Cabinotch Acquired by Columbia Forest Products
January 4, 2012 | 2:55 pm CST
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GREENSBORO, NC — CFP Components, a division of Columbia Forest Products, has acquired Cabinotch, the Owensboro, KY manufacturer of a unique made-to-order cabinet box system. Cabinotch, founded by cabinetmaker Phill Crabtree, debuted its system at the 2010 IWF Show, winning a Challenger’s Award and a quickly growing business base.

Cabinotch Acquired by Columbia Forest ProductsCabinotch cabinet box systems will now use Columbia’s North American-made PureBond veneer core hardwood plywood, produced with no-added-formaldehyde, with interiors and shelving featuring Columbia’s VOC-free UV finish.

“Cabinet interiors will be offered in clean white birch, or customers can match the species they selected for the hardwood face frames,” says Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia’s director of marketing. “This is important when using glass doors, and the desire is to keep the look of the cabinets consistent.”

Separately, Keystone Wood Specialties says it will be incorporating Cabinotch box systems into its offering.

“We can assemble a Cabinotch box, which is normally shipped with no drawers or rails, and put them in before delivery,” says Sam Stoltzfus. Cabinotch offers 103 styles of cabinet boxes, says Stoltzfus. “If you want one that is not on their list, we’ll take theirs and modify it.”

Stoltzfus list three things unique to the Cabinotch system: the patented Cabinotch joint; the simplicity of website ordering system; and ability to order width, height and depth in 1/1000 of an inch increments. “You look at the other semi custom products, and each one is sold in 3 inch increments,” he says. “With Cabinotch you don’t have to live with 3 inch increment and put fillers in.”

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