FLORKOWSKYS Construction

CABINETS Here at Florkowskys we build a complete European style cabinet using CNC operations to create a blind dado setup for all components, with 5/8” thick materials. For the exterior we use a variety of species of wood. The exterior of the cabinet can vary between 5/8” and 3/4” veneer (which is a thin layer of wood that will match the species of wood to choose on a plywood, MDF or Particle board core) BLIND DADO Blind dado is a box style whether using face frames or not. Usually used with CNC production or sometimes vertical panel routers. Very strong and easy to assemble. CNC In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The programs produce a computer file that is interpreted to extract the commands needed to operate a particular machine via a postprocessor, and then loaded into the CNC machines for production. Since any particular component might require the use of a number of different tools—drills, saws, etc., modern machines often combine multiple tools into a single “cell”. In other cases, a number of different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. In either case, the complex series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD design.  

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Cabinet Styles 101

Frameless (Finished Ends)

The most commonly used cabinet construction. The door and drawer fronts overlap the cabinet box. The finished sides of the cabinets would be flat to match the exterior color chosen.

Frameless (Plant on ends)

The most commonly used cabinet construction. The door and drawer fronts overlap the cabinet box. The finished sides of the cabinets would be flat or matching door to match the exterior color chosen, and get attached to the outside of the cabinet box.

This style is great for when wall are not plumb and allows the plant on to be scribed to fit.

Flush Inset Face Frame (Square)

A higher end look which makes the cabinet more furniture-like in appearance. A solid wood face frame is constructed which is then attached to the front face of the cabinet. The cabinet box edges are completely covered by the face frame.

This style of construction makes the door and drawer fronts smaller in comparison to a frameless cabinet.

Flush Inset Face Frame (Bead)

A variation of the square edged face frame which adds just a bit more sophistication to the cabinet. When choosing any face frame cabinet construction special consideration must be taken when selecting some internal storage hardware due to height restrictions.

Face Frame with a half overlay

A very traditional style of cabinet construction. This construction would have the door overlap the frame by 5/8” and sits in front of the frame. This style of construction makes the door and drawer fronts smaller in comparison to a frameless cabinet.

When choosing any face frame cabinet construction special consideration must be taken when selecting some internal storage hardware due to height restrictions.

Handle-Less (Channel or Integrated)

The most commonly used cabinet construction. The door and drawer fronts overlap the cabinet box with a larger gap between for finger room. The finished sides of the cabinets would be flat or matching door to match the exterior color chosen, and get attached to the outside of the cabinet box. This style of construction makes the door and drawer fronts smaller in comparison to a frameless cabinet.

This style allows the cabinets to have a cleaner look without the use of a handle.

Simply grab the front where the open space is and pull.