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Cabinet Doors + Art=Maple Craft Doors

One of the benefits of working for a custom cabinet shop like Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. is OPTIONS!  Many of the projects I work on are combinations of both manufactured and custom cabinets.  We can order it.  We can make it all (including doors) or we can make the cabinet boxes and order the doors.  Speaking of doors, how about these doors?!

As seen at KBIS 2013
As seen at KBIS 2013

If you know me you know I’m drawn to anything different, quirky, off the beaten path.  I think these cabinet fronts by  Maple Craft  Doors fit the bill.  They’re definitely at the higher end of the price spectrum but consider this:  you don’t have to use them for the whole kitchen.  In fact because they’re so striking less is actually more.

Frank Dyck, Administrator/Sales at Maple Craft had this to say about these uber cool doors (MY COMMENTS INSERTED IN CAPS):

“We have the ability of creating a custom wood pattern that runs from door to door through the entire kitchen. (OK SO I LIED,  IT CAN ALSO BE COOL TO GO ALL THE WAY) There are some limitations to how detailed we can go as far as sharp corners and such but the possibilities are endless.
All the customer has to do is send a front view of the cabinet with door/drawer sizes and a rough sketch of their artwork. (JUST THINK, YOUR ART ON YOUR CABINETS!!)
We do the final drawing,  send back for confirmation and as soon as we have confirmation, production is about 14 working days.
This is also something that the general public has for the most part not seen.” (YOU’VE GOT THAT RIGHT.  I WAS HARD PRESSED TO FIND OTHER EXAMPLES)

I did find this leaf-pattern rosewood inlay side board from One King’s Lane.  I love it and it’s perfect if you’re going for a Mid-Century vibe.  (In fact, I also discovered this treasure trove of cabinet curiosity on Pinterest.)
Another original fun door I spied at Maple Craft Door is the Hilton.  Each door and drawer panel is custom programmed. By doing this, they create a random pattern over the whole kitchen.

The Hilton by Maple Craft Doors
The Hilton by Maple Craft Doors

So what do you think?  How crazy are you willing to go in the kitchen?  It’s beautiful and unique but will you love it in 20 years? I believe this creativity could be timeless.

Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.

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