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CABINETRY


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All cabinetry to be plywood construction (no particleboard). 
  • 180 degree hinges, wrap hinge.
  • No blind corners:
    • All space below the corner of a kitchen countertop must be accessible from either of the adjacent cabinets, or by a special corner cabinet door.
    • No Lazy Susans. 
  • No drawers larger than 18”.
  • KCMA certification preferred.
  • Hardware (pull) to be included in all cabinetry.
  • The cabinetry products in this section are shown as reference. Other cabinetry products that meet the requirements of the spec may be used.
  • Countertop Construction:
    • Post form (continuous, no visible joints).
    • Front Edge - Continuous, Double Round Over, 1 3/8" high (See Section Below).
    • Backsplash - Continuous one piece raises up wall with 1 1/8" return to wall (See Section Below).
  • Seal with foam all plumbing and electrical penetrations behind cabinetry.
  • Share the following form with installers to make sure new cabinetry meets POAH's requirements:

BOX CONSTRUCTION


BOX CONSTRUCTION


BOX CONSTRUCTION REQUIRED DETAILS:

A) FRONT FRAME: 3/4” solid hardwood or thermo-foil vinyl wrapped solid finger jointed lumber or LVL linear veneer lumber Bore and dowel/pocket screw construction frame joinery reinforced with glue/nails. Stiles 1 1/2” wide. Mulls 3” wide. Rails 1 3/4” wide. Stile and top and bottom rails dadoed to receive ends, tops, and bottoms.

B) END PANELS: Standard: Nominal 1/2” thick multi-ply birch veneer plywood dadoed to receive tops and bottoms, with wood grained or laminate on interior/exterior surfaces. All end panels are inserted into dado in face frame and recessed 3/16”.

C) TOP/BOTTOM PANELS: 1/2” thick multi-ply hardwood plywood. Tops and bottoms are set into grooved end panels and front rails glued and stapled. Bottoms are supported by 1/2” thick wood base composite panel.

D) HANGING RAILS: Wall cabinets have 1/2” thick x 2 7/8” multi-ply plywood hanging rail, running full cabinet width at top and bottom. Base cabinets have 1/2” thick x 2 7/8” wood based composite panel hanging rail running full cabinet width at top. Hanging rails are captured between end panels recessed behind.

E) BACK PANEL: 1/8” thick hardwood plywood Securely glued/stapled to end panels and hang rails. Back panels are fully captured on wall cabinets.

F) SHELVES: 5/8” thick multi-ply hardwood plywood, with hardwood veneer banded front edge. Shelves are adjustable in all standard wall and base cabinets.

G) TOE KICK: 4” high and recessed 3 3/8”.1/2” thick unfinished wood based composite panel captured between end panels. Finish should be covered with infill panel to match finish.

H) BASE CORNER BRACES: High impact, injection molded plastic.

I) DRAWERS: Nominal 1/2” thick multi-ply hardwood front, back, and sides. Drawer bottoms are nominal 1/4” thick multi-ply hardwood inserted into dado in front back and sides. All drawer parts glued and stapled together.

J) DRAWER GUIDES: High-quality epoxy coated steel, Cushion-Tec, side mounted guides, self adjusting in mounting brackets. Built-in stop, self-closing and stay-closed features with a 100 lb. rated load capacity.


COUNTERTOPS


COUNTERTOPS


COUNTERTOP REQUIRED DETAILS:

Plastic Laminate (Kitchen only):

  • Suggested Laminate Manufacturers: Wilsonart or Formica.
  • NEMA LD 3 compliant, HGP Grade, and minimum 1.0mm thickness.
  • Countertop Construction:
    • Post form (continuous, no visible joints).
    • Front Edge - Continuous, Double Round Over, 1 3/8" high (See Section Below).
    • Backsplash - Continuous one piece raises up wall with 1 1/8" return to wall (See Section Below).
    • Side splash - square edged loose, installed between wall and counter, height to match back splash height.
    • Substrate: Comply with ASTM D 1037.
      • At Sink: Exterior grade plywood or phenolic resin.
      • Particleboard: Compliance with ANSI A208.1 (Grade M-2 exterior
        glue), 45-lb density and minimum 3/4” thick.
      • MDF: Compliance with ANSI A208.2 and minimum 3/4" thick.
    • Provide BK-20 Backer Sheet if unsupported countertop area.

GRAPHIC OF POST FORM COUNTERTOP:

Solid Surface/ Vanity Top with Integral Sink (Bathrooms only):

  • Suggested Manufacturers: Swanstone.
  • Coordinate size with cabinetry manufacturer.
  • Coordinate product with faucet. No open holes or plugs to be used.
  • 2 gallon bowl capacity.

DOOR STYLES


DOOR STYLES


DOOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Family properties: 3/4” thick solid wood door frames and drawer fronts.
  • Senior Properties: MDF center panels acceptable.
  • Standard reveal doors and drawer fronts.

SAMPLE DOOR PRODUCTS:

The cabinetry products in this section are shown as reference. Other cabinetry products that meet the requirements of the spec may be used.

Advanta / Vista / Allwood Series Construction

  • 3/4” Thick solid birch door frames and drawer fronts.
  • Veneered MDF recessed flat center panel.
  • Assembled with five-piece mortise and tenon joinery.
  • Square design for all cabinets; offered with slab drawer heads.
  • Standard reveal doors and drawer fronts.
  • Eased edge profile on outside door frame.

Advanta / Coronet / Allwood Series Construction

  • 3/4” Thick plantation hardwood door frames and drawer fronts.
  • Solid routed raised panel.
  • Square design for all cabinets; offered with slab drawer heads.
  • Standard reveal doors and drawer fronts.
  • Double rolled edge on outer and inner door profile.

Advanta / Siena SLAB / Allwood Series Construction

  • 3/4” thick solid birch door frames and drawer fronts.
  • Genuine birch wood veneer flat center panel.
  • Square design for all cabinets; offered with slab drawer heads.
  • Assembled with five-piece mortise and tenon joinery.
  • Standard reveal doors and drawer fronts.
  • Double rolled edge on outer and inner door profile.

ADDITIONAL INFO


ADDITIONAL INFO


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

VOCAB

 

VARIANCE FORM


VARIANCE FORM


CABINETRY VARIANCE

Please fill out the following form to submit for a variance.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name *
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VARIANCE REQUEST
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CABINETRY CONSTRUCTION
check each requirement below met by the proposed alternate product.
FRONT FRAME:
END PANELS:
TOP/BOTTOM PANELS:
HANGING RAILS:
BACK PANEL:
SHELVES:
TOE KICK:
BASE CORNER BRACES:
DRAWERS:
DRAWER GUIDES:
CABINET DOORS:
COUNTERTOP CONSTRUCTION: