Kitchen Cabinet Replacement Knoxville TN
Knoxville , TN
Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
Kitchen Remodeling Glossary
The following information was sourced from SuperKitchens.com
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal law governing issues of accessibility in public facilities. Used as guidelines for multi-housing and home modifications for disabled persons or homes for "aging in place".
ANSI - American National Standards Institute. A federal agency which sets standards for quality, function and durability of materials used in manufacturing, building, etc.
Appliance Garage - A common name for a roll-up or single door unit placed under a wall cabinet. Roll-up doors are sometimes called 'tambours".
Appliqué (onlay) - An intricately carved decorative element installed on the surface of a cabinet.
Batten - A strip of thin, narrow lumber used to cover or reinforce the joint between two pieces of lumber.
Bead - (Beaded) A small double groove routed out around the perimeter of a cabinet frame or door giving the appearance of an added rounded, narrow molding. (Beaded panel - a panel with a vertical double groove routed at intervals across it's width). (Beaded inset - a style in which the cabinet door closes within the frame which has a double groove routed around its perimeter.)
Bevel - The slant of a surface, as on a beveled edge door.
Butt Joint - Joint formed by butting the ends of two pieces of wood together. Usually attached by glue or staples or both.
Capital - An architectural term for the crown or top element of a column.
Classic Crown (molding) - A wide, intricately carved piece of molding usually used on top of wall cabinets or furniture.
Concealed Hinge - A hinge that is attached to the door and the inside end panel of a cabinet, making it not visible from the exterior of the cabinet.
Continuous Pull - The door handle is an integral part of the door style and runs the full width of the door. The handle is not a separate piece of decorative hardware.
Conversion Varnish - An element of a finishing process, used as intermediate and/or top coats. This sprayed-on chemical material is bonded to the wood when heated in special ovens.
Cup Hinge - Used to hinge full-overlay doors, the hinge is set into a round recessed area routed into the back of the door. The hinge is also attached to the door frame.
Dado - A groove recessed into a board into which another board edge is inset to form a joint, usually with glue to secure it. Used to join cabinet backs to cabinet floors or sides (end panels) to face frame.
Dentil (molding) - A pattern of tooth-like cuts often used on trim moldings.