birch veneer cabinetry, flat flush

flat, flush clear-finished light birch veneer cabinetry

also seen:  stainless steel countertop with marine edge, resin panels, Saima flooring

as seen in a condo renovation in Boulder, Colorado by Mark Gerwing


Kerf cabinetry

Kerf cabinetry, with clear finished maple and multi-color laminate drawer and door fronts

cabinetry has exposed maple veneer edges, these were sent flat-packed and assembled on site

not the exposed maple veneer plywood ‘plugs’ that penetrate the side finish panels on the left and the routed vent panel below the sink

with Silestone engineered quartz countertop

as seen in a house renovation in Boulder, Colorado, designed by M. Gerwing Architects

glass tile, stainless steel countertop, Kerf cabinetry

stainless steel countertop over Hakatai glass mosaic tile, Carter series, beige blend with warm beige grout

Kerf Cabinetry – end exposed maple veneer construction with clear finished maple and blue laminate drawer and door fronts

recess in cabinetry used a  pull for drawer

as seen in a house renovation in Boulder, Colorado designed by M. Gerwing Architects

glass tile, stained concrete countertop, stained maple cabinetry

Hakatai glass tile (formerly Carter Glass)

custom green/blue blend, 3/4″ square tiles, with Delorean gray grout

used on a kitchen island back, adjacent materials are green dyed ash cabinetry and purple/black concrete countertop

in renovation built by Cottonwood Custom Builders, designed by M. Gerwing Architects

stock cabinets by Kerf



stock cabinets, maple veneer core carcass, door and drawer fronts in plastic laminate and maple veneer

manufactured by Kerf:

as seen in renovation in Boulder by M. Gerwing Architects

These cabinets are very nice.  Warm, modern look and feel, much better pricing than having local custom cabinets made of same look.  The odd thing about these is that they are in effect, inset cabinets.  However, as you can see, they do not have the usual face frame that the doors sit flush with.  Rather the doors sit flush with the exposed ends of the boxes.  These ends are 13 ply maple veneers, much like baltic birch, and quite nice.  This is very clean and simple look that has a kind of decorative quality.  It is a bit tricky to install them as they want to flush out with the adjacent wall surfaces without any filler or trim strips.  This means that the drywall finishing almost has to be done (or done again) after the cabinets are installed.

The cabinets shown above are the DIY version, sent knocked-down in flat packs.  We had a local finish carpentry outfit put them together to make sure they were structurally sound and properly fitted.  The boxes are notched and mortised to all fit together and were fairly simple to assemble.