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Modern CNC Milling Meets Traditional Hand Carving

Traditionally, the first piece of molding or woodwork is created by a master carpenter, then replicated by his apprentices. Even with a high level of skill, replicated three-dimensional contours is challenging, and often requires extensive hand finishing. What can a CNC machine do? Lots. Furniture makers first adopted CNC (computerized numerical control) machines to make intricately carved panels and parts, but it can also create cut out and do just about any type of sculpting. It also has the ability to scan and replicated almost anything you put in front of it. Making complicated pieces such as moldings and friezes is a very slow process, requiring a high level of skill. A CNC gives...
Posted: October 30, 2015

Smart Kitchen Renovation Decisions

Your kitchen is a direct reflection of how you live. There are no set rules on where to spend your money during a kitchen remodel. If you have a busy family life, then you probably need a lot of storage. A gourmet cook, however, would see professional grade appliances as the most important amenity. An entertainer might look for a warming cabinet and a wine cooler... So you see, there is almost endless variety to where you can focus your funds. Another important point to consider: Resale value. Are you sprucing up your kitchen for a nice return-on-investment? Or, are you designing a kitchen for the home you plan to live in forever? (more…)

Molding Types that Raise the Bar for Your Kitchen Cabinetry

Moldings instantly provide a touch of class, especially in a kitchen. With the multitude of different configurations and designs available, crown molding, edge molding and more can help personalize your next kitchen project: (more…)

Caring for Your Solid Wood Cabinets

Now that the construction dust has settled, you have time to love your new custom wood cabinets. But, did you know that hard chemicals and cleaners can damage the finish, potentially aging the wood years before its time? Before you reach for whatever is in that beautiful sink base cabinet, here are some best practices for caring for those cabinets, so you can be sure they look that good for years to come. The most important detail to remember when caring for your wood products is to avoid excessive moisture. Because DnG Cabinetry & Millwork only uses the highest quality materials, taking care of your cabinets can be relatively easy. Cleaning your cabinetry is as simple as using a...
Posted: September 18, 2015

5 Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are the focal point of a kitchen. Sure, they are boxes with shelves, drawers, and doors, but they are your kitchen’s furniture, and they should be built to last with a design that represents the personality of their owner. They come in a seeming endless variety of door styles, woods, finishes, interior fittings, and moldings.   CUSTOM CABINETS PROVIDE LIMITLESS KITCHEN DESIGN OPTIONS     Cabinets from a big box store may be cheaper, but they are never a better value than cabinets that are custom made. When you add together all of the benefits of custom cabinetry, you will understand why homeowners who choose custom kitchen cabinets enjoy their...
Posted: August 17, 2015

5 Questions for Your Cabinet Maker

Cabinets have a nearly infinite amount of variation and design options, which is why it is important to understand the following cabinetry definitions, to better communicate with your design specialist. Box – The actual carcass of your cabinets. It can vary in quality and finish and can be easily overlooked. Having a UV Cured finish inside is important for easy cleaning of spills. Face Frames – Face frames attach to the front of boxes. The cabinet doors attach to these face frames. Frameless cabinets will have nothing more than edge banding (a thin veneer) on the front of your boxes. Doors & Drawer Fronts – Covering all or most of the openings in your cabinetry, these are ...

Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

Whether you are concocting a gourmet multi-course meal, or just having pizza for breakfast, the kitchen will always remain as the heart of the home. A kitchen’s use extends beyond mere food preparation; it also serves as a place to entertain friends, complete homework and schoolwork, check emails, or just casually hang out. (more…)

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2015

Fashion trends change quickly, and kitchens are no exception. So, what are the most current trends in kitchen design? (more…)

It’s Not a Closet, It’s a Lifestyle

In recent years, the walk-in closet has been elevated from a mere storage area to a grand luxury retreat complete with flat screens, sitting areas, and wet bars. The latest in high-end master closets go well beyond the typical walk-in and are created to look more like high-end boutiques. “We don’t call them closets anymore, the preferred term is now dressing room.” “Designers and architects say for some clients, the cost of the closet can rival or surpass that of the kitchen, some topping $100,000 , for large custom-designed walk-ins with luxurious cabinetry, sound systems and office nooks. Increasingly, developers and home builders aren't only installing windows in closets,...

Importance of Custom Millwork in a Healthcare Environment.

Functional healthcare design is important in high-traffic environments such as a nurse’s station, where different levels and types of work are being performed. Nurses’ stations are complex in form and use, needing to simultaneously accommodate technology and communication needs as well as multi-tasking and interactions with patients and staff. [caption id="attachment_550" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image Courtesy of Array Architects[/caption] Form following function is one of my guiding design principles, as a nurse station is one of the most functional areas in a healthcare setting, catering to both patient needs and office administration. Before planning the design of...

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