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Cabinetry Grades

If you are considering purchasing new cabinets, it is important that you understand the different levels of quality and cost available in new cabinetry. When you compare apples to apples, we’re confident you’ll see what a terrific value American Wood Reface offers in our 1/4” Solid Wood Refacing System – the industry’s premium standard, giving you the wide range of choices, craftsman quality and increased value of a custom kitchen, at a much lower cost.

Levels of quality and choice in new cabinetry

This chart gives you a breakdown of the quality of materials used, sizing and choices in styles, features, finishes and trims. American Wood Reface’s exclusive refacing system gives you the same quality, choices and value as custom cabinetry, for much less cost.

  Stock or Entry-Level
Style/Options Limited trim and features More choices in door style, finish, trim, and accessories. The most choices in door style, finish, trim, and accessories.
Size Availability Limited to 3" increments More choice in sizes. No restrictions, any height or width.
Cabinet Construction Thin veneered particleboard or decorative-matching paper over particleboard. Often use frameless construction. Often veneered particleboard or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Cabinet grade plywood.
Drawer Box Construction Stapled particleboard or stapled wood. Ranges between stock and custom. Solid wood sides with dovetail joinery and a bottom that fits in grooves on four side of the drawer box.
Shelving 3/8" - 1/2" coated particleboard or unfinished plywood with plastic shelf pins. 1/2" - 3/4" particleboard or cabinet grade plywood. 3/4" cabinet grade plywood with metal shelf pins.
Cabinet Doors Laminate or thermofoil over particleboard or medium-density fiberboard. Ranges between stock and custom. Sometimes a plywood panel is used on flat panel doors. Solid wood frame surrounding a solid wood floating panel.

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