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Term name

Description

Bulk Head

The buildup drywall box to join the ceiling with any cabinets

Cathedral

The curved indented detail on the upper side of the cabinet doors

Composite Melamine

Particle board with Melamine glued on top (used for doors and counter tops)

Corbels

Wood or wood imitation thin rope

Cove molding

Inside counter molding

Crown "Dentil"

Crown with squares details along the top of the molding

Crown Moldings

Decorative with various profiles attached at the top of cabinets as a finishing decoration. Standard sold on strips 3" by 8’ length

Door multiplying factor

Percentage added to basic price of cabinets. It varies with door type, color and material

FBG

Finished Back Gable

Finish gables

The finish ends of cabinets (by the stove, refrigerator, windows open ends

FLG

Finished Left Gable

Formica®

Brand laminate, is made by saturating paper with resins and dried. Stacked in layers and pressed under heat until forms a single sheet of laminate.

Fretwork Valance

Ornamental valance with various profiles

FRG

Finished Right Gable

FTD

False Top Drawer

Gables

The sides and back of the cabinets

Grooved Series

Door type it has indented lines and profiles carved out of the door

Hardboard

Made from wood fibers mixed with "phenolic" resin, moisture inhibitors and compressed under high temperature and pressure

MDF

Medium Density Fiberboard - nicknamed "engineered wood" is made primarily of wood fibers, cured with radio frequency (RF), steam heat, high pressure and adhesives

Molding Cleat

Profiled wood strips mounted in top of the cabinet used to support attachment of crown moldings

Mullion

The vertical element that separates the lancets of a window

OCM molding

Outside corner molding

PLM 135°

Panel 135° joint lap molding

PLM molding

Panel lap molding

Shaker

All the cabinet doors built with a flat panel in the center of the door

Slab Series

Doors that have a flat appearance no carvings or indents.

Tambours

Appliance garage (pull down covered corner cabinet down to the counter)

Thermoplastic doors

Plastic foil applied over MDF core using high temperatures and pressure. Quality varies based on adhesives used and the thickness of the plastic foil.

Tilt-out tray

Tip-out scrub pad tray used by the kitchen sink

Toe kick

The recessed finishing plate at the bottom of the cabinets. Standard sold on strips 5" by 8’ length

Valance

Under upper cabinets decorative extension strip Used to hide lights under cabinets. Standard sold on strips 2" by 8’ length.

Canadian Hardwood Species

Black cherry, Red oak, White oak, Birch, Ash, Hard maple, Red maple, Beech, Yellow poplar, Basswood

 

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