Cabinets + Vanities

When choosing cabinets and vanities, there are two types of construction to consider: framed or frameless cabinetry. Both provide endless design possibilities and their own unique advantages. Here are some things to consider as you decide which type of cabinet construction is best for you.

Frameless Cabinets

Frameless cabinet construction is a European way of manufacturing cabinets that has become popular among American homeowners seeking simple, more contemporary cabinet designs. Frameless cabinetry is sometimes called “full access” cabinetry because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Full overlay doors are used, with hinges attached directly to the sides of the cabinet box.


In frameless construction, cabinets do not have a face frame attached to the front of the cabinet box. After they have been installed, all you will see are the flat door and drawer fronts, providing a sleek, simple aesthetic that can work with many design themes throughout the home.


Frameless cabinets do not have a center stile coming down in the middle of the two cabinet doors, providing easier access to the items inside, as well as more storage space to work with. Drawers in frameless cabinetry are larger because of the space saved by not having a face frame attached to the front.

Our frameless cabinet boxes are built with ¾ inch plywood, ½” back and ¾” shelves.

Face Framed Cabinets

American cabinet manufacturers have traditionally built cabinets using a framed construction. In this type of cabinet construction, the rails and stiles form a 1-1/2-inch face “frame” at the front of the cabinet box. 


In framed cabinetry, the cabinet doors are secured to the frame, which gives the cabinet strength and sturdiness. Framed cabinets attach the door hinges to the frame face. Partial and full overlay doors can be used with framed cabinets, giving you many design possibilities for creating a customized look for your cabinetry.


Our Face framed cabinet boxes are built with ½” inch plywood, ½” back and ¾” shelves.

Face Frame Inset Door Cabinets

Inset cabinets are making a comeback, providing homeowners with one of the latest trends in home cabinetry. Inspired by the work of skilled craftsmen and artisans of the Georgian and Victorian periods, today’s inset cabinets give a nod to nostalgic styling, providing a distinctive, heritage look that many homeowners and designers are seeking.


Inset cabinetry features doors and drawers that fit inside of the cabinet face frame openings. This type of cabinet construction gives a full view of the cabinet frame, with only minimal spacing or gaps between the cabinet components.


Inset cabinetry offers clean lines, flush inset doors and features that can change the look of a standard cabinet with a full overlay door. With inset cabinets, you can personalize the design with either beaded or non-beaded inserts to create your own look and complement your home’s décor. The beaded inset construction is fitted into the frame itself, providing an edge detail that evokes fine craftsmanship.


Inset cabinets can take on a large range of additional modifications, including color and finish options, moldings and embellishments, enabling you to create beautiful cabinets that celebrate the heritage and simple elegance of transitional styling.


Our face frame inset door cabinet boxes are built with ¾ inch plywood, ½” back and ¾” shelves.

Bathroom Vanities

Whether you’re doing a complete bathroom remodel, or just want to add a little visual interest with a beautiful new vanity, we can help. Our design team can help you choose a replacement bathroom vanity that is a perfect blend of form and function. Whether you need a single bathroom vanity or a double bathroom vanity, we offer a wide range of styles and finishes

Cabinet Door & Drawer Front Styles

No matter what your particular design preference, Competitive Woodcraft has cabinet door and matching drawer front style choices to work with every design and theme, from traditional or shaker, to rustic or contemporary.  The cabinet door design, along with your selection of finish and wood species, sets the tone and style for your entire kitchen.  Competitive Woodcraft offers a beautiful array of cabinet styles to work with every décor.


There are several types of cabinet doors including: Flat Panel, Raised Panel, Slab, Mullion, and Accent doors. 

Solid Wood Drawer Boxes

We build ¾” solid wood dovetail drawer boxes with ¼” and 3/8” bottoms. 


Interlocking dovetail joints are significantly stronger than standard construction methods and are stunning visual element. 


Drawer Box construction is offered in  Maple or in any specific wood the customer chooses.


Competitive Woodcraft offers a variety of wooden drawers with dividers and accessories to meet a multitude of needs, for the kitchen, bathroom or the office with many options.

Door Hinges & Drawer Slides

We use Blum hinges and drawer slides for our cabinets which offer high quality, durability and easy assembly as well as perfect movement. With the BLUMOTION and TIP-ON motion technologies, opening and closing cabinet doors is both silent and effortless.


BLUMOTION is the soft close system from Blum. Whether large or small, heavy or light, BLUMOTION soft closing action keeps doors, drawers and lift systems from slamming closed.


When cabinets open easily, run smoothly and have a soft and silent close, even when there is a lot of weight in the drawer, it’s the mark of a beautiful and functional kitchen. Because of quality hardware, there is a higher comfort level when using cabinets, which contributes to the overall ambience of your kitchen.

Cabinet Exterior Finish

Our finish options enhance the natural beauty of wood and other substrates by adding color and depth to each door design. A variety of finishing options can be used to create the look you desire:


• natural finish with choice of wood specie

• stained finish with choice of wood specie

• painted finish with paint grade maple

Cabinet Interior Finish

 There is a variety of choices of interior finish: 


•Maple veneer UV prefinished

• Walnut veneer UV prefinished

•Choice of paint color

•Maple veneer stain

• Walnut veneer stain

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