About Frameless Cabinetry
Category: Frame Door Styles (Modify Category)
Accent your cabinetry with Frame Doors that are offered in styles to coordinate with the rest of your doors.
Styles: 9-Lite Mullion (Modify Styles)
"9-Lite Mullion" Door
Select a Wood Species
Character Cherry will have the same general characteristics of Cherry, but with more rustic features apparent. You can expect more random closed knots of unlimited size and filled knots of up to 3/4" than standard Cherry. However, these characteristics will not compromise the structural integrity of the product. Mineral streaks and pin holes will be more numberous and of unlimited size.
Cherry hardwoods are chosen for their smooth texture, rich color and flowing grain patterns. In its natural state, cherry has a predominantly pinkish hue and may range in color from nearly white to pink to dark brown. Some selections can even exhibit shades of yellow, green and gray. Small gum spots, "pin" holes, pitch pockets and mineral flecks are characteristics. Cherry will darken (mellow) with age due to exposure to sunlight - this color change can occur gradually or rapidly depending on the amount and intensity of exposure. Cherry is strong, moderately hard and has high resistance to shock.
Western Red Knotty Alder is a smooth, fine-grained hardwood with a straight grain pattern similar to Cherry. The color may vary from pale pinkish-brown to a light tan or honey color. Knotty Alder is chosen for its rugged appearance. Knots will be random in size and distribution and will range from tight sound knots to very rustic, split and open knots. Knotty Alder is moderately lightweight with low shock resistance.
Maple hardwoods are selected for their smooth texture, uniform grain and characteristic light color. Maple is predominantly a creamy white color and may exhibit little color variation from white to a light gray or tan. Maple will exhibit random mineral streaks. These dark sreaks are mineral deposits absorbed from the soil in which the tree grew and are naturally occurring variation. "Worm tracks" and occasional "birds-eye" patterns are also characteristic. Maple will slightly mellow with age due to natural exposure to light and air. Due to the density and hardness of Maple, natural expansion and contraction may be more apparent at joints than with softer hardwoods. Maple is a hard, strong wood with excellent shock resistance.
Quarter Sawn White Oak
A smooth hardwood is used for cabinet face frames and stiles and rails of doors and drawer fronts on orders specified with an Enamel finish. A smooth, "paintable" substrate (MDF, etc.) is used for all door/drawer front panels, "Slab" draw fronts and all plywood cabinet components to ensure good adhesion and a smooth finish.
Because of the manner in which the lumber is sliced from the log, a straight and consistent grain pattern is achieved with an attractive and random "flake" across the grain.(Less lumber is yielded with quarter slicing which affects lumber pricing, but it is the only way to achieve the desired grain patterns.) White Oak will exhibit some color variation from a light grayish tan to brown. White Oak is a strong and heavy hardwood with high shock resistance.
Select Alder shares the basic characteristic of Knotty Alder; smooth, straight grain similar to Cherry and color that ranges from pale pinkish-brown to light tan or honey color. Select Alder has a less rustic appearance than Knotty Alder, with few, smaller, open knots.