Superior Finish & Quality Control

  1. The Solid Wood Cabinet Company selects only the finest wood species available. Each piece of lumber is hand selected to meet our quality standards prior to manufacturing [1] .
  2. All products move through a state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled facility, where all surfaces are sanded smooth. This ensures the utmost control throughout the finishing process.
  3. The moisture level of the lumber is examined to meet all proper quality standards.
  4. Once each cabinet component is created, it is remeasured to ensure it is the correct size and the profile detail is inspected.
  5. The sanding process starts with 100 grit sandpaper and finishes with 200 grit sandpaper allowing for maximum stain penetration.
  6. While sanding, all surfaces are vacuumed for the complete removal of small dust, debris, and fiber particles.
  7. Toner stain is applied to all critical areas (i.e. door edges, face frame edges and “dog legs”) assuring a uniform finish.
  8. A deep penetrating superior quality stain is then hand applied to complete the uniform controlled application of color.
  9. Completing the stain process requires products to slowly pass through a flash tunnel allowing for the deepest, richest, and most uniform color integrity.
  10. A stained component is then moved through a numerically controlled and specially designed oven, curing the stains for optimum conditions prior to accepting the sealer.
  11. When applicable, the wiping stain (glaze) is hand applied to each cabinet component and then inspected for quality.
  12. A Dual Cure UV sealer is hand applied to all open grained wood surfaces providing the initial step in maximum protection.
  13. The sealed product is placed in specially designed, high temperature ovens for a complete and thorough cure time and process.
  14. Once cured, all products are then allowed to cool to provide proper surface temperature.
  15. All products are passed through a Max Cure Oven Tunnel as the final step of the sealing and curing process.
  16. All edges and “critical areas” are hand sanded prior to the commercial sanding process.
  17. Upon inspection, all components are passed through a flat, in-line sanding operation.
  18. The product is then passed through a buffing operation.
  19. When done with the sanding and buffing stages, all products pass through in-line vacuums which remove all dust and debris for precautionary measures prior to top coating the cabinet components.
  20. A final sanding inspection is conducted for maximum smoothness, to ensure that the stain can be applied properly.
  21. All cabinet components are hand stained with a superior quality top coat, in a state-of-the-art controlled spray booth.
  22. Once the top coat is applied, the components are placed in specially designed, high temperature ovens for complete and thorough cure time. They then pass through a UV lamp which fully cures the top coat for lifetime protection.
  23. A re-inspection is conducted to ensure that the proper moisture level is present after the staining process.
  24. All products are then moved through an inspection station where highly trained experts examine the product with pre-defined color stain parameters.
  25. The final inspection of the finishing process is conducted in a specially designed cabinet light room, where all cabinets are thoroughly re-inspected, assuring our customers the highest quality finish possible.