Month: February 2016

The roots of Kountry Kraft are founded in furniture making, and our company is proud to partner with local Pennsylvania artisans to offer the American Heirloom Collection of fine furniture, a high quality line of handcrafted furniture that satisfies even the most discerning customers.  American Heirlooms furniture is built from Pennsylvania cherry, oak and maple harvested from the Northeastern USA.  It is crafted using state-of-the-art equipment to aid in the efficiency and quality of manufacturing, but we still provide the top quality craftsmanship our customers have come to expect.

American Heirloom custom tables can be built in many shapes and styles.  The line includes both dropleaf and drawleaf tables to provide extra space when needed.  Style options include rectangle extension, round extension, gathering extension, farm tables, dinette, Queen Ann, pedestal, pub, innkeeper, colonial, reeded, and Yarmouth extension tables.

Custom tables are available with a variety of edge options and finishes, including hand-planed tops that give finished tables a truly authentic antiqued appearance.  Table legs are bolted to sturdy corner brackets to provide secure leg support, extending the life of the furniture.  Legs also include table levelers to adjust to uneven flooring, a finishing touch not often found in commercially manufactured tables.  All American Heirlooms pedestal tables have extension slides to provide smooth extension that is dependable for years of use. Many of the extension and pedestal tables also have self-storing leaves, eliminating the need to find a safe place to store leaves between uses.

Pictured below is a round shaker custom table and eight spindle arm chair and side chairs from the American Heirlooms series.  This is just one of the many table styles available in the line.  To see the extended line of American Heirlooms custom furniture, which also includes chairs, benches and children’s furniture, request a catalog by contacting us at 610-589-4575.

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Each month I am pleased to have the opportunity to highlight one of the talented designers in our dealer network who work with us to create beautiful cabinetry projects in homes all around the country. This month’s custom kitchen designer focus is True North Cabinets in New Canaan, CT.

True North truly offers “exceptional designs for your lifestyle.”  Their award-winning family owned business is managed by Ken and Louise Pascal, and their beautiful designs have been featured in many national publications and in many prominent homes

True North provides custom kitchen remodeling and full kitchen design services, including cabinetry, stone work, back splash, wall color, fixtures, flooring and more.  Their high-quality, custom made kitchen solutions are among some of the best designs we produce, and we always enjoy the opportunity to create new and exciting cabinetry projects in collaboration with the True North team.

In the above photos we are pleased to highlight this traditional style kitchen in New Canaan, CT, which you will also see featured on the Kountry Kraft home page.  This kitchen features beautiful white beaded inset cabinets crafted of Hard Maple wood.  The doors are complete with the Schaub 706-PN hardware. The drawers feature the Schaub 732-PN hardware.  The door design is TW10 with an ogee framing bead, and the color is real brushed stroke VM-81680 finish.

In addition to creating beautiful kitchens, Ken and Louise continuously look to give back to their community. They have made charitable donations to 25+ organizations to date such as New Canaan Cares, Salvation Army and United Way to name a few. Being part of their community is incredibly important to them.

If you live in New Canaan and the surrounding area, consider True North for your cabinetry needs.  For more information visit their website or call them at (203)972-3921.  Let them know I sent you!

Custom Office Cabinets in Media, PABuilding cabinetry, in and of itself, requires a great deal of skill.  Learning to make quality cabinetry requires years training and experience, guided by master craftsman.  It truly is an art – which is why woodworkers are called artisans.  At Kountry Kraft our master craftsman have more than 1500 combined years of experience.  1500 years of experience – that is a staggering number!  It is this basis of skill that our quality is built upon, and it is why we are capable of building truly high quality cabinetry customized for our customers needs.

One of our most technically advanced products is distressed cabinetry.  Hours of skilled labor go into the distressing process in order to create a sophisticated distressed finish that looks realistic.  Distressing wood gives it an aged appearance, making it look worn and weathered.  The process for creating distressed cabinetry actually involves first finishing the wood to achieve one finished effect, and then intentionally “unfinishing” it in places by damaging the finish.  Craftsmen use sandpaper and strippers in some sections of the finished piece to give it that distressed feeling.  There is a very specific technique required in choosing how to distress the wood to achieve the proper effect. Without the skill to know how much area to distress, what product to use, and how much pressure to apply, distressing can go very wrong, ruining the finished product.

Distressed finishes are the hallmark of rustic and vintage designs, and distressed cabinetry is in high demand with our kitchen designers. The skilled artisans at Kountry Kraft have perfected hundreds of distressing options utilizing a combination of our finishes, paints and glazes, and our network of skilled designers can help guide you to the distressed finish that is suits your personal style and needs.  Contact a skilled Kountry Kraft designer today, and explore our many projects on Houzz for examples of our finishing options.

 

Many people believe that custom cabinetry is only useful in large spaces where there is plenty of room to expand.  Or they mistakenly believe they must have a big area to do a renovation that involves custom cabinetry.  But the truth is, custom cabinetry is ideal for small spaces where you need to use every inch of space effectively to create a functional room.  Custom cabinetry for small spaces, with accessories designed to maximize your space, can truly make a difference in a home.

At Kountry Kraft we have the ability to truly customize cabinetry to the homeowners exact needs.  Working with one of our talented designers, you can analyze your lifestyle, map your space, and build custom cabinets that fit exactly within the space you have available.  If you have a small space with high ceilings, you can add floor to ceiling cabinetry to maximize your space.  If you have an odd corner where stock cabinetry cannot fit, our skilled designers can make that a usable space.  If countertop space is a challenge, we can build an appliance garage that takes small appliances off the counter and tucks them away neatly for future use.  Custom cabinetry for small spaces can make the most out of the existing space in your room.

We also offer a wide variety of accessories that can maximize your space.  Our base pull-out storage cabinets, wooden spice racks, pantries with food file racks, double level cutlery drawers and pull out cutting boards are just a few items that can provide maximum impact within a minimal space.  The images above demonstrate a few of ideas for custom cabinetry for small spaces. Many other options are available – and special accessories can be built especially to suit your needs.

If you have a small space, it is worthwhile to speak to a skilled kitchen designer for an estimate on adding custom cabinetry for small spaces to your home.  Why choose stock cabinetry when it won’t effectively use the space you have available?  Visit our dealer locator to find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you, and check out some of our Houzz projects for design inspirations.