Custom Cabinets

When ordering custom cabinets, some of the major choices involved include wood type, door style, storage options, finishing, hardware, and even cabinet lighting.  


Types of Wood

There seems to be an almost endless array of woods used for cabinet making.  Like most things, woods vary in colors, patterns and price.  The most common woods we use are:

  • Alder
  • Knotty Alder
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Hickory
  • Rustic Hickory
  • Maple
  • Poplar
  • Oak
  • Walnut

Other woods can be obtained, but are typically not as readily available.  To get an idea of a wood's appearance and suitability for a project, visit the Wood Database for more information


Door Style

Another important choice to make is the style of cabinet you want. We are more than happy to discuss options with you, but the best starting point would be to look at any of our previous work, or the Decore-Ative Specialties Gallery.  One you've selected a style, we can use our software to help you see what you project will look like.  

Storage Options

Kegg's Kreations is able to add various organizational feature to your project.  From trash pullouts to spice racks, there are many options available that will help you optimize your storage spaces.  To see just some of the options available, visit the website of Rev-A-Shelf.




After your cabinets are built, a clear protective finish will be added to protect the wood.  This is our standard finish.  However, there are other options to add to your cabinets, such as staining, and painting.


Stains are great option for changing the color of the wood while maintaining the wood's character.  Kegg's Kreations primarily uses Sherwin-Williams stains.  To see the the range of stains available, visit their website using the link above.  If you would like us to use a stain from a different company, we can certainly do that.  However, please note that some stains can be more labor intensive.  As such, there may be a price increase if you select your own stain, or a more complex tone.


Another option for finishing is using a pigmented lacquer.  Many customers want us to paint their cabinets; however, Kegg's Kreations uses pigmented lacquer, as it retains its color better over time.  Any Sherwin-Williams paint color can be made into a pigmented lacquer.  Please note that finishing cabinets with pigmented lacquer is a time consuming process.  Not only does it take longer to do, there are also additional material costs, all of which add to final price.



Another important consideration is whether or not to have knobs and pulls on the cabinets.  The choices of hardware seem endless, but to get an idea of what is available, please visit the websites below:




In recent years, under cabinet lighting has increased in popularity.  Some kitchens can be very dark, making the addition of task (under cabinet) lighting a beneficial option.  Some customers like using cabinet lighting to display antiques.  There are many options available, depending on the effect you want. To see some of these options, visit the Tresco website.