Jeff's Cabinets

For beautifully designed and handcrafted Cabinets & Kitchens

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Our Craft

Visual details on how our cabinets are assembled and installed




3/8" Dado's using 3/4" plywood


No Particle boards





Full 3/8" dado





Cabinet Facing & Joining




Detailed Corners




Dovetailed Joining

Hand sanding is the key to a super smooth finish
  Cabinets are individually glued and clamped
Drawer parts are ready for dovetailing
  A top rail for a cathedral door is cut with a band saw

Precision drawer dovetailing
  Doors are ready for edge profile

The doors, face frames and drawer fronts are all made from 3/4" solid wood.  We use a tongue and groove system for attaching the face frames to the 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Our drawer are made from 5/8” solid Soft Maple wood and feature 1/2" dovetails on each corner. The bottoms are a full 3/8” thick Baltic Birch plywood. The cabinets are then stained with your choice of  stain . We then apply a light coat of pre catalyzed lacquer  to seal in the stain. Next we hand sand  the lacquer with super fine paper. The second coat is sprayed using a toner that is mixed in with the lacquer to give the cabinet a consistent color and give the finish some depth. The second coat is hand sanded just like the first coat.

The final coat is a clear coat finish, the same product that was used for the first two coats. Christenson Carpentry uses M.L. Campbell  products for the finishing procedure. Our cabinets are protected with Magnamax clear lacquer which meets or exceeds rigorous testing from the Kitchen Cabinets Manufactures Association ( KCMA). Please visit to learn more about the high quality finishes that are used on our projects. The cabinets are assembled using the very best hardware available. We use Blum full extension drawer slides. These slides are under mount slides that are out of site leaving only the drawer to see. The slides have a soft close feature that will automatically pulls the drawer in after giving it a light push. These slides are standard on all cabinets. Our hinges feature 3 way adjustability so your doors will always line up even if your house settles. For more information please visit