Custom Cabinets

Kegg’s Kreations has long been a custom cabinetry shop.  But with custom cabinetry comes a custom price.  However, we were just made the local distributor for Merillat Cabinetry, which will offer local customers another option for projects with a lower budget.  We are excited to work with this company, and be able to offer more options to a wider range of customers.

For information on our Merillat products, please visit our Merillat page.

When ordering custom cabinets, some of the major choices involved wood type, style, organization, finishing, and hardware.

Types of Wood
There seems to be an almost endless array of woods used for cabinet making. Like most things, woods vary in colors, patterns and price. The most common woods we use are:

Alder
Knotty Alder
Birch
Cherry
Hickory
Rustic Hickory
Mahogany
Maple
Poplar
Oak
Walnut

To get an idea of a wood’s appearance and suitability for a specific project, try checking out the Wood Database.

Style
Another important choice to make is the style of cabinet you want.  We are more than happy to discuss options with you, but the best starting point is to take a look a the CalDoor and Merillat websites to help you get an idea of what you want.  Once you’ve selected a style and layout, we can use our software to help you see what you project will look like.

Organization
Kegg’s Kreations is able to able to add various organization features to your cabinetry.  From trash pullouts to lazy susans, there are many options to help you optimize storage. To see options, check out the website of Rev-A-Shelf.

Finishing
After your cabinets are built, a clear protective finish is added to protect the wood.  However, you may choose to add a stain to change the color of the wood. The stain will not obscure the pattern of the wood, merely change the shade. A quick glance at the Minwax website will show you the range of stain options available.   Any stain you like, we can add.  However, please note that some stains can be more labor intensive.  As such, there may be a price increase if you select your own stain, or a more complex tone.

Another option is using a special form of finishing, such as glazed or vintage finishes. For a better understanding, visit this page on the Merillat website.  These options are labor intensive, and add additional labor costs.

Many customer want us to paint their cabinets.  We use pigmented lacquer, as it retains its color better over time.  Any color from a paint store can be turned into a pigmented lacquer.  However, as with glazing, this is a time consuming process, and will incur additional costs.

Under Cabinet Lighting
In recent years, under cabinet lighting has become a popular options.  Some kitchens can be very dark, and the addition of tas  (under cabinet) lighting helps.  Others like using cabinet lighting to display antiques.  There are several option depending on the effect you want.  To see more options, visit the Tresco website.

Hardware
Another important choice is whether or not to have hardware on the cabinets. The choices as to the hardware seem endless. To get an idea of what is available, you can visit the following websites:
Louis & Company
MacMurray Pacific
Richelieu Hardware
Amerock

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