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Cretens Custom Cabinet Construction Details

Cretens Custom Cabinet Construction Details

Half or Partial Overlay

  • The construction of our cabinets are built out of 3/4″ plywood – all sides, bottom shelves (base), any tops- as well as the adjustable shelving comes standard ¾” plywood for all wall cabinet or base cabinet shelving supplied.

 

  • The hinges are BLUM- full adjustable hidden hinges.

 

  • Drawers are standard full extension ball bearing rollers (soft close optional).

 

  • Cabinets are assembled using full dadoes to support heavy weights. Face frames (solid wood) are assembled using industrial 8 degree pockets and mechanical fasteners.

 

  • Corner cabinets are joined using mortise and loose tenon joints.

 

  • Standard drawer boxes are pocket screwed with a fully captured- dadoed bottom.  Dovetail drawers are optional.

 

  • Cabinet doors are constructed as cope and stick style or special ordered mitered door styles.

 

  • Cabinets are built extra durable so to last a lifetime as well as the strength set to support stone counter tops such as granite or quartz.

 

  • Cabinet finishes are available in natural, stain or paint as well as many custom options. Color lacquer finishes obtain two coats of a sanding sealer to prime, then 3 top coats for finishing. Stained finishes receive 2 sealer and 2 clear after staining. The top coat is catalyzed lacquer finish. (See store for more information on finish information)

Full Inset Construction

  • The construction of our cabinets are built out of 3/4″ plywood – all sides, bottom shelves (base), any tops- as well as the adjustable shelving comes standard ¾” plywood for all wall cabinet or base cabinet shelving supplied.

 

  • The hinges are BLUM- full adjustable hidden hinges.

 

  • Drawers are standard full extension ball bearing rollers (soft close optional).

 

  • Cabinets are assembled using full dadoes to support heavy weights. Face frames (solid wood) are assembled using industrial 8 degree pockets and mechanical fasteners.

 

  • Corner cabinets are joined using mortise and loose tenon joints.

 

  • Standard drawer boxes are pocket screwed with a fully captured- dadoed bottom.  Dovetail drawers are optional.

 

  • Cabinet doors are constructed as cope and stick style or special ordered mitered door styles.

 

  • Cabinets are built extra durable so to last a lifetime as well as the strength set to support stone counter tops such as granite or quartz.

 

  • Cabinet finishes are available in natural, stain or paint as well as many custom options. Color lacquer finishes obtain two coats of a sanding sealer to prime, then 3 top coats for finishing. Stained finishes receive 2 sealer and 2 clear after staining. The top coat is catalyzed lacquer finish. (See store for more information on finish information)

 

Our Mission

We are committed to producing high quality furniture and cabinetry that will meet or exceed our customers expectations; using the highest quality of God’s very own creation of lumber and manufacturing products in the United States of America!!!

Who We Are

Established in 1979 by owner, Mathew Cretens. We are a Christian, family-owned business, located in the heart of God’s country—the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Made in USA - CRETENS

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