While decorative elements are still an essential part of kitchen design, many designers have opted to utilize more simplistic or understated architectural accents. With the overwhelming response to the introduction of our new legs and corbels last spring, we are expanding our decorative accents to include another series of square post designs. These new Mission posts are available in plain, full rout, partial rout and chamfered corner. Cherry, Hard Maple, Red Oak and Paint Grade can be specified for whole, half and 3/4 notched posts. These posts are in style, functional and timeless, fitting well into both traditional and contemporary settings. See the Mission posts on 12.10A in your Custom Products Manual.
Our newest option, weathered grain, creates a highly textured and rustic appearance on Conestoga’s slab and 5-piece doors and drawer fronts. The texturing process removes softer areas of wood within the growth rings, producing a look that resembles old weathered barn wood without the compromising cracks, voids and splits. The Weathered Grain option is available on several species including Alder, Cherry, Hickory, Pine and MDF, but looks most authentic on Red and White Oak, especially Quarter Sawn or Rift Oak.
When painting cabinetry, a coat of primer is necessary to ensure flaws in the substrate are masked and the accurate, consistent color is achieved on the cabinet’s surface. A layer of good quality primer also assists in the curing cycle and can eliminate the need for additional coats of paint to fill porous areas within the wood. For darker finishes we’ve found that tinting our white primer, using a Prism Paint or Colourtone, can avoid inconsistent finishes. We are now making these tinted primers available to specify on your primed products and to purchase from our Duraguard loose finishes program. Light grey, medium grey and dark grey now augment our current white primer.
Our Aluminum Frame Door Collection continues to generate interest and subsequent sales growth as a result of recent profile additions and expanded panel insert options. Conestoga is pleased to introduce a new design featuring a striking fusion of metal and the bold colors of Parapan. AF006 and AF006S employ a minimal aluminum or stainless finish edge treatment which frames the Parapan center panel.