Cabinet Construction

cabinet construction

We want you to have all the details.

   Some homeowners want to know just two things about cabinetry.

  • StarMark Cabinetry uses only quality hardwoods to build doors, cabinet boxes, drawers and roll trays. 
  • The side panels are 3/4" thick hardwood plywood, which is more than strong enough to support granite countertops.

   Some homeowners want all the details.

    We love to talk about cabinetry! This website contains all of our construction information and is found here in the Cabinetry Comparison Workbook.

Overlay cabinet construction

From top to bottom, only quality material is used

The side panels are 3/4

The side panels are 3/4" thick hardwood plywood.

  • Side panels are called "end panels."
  • Several options available, including:
    • Flush beaded
    • Flush construction
The back panel is 1/4

The back panel is 1/4" thick hardwood plywood.

  • Options include:
    • 3/8" thick beaded back panel
    • 3/4" thick flush back panel
The top and bottom are 1/2

The top and bottom are 1/2" thick hardwood plywood.

The interior is natural birch melamine.

The interior is natural birch melamine.

  • Options include:
    • Veneer that is stained to match the exterior color
    • Natural maple veneer
Shelves are 3/4

Shelves are 3/4" thick hardwood plywood.

  • The shelves in base cabinets are two-thirds deep.
  • Full depth shelves are available in base cabinets.
The toe kick is fully enclosed.

The toe kick is fully enclosed.

Inset cabinet construction

Style and construction that stand the test of time

The side panels are 3/4

The side panels are 3/4" thick hardwood plywood.

  • Side panels are called "end panels."
  • Options include:
    • Flush construction
    • Beaded flush construction
The back panel is 1/4

The back panel is 1/2" thick hardwood plywood.

  • Options include:
    • 3/8" thick beaded back panel
    • 3/4" thick flush back panel
The top and bottom are 1/2

The top and bottom are 1/2" thick hardwood plywood.

The interior is natural birch melamine.

The interior is natural birch melamine.

  • Options include:
    • Veneer that is stained to match the exterior color
    • Natural maple veneer
Shelves are 3/4

Shelves are 3/4" thick hardwood plywood.

  • The shelves in base cabinets are two-thirds deep.
  • Full depth shelves are available in base cabinets.
The toe kick is fully enclosed.

The toe kick is fully enclosed.

Door construction

Technically, our doors are grouped into three types:

  • Slab
  • Mitered. Our mitered doors have a concealed mortise and tenon joint for additional strength and durability.
  • Cope-and-stick.

Some doors have Applied Moulding, which is decorative trim around the center panel. We install applied moulding by hand.

Mitered doors and cope-and-stick doors have a center panel. On some doors, the panel is "raised." On other doors, the panel is flat.

StarMark Cabinetry scales their doors to fit each cabinet. Some cabinet manufacturers don't.

Slab

Slab

Slab doors are created from one piece of wood. Since one piece of wood is used to create one door, there are no joints.

Mitered

Mitered

Our mitered joints have a concealed mortise-and-tenon joint for added strength.

Cope-and-stick

Cope-and-stick

A cope-and-stick door has very durable joinery.

Applied Moulding

Applied Moulding

Applied moulding is decorative trim that is placed around the center panel of the door and sometimes the drawer header.

Drawer construction

Imagine this drawer in your kitchen: full extension for easy access, no glide hardware showing, and a whisper-quiet selfclose.

This is the best standard drawer available! We also construct our roll trays this way.

  • 5/8" thick birch hardwood or optional walnut hardwood
  • Dovetail joinery
  • Soft close glides extend fully, are undermount
  • The bottom is "captive," not just glued on
drawer box

Dovetail joinery, solid birch and concealed glides make an attractive drawer.

drawer bottom

Silverware is heavy! We route the sides of the drawer box and slide in the bottom panel, making it "captive" and much more stronger than a bottom panel that is simply glued on.

Warning: machining, sanding, sawing or drilling this product may produce wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. California 93120 Compliant for Formaldehyde.