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Cabinets, Countertops and Hardware

By Staff November 30, 2006
This article first appeared in the PR December 2006 issue of Pro Remodeler.



Coverings Etc


Slabs made from semi-precious stones make up the quarried stone surfaces in the Concetto line of countertops and surfaces from Coverings Etc. Each slab has unique shading and patterns and often resembles geodes. Each slab measures 118 by 56 by 1 inches and can be maintained with regular household cleaners. Due to the relative rarity of the stones, some lines are limited editions. Options include pastello, puro, indigo, nebbia, patina, Rosado and sfumato.






The new built-to-order, semi-custom cabinet options from Merillat's Masterpiece line include the base corner cabinet feature with a wood Lazy Susan kit, a blind base corner with swing out and an easy- reach wood "Super Susan." Each option provides more flexibility in a limited amount of space. New colors include a dark brown peppercorn; golden praline; off-white Irish cream; and medium brown toffee.




SA Baxter

The Artisan series from hardware manufacturer SA Baxter offers decorative and intricate design options from artists such as jeweler Paul Ribolotti, sculptor Thomas Kurilla and goldsmith Judith Frey. The line includes polished nickel or hand-finished, rough antique finishes. Each piece of hardware is created at the company's own foundry in New York. Customer-submitted designs can be replicated as well.



VT Industries

The new contoured-edge laminate countertops from VT Industries include the Valencia and Barcelona line. The Valencia has a full-wrap profile, and the Barcelona features a double-waterfall edge design. Both are available with or without a backsplash and are formed as a single piece of laminate wrapped around the core material.




Yorktowne Cabinetry


The Stockton door style from Yorktowne Cabinetry now comes in hickory and oak. The company also offers the line in cherry and maple. The cabinets have a recessed solid wood center panel with 3-inch stiles and rails, and a 5-piece drawer replaces other offerings. The company offers several staining or glazing options. Character finish packages are also available.





Diamond Cabinetry

Included in the company's three Maple door styles is the Laureldale door from Diamond Cabinetry. The door features mitered corners and a 5-piece drawer front with solid raised-panel construction, full overlay design, and wide stiles and rails with blended curves. The door is available in most of the company's standard and premium finishes.










The Woolridge cabinet door from Starmark Cabinetry has a raised center panel, and its sister line, the Willowbrook door, has a flat center panel. Both have wide stiles and rails and a double-bevel on the edge. The look is repeated on the profile of the moulding around the center panel.




Eos Surfaces


The Eos solid surface is a 1¼-inch-thick countertop with the look of natural stone without seams. The surface is non-porous and resistant to heat, scratches and most household acids. It can be fabricated with integrated bowls and backsplashes. Colors include glacier, marine pebble, blue sand, Castlerock and Portland. The line has a 10-year transferable warranty.



Wm Ohs

The Transitions line from Wm Ohs is hand-crafted and hand-finished in three styles: Asian, American and European. The Asian line is relatively minimalist; the American has wider cabinet doors with stainless steel accents; and the European option has warm-colored wood doors and clean lines.




Cole & Co.

The Marquetry Star Chest vanity from the Designer series "Bathroom in a Box" from Cole & Co. is made with veneer patterns that match hardwoods. The vanity comes with a marble top and brass sink with aged brass widespread faucet. The line also includes the Hollywood Sink Chest with an off-white marble top and chrome faucet.





The Riverwash high-pressure laminate finish countertop collection by Formica has low-luster gloss textures in Crete and rust design series. The Crete series resembles cast concrete with multicolored stones. The rust series has more options, including plaster rust that resembles ivory or the deep brown and gold of the bronze rust option.




Knape & Vogt


The KV in-line undermount drawer slide from Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. has a removable dampener for easy installation, an ergonomically-designed front release lever and true full extension slides. The soft-close cylinder prevents slamming. The drawers are available in 9 to 22-inch lengths and have a limited lifetime warranty.




Century Hardware


The Vineyard collection from Century Hardware uses the Northern Californian wine country as its inspiration for the motif, which includes grape, vine and leaf designs. The line has several finishes, including rubbed and distressed looks. The company now has more than 40 collections.




North River Mint


Featuring intricate designs and cast in antique pewter or bronze patina, the Southwestern knobs from North River Mint are handmade in the U.S., lead-free and are quality-guaranteed. Though the company offers a wide range of sizes within the line, most knobs measure an average of 2¼ by 1½ inches. Knobs with embedded turquoise are also available.






