Ornate embellishments on cabinetry are one of the top 10 trends in kitchen design. “Gone are the days when cabinets were unembellished boxes,” says Better Homes & Gardens. “Today’s most interesting styles take their finishing touches from furniture and architecture.” No wonder software makers are adding wood component libraries to their design applications.
The latest is KCD Software, which has added Classic Designs by Matthew Burak’s library of furniture components to its cabinet and closet software suite.
Classic Designs, located in St. Johnsbury, VT, offers a wide array of made-to-order wood components from table legs to columns and bun feet, which are shipped ready-to-finish. Founded in 1995 by cabinetmaker Matthew Burak, Classic Designs’ numerous table leg styles range from turned to tapered.
Sustainable business practices are also an important aspect of Classic Design’s philosophy. It adapted an existing, abandoned structure into its manufacturing facility and supports the Hardwood Forestry Fund, which establishes sustainable forests.
With the integration of Classic Design’s catalog into KCD’s software suite, cabinet designers can choose from an extensive list of antique style furniture legs, columns, custom turnings, bun feet, corbels, brackets, among other items.
KCD has also included the catalogs of other furniture component companies into its Cabinet/Closet Software suite, including White River, Adams Wood Products and Osborne Wood. The incorporation of these libraries like the one from Classic Designs into offers cabinetmakers a way to find affordable choices in furniture components and ornate embellishments.
“Having product libraries included in your design software saves time and money,” says John Murphy, founder of KCD Software. With KCD’s built-in feature, cabinetmakers can choose from product lists and easily show a 3-D rendered image complete with embellished details to its customer. Other features include actual countertop colors, floorings and wallpapers, as well as all elevations, floorplans, photo-realistic 3-D and birds-eye-view.
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