Doors & Drawer Fronts
Slab doors and drawer fronts can be fabricated from 3/4″ thick melamine, wood veneer in any specie or plastic laminate in any color, on any core required with .5 mm, 1 mm, 2 mm or 3 mm PVC’s or .5 mm and 1.5 mm in wood veneers.
There are four possibilities for cutting grained material; vertical grain match, vertical grain door with horizontal drawer front, unmatched vertical grain, and horizontal grain match.
Vertical grain matching can be applied to any material with a repeating pattern or woodgrain at an additional cost due to higher waste factor.
Vertical grain door with horizontal drawer fronts are the most cost effective due to better material utilization.
Horizontal grain matching has an additional cost due to higher waste factor and complexity of the cutting process. Additionally, most panel products are 4′ x 8′ and any door over 48″ high will be unmatched.
A finished end is the side of any cabinet which is exposed and you require it to be doweled. It will require gluing and clamping the box together. This creates a finished side at box depth. Keep in mind that most common wood species are available with a white melamine back however, only a few solid color or woodgrain options are available. An alternative to the finished end is to skin the pre-assembled box side with desired sheet veneer and finish to match door and drawer front.
An applied end is a 3/4″ thick, two sided panel which covers the pre-assembled side of a standard Confirmat contruction method cabinet.
We generally include an additional inch of depth to allow up to 3/16″ for scribing to a wall at the back edge to come out flush to the door and drawer front, however we can make it any depth that you require, just give us the actual dimensions that you need. We traditionally edgeband three sides of an end panel so it may be a left or right at box height. If you need your panels to go to the floor and only the front edge banded, just give us actual dimensions, including any extra scribe that you may need.
Example – LEP – 25″ x 30 1/2″ B-3 would be a standard base end panel at box height banded on three edges.
If that panel was on the side of a dishwasher and needs to support the counter-top and you want to scribe it to both the back wall and the floor, it might be a LEP – 24 1/4″ x 34 3/4″ B-1 long.
If that same panel was going on the back of an island and was box height with a recessed toe space on four sides, it would need banding on all four sides as in; required width x 30 1/2″ B-4, and so on.
Be sure to let us know on the order form what materials you want the end panels made from, the edgebanding material, the thickness of the edgebanding, the dimensions of the panels and what edges you need banded.
LEP = Left side end panel – (Width x Height)
REP = Right side end panel – (Width x Height)
RP = refrigerator panel – (Width x Height)
Panel = any other panel – (Width x Height)