Cabinet Construction Specifications

RTA Kitchen Cabinets (Ready to Assemble)


We use select grade North American grown Alder in our Camden, Lexington, Rockport and Madison doors.

Alder is attractive and durable, and shows a very uniform and beautiful pattern of grain. All the batches of raw materials carry the forest stewardship council mark. Alder is widely used and popular in the cabinet industry for making doors and it is an environmentally friendly cabinet wood because it is renewable and fast-growing. Sahara, Prestige, Hampton, Aspen, Boardwalk, Venice, Fairfield, Newport and Gables are made of Solid Maple Wood.

Not only is it a handsome wood, but it offers durability and versatility as well. Maple is a timeless classic that has been used in a majority of kitchen remodels for years. It is versatile, durable and beautiful. Carcasses: Carcasses are made of CARB Phase II certified plywood with wood veneer. There is no formaldehyde added in the process of making our plywood.

The carcasses are ¾” plywood on sides, bottom and top (wall cabinets), and reinforced with framed backing. Our boxes are constructed with dowels, cams and screws. Our cabinet boxes are the steadiest boxes you will find in the market.


The WoodTrends Series doors are multi-step finished with two-part post-catalyzed conversion varnish. We use formaldehyde free, high performance finish conversion varnish that is hard, heat resistant, chemical resistant, and has exceptional non-yellowing characteristics.

Conversion varnish is more durable and has a higher elasticity, which allows it to hold up better through wood joint expansion as compared to traditional lacquer. The carcasses are finished UV lacquer, which is durable, environmentally-friendly and free from formaldehyde and hazardous substances.

This lacquer is not only safe but also kind to the environment at our production facilities. UV lacquer hardens when exposed to ultraviolet light. This makes the lacquer completely harmless and gives an attractive and robust finish that can tolerate even the roughest treatment.

Drawer Box:

The drawer box is constructed of solid wood with a clear finish and are connected with tight dovetail joints. All drawers come with a 1/4’ plywood bottom.


One full length Adjustable shelf comes with every 30” tall wall cabinets. Two shelves come with 36” tall wall cabinets and three come with 42” tall cabinets. Half length adjustable shelving comes with every base cabinet. Shelves are made of ¾” plywood and finished front and back.

Toe Kick:

Every base cabinet comes with ¾” toe kick that is finished both ends. 96” x 4 ½” x 5mm toe kicks are available as well.


Under mounted, full extension, soft closing slides are used in Lexington, Toscana, Madison, Hampton, Camden, Rockport, Aspen and Boardwalk.

Side mounted full extension slides are used in Prestige and Sahara. Venice, Faifield, Newport and Gables come with Blum® hardware.


6-way adjustable, concealed, 110 degree soft closing hinges are used in Lexington, Toscana, Madison, Hampton, Camden, Rockport, Aspen, Boardwalk, Venice, Faifield, Newport and Gables.

Soft closing hinges are not available for special cabinets such as lazy susans and diagonal corner cabinets. Regular 6-way adjustable, concealed, 110 degree are used in Prestige and Sahara.