Cabinetry 101: All You Need to Know About Custom Cabinetry

  • October 31, 2019

By: Mandi J., Dura Supreme.

What is Custom Cabinetry?

When it comes to custom cabinetry many people assume that “custom” means they are crafted at a small local shop.

The word custom is defined as “made especially for individual customers; dealing in things so made, or doing work to order”, so in other words “custom” means cabinetry is designed and built to suit a specific situation/space for a specific customer/client in a specific home or office.

Custom Cabinetry Making

With over 60 years of experience in manufacturing fine custom cabinetry right here in Minnesota at Dura Supreme Cabinetry, they understand the importance of providing products and services that deliver quality, value and reliability.

Just in Time Manufacturing

At Dura Supreme, they don’t begin building your new cabinetry until an order is placed.  Every piece and component is personally manufactured just for your project.

It all starts with the raw materials.  At their factory, kiln dried lumber is processed into stile and rail stock, panel insert blanks and other solid wood cabinetry components.  By processing these materials in house, there is greater control over the quality and supply of building materials.

Manufacturing Custom Cabinetry

In addition, at Dura Supreme, they manufacture their own wood doors in house, which gives them complete control over the quality of the wood used and its moisture content.  This is another detail that sets Dura Supreme cabinetry apart from others. When wood naturally expands and contracts with seasonal changes in humidity, there will never be raw wood exposed.  Most other cabinet manufacturers and local cabinet shops purchase their doors from another vendor and are unable to pre-finish their panels.

Materials, Quality and Construction

Dura Supreme Cabinetry only uses the finest quality materials and construction methods available.  This makes a difference in the overall quality, performance, and value of their cabinetry. 

High Quality Cabinetry

Many people assume that factory-built cabinetry cannot be customized to fit a specific space or unusual configuration. That is simply not the case with Dura Supreme.  Dura Supreme’s cabinets can be customized down to 1/16 of an inch in width, height and depth. 

Factory-Built Cabinetry

Durable, Hand-Crafted Finishes

Dura Supreme’s finish palette is expansive and fashion forward.  The rich, hand-wiped stains and color saturated paints are beautiful on their own or enhanced with layers of glaze and hand-detailing to create an antiqued appearance.

A small cabinet shop usually does not have the extensive factory finishing capabilities as a cabinet manufacturer and can be more susceptible to wear and tear over time.

If you’re looking for a unique painted finish that is not found in Dura Supreme’s color palette, you can try the Personal Paint Match Program to select from the entire Sherwin-William’s and Benjamin Moore’s paint palettes of over 5,000 colors. 

Custom Color Cabinetry Paint Match

Custom Color: Sherwin Williams Gale Force

Lifetime Warranty

Rest assured, all Dura Supreme cabinetry products are backed with a limited LIFETIME warranty. For over 60 years, their dedication to excellence has defined their business and core business values. 

Custom Kitchen Design

Dura Supreme Kitchen by Mingle Kitchen and Bath Design Studio and Showroom

Kitchen Design

Dura Supreme Kitchen by Mingle Kitchen and Bath Design Studio and Showroom

At Mingle, we believe an informed customer is the best customer. Cabinetry is our pride and joy and we hope you feel inspired after learning about custom manufactured cabinetry and the high-quality products and service you’d receive working with Mingle and their talented kitchen and bath design team. Contact Mingle or schedule an appointment to get started.

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