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About designing your custom cabinetry

Every client has a unique vision as to how their kitchen should look and function.  The goal of our design staff  is to make sure this translates into beautiful custom cabinetry.  Our designers work with each client to choose the structure and appearance of the kitchen.  Layout drawings will then be made for the client on Cabinet Vision software.

Below are elements of custom cabinetry that might be discussed with a designer:

  • Kitchen layout 

  • Frame style 

  • Door style

  • Hardwood species (examples; oak, maple, cherry)

  • Stain, paint or finish

  • Melamines and laminates in a variety of colors as an option to hardwood

  • Accessory hardware (knobs and pulls)

  • Rosettes, corbels and other decorative accessories

  • Functional Accessories such as lazy suzans, rollouts, and spice racks 

Rosettes and Corbels

Functional Accessories

About the construction of your custom cabinetry

Benicia Cabinetry uses only the finest materials and construction methods when building custom kitchens.  Below are some of the key benefits of our construction :

  • We use 3/4" Maple plywood for all of our case members. 

  • Adjustable shelving is standard.

  • Full extension drawer glides allow easy access to all of your cooking utensils. 

  • We have a complete range of concealed hinges with openings between 100 and 170 degrees. 

Construction components affect the style and utility of a custom kitchen.  Our designers help each client decide which elements will work best in their home.  Below is information about the construction methods and accessories that we use.  Feel free to contact us for further information.

Traditional Faceframe Construction


Traditional Faceframe cabinetry is what you will typically find in an American home.  Faceframe construction has a hardwood frame around the cabinet opening to which the doors are attached. When the doors and drawers are closed the hardwood frame is visible.   

  • Dadoed construction is used in all of our face frame cabinetry.  All fixed components of the cabinet body are captured in dadoes at both ends of the part, then glued and nailed for strength.  This provides a much stronger joint than the industry standard of a simple nailed butt joint. 

European Frameless Construction

European style framless cabinetry is constructed without a hardwood faceframe.  The doors are attached directly to the cabinet case. The doors and drawers cover the entire face of the cabinet, leaving only a 1/8" reveal. This gives the construction a sleek, contemporary styling.  

  • Doweled construction is used in all of our frameless cabinetry.  A doweled joint provides for a precise alignment of parts, and much greater strength than a simple butted and nailed, or butted and screwed joint.  All horizontal parts are drilled on our dowel inserter, and then have wooden dowel pins glued and pressed into the part.  Mating holes are drilled on the adjoining part, which are then glued and pressed into an assembly under high pressure by our case clamp.


Click here to learn more about the state-of-the-art equipment used in our cabinet making process.


4824 E. 2nd St. Benicia, CA 94510            CA License# 765099             707-746-5440

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