Process


PROCESS

In this business, how we work is of critical importance. Our experience has given us the benefit of learning the best methods available. Tools and equipment may change, but the nature of process does not. Taking the right steps to ensure a project takes a streamlined path through the shop allows us to work more efficiently.

We’ve included some easy-to-read explanations of how these things commonly work.

Measure and Design
Since cabinetry needs to work with existing conditions, getting a precise idea of the dimensions is the first order of business. Accurate measurements are critical steps in understanding the best design solutions.

Your selected Design Professional will show up on-site and document all the necessary details. They will then move forward with design and present their notes and ideas to you. This meeting will be the first of many during the design phase. How long this takes will vary. Cabinet designs also need to incorporate the appliances and trim details necessary to accomplish the desired look. A finished cabinet plan will have all of these items and be verified for fit and adequate clearance.

Fabricate
Fabrication is our core service and is at the heart of what we do here. Once you have a plan in place, we are ready to take swift action. We select from a range of excellent materials and begin making the various cabinet sections. Our staff of craftsmen will build your cabinetry by hand and with care through each step of the manufacturing process. Our ‘next operation customer’ motto makes quality control and inspections integral to each step. Here each department in manufacturing has the next department as their customer. All product is inspected as it enters each department, rather than a single step near the end of the process. Framed or Frameless, Overlay or Inset, each piece is masterfully fabricated to come together as a seamless whole.

Finishes
One of the things that truly sets Wellsford apart is how we finish our wood products. The design and fabrication bring the piece to life and give it shape; the finish is what makes it speak.

We feature:

  • Hand-applied stains
  • Hand-applied glazes on stained products
  • Custom stain matching
  • Over 1,500 paint colors
  • Hand-applied glazes on painted products
  • A variety of distressing types
  • All wood finishes receive a conversion varnish top coat

Wood finishing is the most time-consuming part of cabinet manufacturing and one that marks the quality of custom cabinetry. We work diligently to prepare the surface of the wood until it looks its best and is ready for finish application. The finish is applied in a climate-controlled environment where there is no interference in the application and drying procedure.

Please click here for instructions on caring for your new cabinetry.

Installation
We always make a point to review each order for errors and potential issues with installation. We take great pride in being installation-friendly. We build-in crown molding mounting positions, building cabinets in one piece to avoid assembly and seams, and any other job-specific requirements. Basically, anything that reduces installation time or enhances the finished product goes in to your completed cabinetry.