Monday, December 22, 2014

Thinking about Distressed Kitchen Cabinets?

Distressed cabinets have become very popular over the last few years, and as with all cabinetry there are many choices. With most Custom cabinetry lines the choices are virtually limitless as they allow you to mix and match different distressing techniques, with different wood species, paints, stains, glazes and door styles. Semi-Custom cabinets offer some level of distressing on certain finishes, and while they are typically much less expensive, you will be more limited in your choices.

Along with different distressing techniques, there are also different levels of distressing available. They range from some minor pitting of the surface or some worn off paint edges all the way to wood that looks like it was re-purposed from an old barn or sunken boat. If you want the latter, starting off with a rustic wood like knotty alder is recommended. If you want something less drastic, most good manufacturers will start out with some sanding of the top coat to make the bare wood visible through the stain. This technique is a called a rub-through and it's very popular with paints or dark stains.  Some of the available techniques involve using multiple coats of different colored stains that are visible as the top coats are sanded down to show different wear layers.

The other techniques available use different types of tools such as punches, knives and chisels to give you whatever level of distressing you might want. There are techniques such as birdpecking, wormholing, rasping of edges, corner softening, knife cuts, and hammer marks. These can be combined with the above mentioned sanding of top coats or rub through for a finish that is as rustic as you want it to be.

These techniques are available on an ala carte basis from many custom manufacturers, but each one ads its own separate charge, anywhere from 3-50% . When you add many of them together the cost of the finish could easily be as much as the cabinets themselves. For this reason most of the manufacturers put together packages of distressing techniques to make typical treatments that are popular for rustic finishes. These will usually run from 20-50% and give you a well tested look for your cabinetry.

Distressing kitchen cabinetry is an art form, so it's important to find a great manufacturer.  Companies like Woodharbor Crestwood and Bertch  are American made cabinet companies, with unsurpassed expertise,  that have been making distressed cabinets for as long as they've been around.

Kitchen cabinetry is the foundation of any beautiful  kitchen, and distressed cabinetry is a great way to get a one of kind look for your new kitchen. If you're in the market for distressed kitchen cabinetry there's no better value than some of the great manufacturers offered at wholesale pricing through Cabinet Pro Supply.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets Introduction.

     Welcome to the Wholesale kitchen cabinets blog. I will be sharing my insights on what I've learned in the Kitchen cabinet industry over the last 15 years in hopes of getting interesting feedback as well as traffic to our business website  Cabinet Pro

Wholesale kitchen cabinets are supplied to various trade professionals and DIY homeowners as a way to cut down the somewhat expensive undertaking of remodeling a kitchen, bathroom or other area of a home or office that requires cabinetry. At our business we specialize in American made cabinets usually considered custom or semi-custom.

Most online wholesale distributors specialize in imported stock brands, and that's what makes us different from the rest. We represent the best of American ingenuity and craftsmanship, as well as attention to detail and quality. And the ability to custom fit cabinets to your kitchen regardless of size or scope of the project.

When you're ordering wholesale cabinets you can expect a little less hand holding on the front end. But we know every customer is different and require different types of service. Here at Cabinet Pro Supply we are versed in all types of design and construction, so you can rest assured we can help you get through your projects from start to finish with very little difficulty. While we are geared toward the cabinet professional, we work just as easily with do it your selfers who are taking on their own kitchen remodels. If your looking to save money, and still get high quality cabinets which are the foundation of every kitchen, you can trust that Cabinet Pro Supply is the "right way to buy cabinets".