It takes more than shaker-style doors in front of particleboard boxes to create authentic traditional cabinets. That's why, at Wesley Ellen, we use traditional methods of building, including authentic flush-inset face-framed cabinets. This is what will give your cabinets the authentic traditional look you are after.
We offer two different styles of inset cabinets: square inset cabinets and beaded inset cabinets.
A square inset face-framed cabinet has a simple square edged opening around each door and drawer opening.
A beaded inset face-framed cabinet has a 1/4" continuous bead detail around each door and drawer opening. This bead is an integral part of the frame, meaning that it is not glued and pinned on, but that it actually is part of the frame. What important difference does this make? The advantage is that over time, you're cabinets will not develop a crack in the paint at a joint where two pieces have been simply glued and pinned into place.
Your Wesley Ellen traditional cabinets will contain no particle board; the cabinet cases will be made of 3/4 inch maple plywood with a clear lacquer finish. Your drawer boxes will be made of solid maple and yes, they will be dovetailed.
Although the design and building method is traditional, your Wesley Ellen cabinets will have the latest in drawer slide technology; all drawers come with fully concealed, full extension, soft-closing slides.