANING GLASS CABINET DOORS

When cleaning glass cabinet doors - Spray a little glass cleaner onto a clean, soft, lint-free cotton cloth and wipe until the glass is clean. Next use a dry, clean, soft, lint-free, cotton cloth and wipe until streak free and dry.

 

OVENS, RANGES AND CABINETRY

Do not allow oven cleaner to touch any part of your cabinetry.
Self cleaning ovens use intense heat as a cleaning agent, if the oven’s heat gasket is damaged or does not seal properly, this intense heat can cause damage to your cabinetry.

 

COFFEE MAKERS & TOASTERS MOUNTED BENEATH CABINETS

We strongly recommend that you do not use these heat producing appliances beneath cabinets. Both the excessive heat and moisture from these appliances can damage cabinetry.

 

DISHWASHERS & CABINETRY

Do not open your dishwasher during a cycle. Excess water falling out of the dishwasher could be absorbed by your cabinet’s Toe Kick. Wait until your dishwasher has finished cleaning and the heat and steam has dissipated before opening.

 

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