The solid wood drawers from BHK are constructed with Birch lumber and are available with an optional UV finish. Drawers are customized according to grove location and are offered in ½-inch or 58-inch thicknesses. Unfinished blanks are available via special order. The company also has Birch-wrapped drawers made from Birch veneer.




HomeCrest Cabinetry

The Softouch drawer guide from HomeCrest Cabinetry uses a hidden mechanism with lubricated synthetic rollers that allows the drawer to close e asily. The Softouch allows a drawer to be removed from its housing without difficulty. The line is available as an upgrade on the company's ¾-inch Deluxe wood drawers. The device supports 15- and 18-inch tracks.





Four new colors are available in the Quarry Collection from Cambria countertops, including the Sussex, Dover, Southampton and Hyde Park. The Sussex has a gray and blue on chocolate brown finish; the Dover is in a subtle tan; the Southampton has a mixture of black, gray, copper and blue; and the Hyde Park has gray and light green tones.





The Bella and Sedona design series laminate granite countertop option from Wilsonart have a distressed look and mixed matte and gloss textures. The Bella resembles the look of granite while the Sedona has the appearance of aged travertine and tumbled stone. The line is available in several color schemes.



Outwater Plastics


The latest 304-grade stainless steel knobs and pulls from Outwater Plastics Industries architectural products are made in an assortment of standard and irregular sizes and shapes. According to the company, they can be used in a wide variety of traditional to modern applications and require little maintenance other than wiping with a damp rag.




Treefrog Veneer


The real wood veneer laminates from Treefrog Veneer feature two new horizontal cross-grains. Five vertical and figured laminates have been added to the company's existing line and are made in 4- by 8-foot sheets. Treefrog utilizes sustainable forestry methods, and the composite wood assembly techniques eliminate most of the natural imperfections.






The CushionClose silent drawer system from Shenandoah cabinetry is an automatic, self-closing system that uses air dampers to prevent drawer slams. The drawers operate on steel ball bearings. The silent drawer system is available on the company's premium, full-access dovetail hardwood drawers.




The European-inspired Moderno collection from Armstrong is fashioned out of an all-plywood box construction and hardwood plywood sides and bottom panels. The interiors are finished with a clear-coat sealer and have the company's Cushion Tec side-mounted drawer guides. Toffee, natural, mocha and café finishes are available.




Omega Cabinetry


The Baroque finish for cabinet doors from Omega Cabinetry have an antique feel that is meant to create, according to the company, an "heirloom appeal." The doors are made with a technique similar to furniture distressing methods. The stain has a light finish and is available in pecan and alder wood, and only offered through the company's Custom line.


KitchenCraft Cabinetry

The aXesso storage compartments from KitchenCraft Cabinetry include the company's Tall Tandem and Tall Dispensa pantry systems as well as the aXesso Round Waste bin that offers a pullout option. The Base Slideout (shown) comes in several variations and container configurations to allow separate sections for household waste and recycling.




The Striped series of knobs and pulls from MNG have round and egg-shaped knobs available in 1¼-inch and 1½-inch sizes. Mount pulls and clapper pulls are available in 5-inch or 9-inch from center-to-center. Six finishes are available: brass antique, silver antique, oil-rubbed bronze, satin or polished chrome and polished brass.






The new sustainable cabinetry line from el:, dubbed "eco-chic" by the company, features a variety of panel options and harvested wood types, including reclaimed rift-cut oak, lyptus, beech and bamboo in several non-toxic finishes. The cabinet line currently has three door styles: paneled, recessed/beveled and flat.






Hettich International


The Intermat Silent System from Hettich International allows cabinet doors to close almost silently. The line offers three options for cushioned closure, including a clipped-on-the-hinge arm; screw-mounted at the top or bottom; or screwed onto the hinge cup. The company also offers the Quadro V6 full extension undermount drawer slide.




Hickory Hardware

The post-Victorian look of the Studio Collection of decorative cabinet hardware from Hickory Hardware is inspired by the 19th-century metal workings of Christopher Dresser. Bright nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and Venetian bronze finishes are available. Knobs come in 1-, 1¼ and 3-inch sizes. 96 and 128mm pulls are also offered.



Fieldstone Cabinetry

The latest design options from Fieldstone Cabinetry, in collaboration with Enkeboll Designs, include the Woodfield door style in Cherry wood finished in Chestnut. For a more aged or distressed look, the company says dark pockets, pin knots and random streaks are common and that the wood will darken when exposed to light.








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