|A cherry frame for an overhead lighting fixture matches these cherry cabinets. Cabinet Creations installed the glass in the upper cabinet at the right in graduated heights to create a sloping look. Arched rails frame the glass. A black granite splash and stainless steel accents add
Rock Hill, SC
Year Founded: 1980
Shop Size: 12,000 sq. ft.
FYI: Company co-owner Dennis Brown tries to plan and execute jobs with maximum efficiency, so that homeowners are back in their kitchens as quickly as possible.
The company also works on clients' vacation homes, both in and out of state. "A lot of stuff is at the beach, Charleston," says Bryant, who adds jokingly, "The problem with these jobs is that it takes all summer to do a job, because of the 7- or 8-hour lunch breaks."
A Brown-designed cabinet has certain characteristics. "I try to put drawers wherever possible, no matter what the size," Brown says, pointing out a bathroom vanity with eight. Drawers ,rollout shelves and other cabinet components make for a more usable cabinet, he says, adding, "People appreciate that."
Following what Brown calls a current fashion trend, many cabinet components are cut on a radius. Customers like to have something different-looking, something that's not just straight lines, he says. In one set of cabinets they did, for example, glass panels in the doors decrease in height as the arched rails above them increase. The piece maintains its rectangular footprint, but the doors create an impression of sloping glass.
"The CNC cuts it out, pretty simple," Brown says. The CNC is a Holz-Her Eco-Master 7120, and it is the third CNC that Cabinet Creations bought. "The technology got better," Brown explains.
Other equipment includes: an SCMI Alpha 32 beam saw, Altendorf F-90 sliding table saw, Holz-Her 1435 edgebander, Castle pocket-screw system, SCMI and Rockwell shapers, CanTek straight line ripsaw and two Weinig moulders, a Quattromat 18 and a Profimat 26. Binks equipment and Sherwin-Williams stains, paints and conversion varnishes are used in the finishing department.
A Preference for Residential
Unlike many cabinet companies, Cabinet Creations prefers the complexities, and sometimes frustrations, of building residential cabinets over the more cut-and-dried com
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