Your Trusted Source for Custom Cabinets in Kansas City
We design, build, and install custom wood cabinets and casework. Whether you are looking for new wood kitchen cabinets, new built-in cabinets, or to modify an existing cabinet or casework, our skilled team of craftsmen will provide you a product of the highest quality. Our products and services include:
"I can’t begin to express our utter satisfaction with our decision to go with Madison Custom Woodcrafts. The entire process, from measuring the cabinets to final installation was not just timely, but nearly two times faster than any cabinets we could have ordered."
Michael | Olathe, KS
Why Choose Custom Wood Cabinets from MCW?
Our custom built cabinets and built-ins are designed and constructed to meet your specific needs and preferences. We listen to you before designing any cabinets. Our cabinets are built to last because we use higher grade materials than what you will find from big box retailers or other kitchen cabinet shops.
100% American-made quality
Built by skilled craftsman using traditional and modern techniques
Built to your design or inspiration- custom designed through a collaborative process incorporating choice of materials, hardware and finish
All pieces are custom
We use a higher grade of construction materials – no press or chip board used.
Madison Custom Wodocrafts’ lifetime guarantee.
Cabinet Construction Materials
- Maple / Rustic Maple
- Red Oak
- White Oak
- Hickory / Rustic Hickory
- Beech / Rustic Beech
- Alder / Rustic Alder
- Knotty Alder
Maple / Rustic Maple Wood
Maple is a stiff, strong heavy wood with a tight, uniform straight and fine grain pattern and a smooth surface. Characteristics include burled grain, pin knots, and caramelizing. It is white to off-white cream in color.
Rustic Maple shares the same attributes as Maple, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Maple and are not considered a defect.
Hardwood known for its grain and for aging from a pinkish tone to a warm reddish hue. It has brown pith flecks and small gum pockets that accent the already appealing grain pattern. The color of Cherry is considered unique among the hardwoods.
Domestic wood widely used in a variety of projects. Light-colored like Maple with coarser grain like Oak. Ash tends to darken as it ages.
Red Oak Wood
Red Oak is very strong and very hard with high durability and wear resistance. It is reddish in color and with dark, elongated grains and cathedrals. The grain lines provide a nice contrast to the color of the wood.
White Oak Wood
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Conversely, Red Oak tends to be slightly redder, but is by no means a reliable method of determining the type of oak. Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.
Walnut is a domestic hardwood that is attractive, tight-grained, and improves with age. Walnut is the only North American dark wood; its color is a dark chocolate brown. Its color also goes well with other wood species when choosing an end grain butcher block.
Hickory / Rustic Hickory Wood
Hickory is a very heavy, hard and dense wood. Domestic open-grained hardwood that is often used for rustic applications. The grain is generally straight and can range from blond to medium brown with a reddish hue. Hickory is denser, stiffer, and harder than either Oak or Maple.
Rustic Hickory has many of the same attributes as Hickory, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
Keep in mind that adjacent door and drawer fronts can appear radically different from each other, with the “mild” one having a fairly consistent grain and color distribution and the “wild” one showcasing three different colors. This is considered normal and is not in any way a defect.
Mahogany has long been the choice in fine furniture and millwork. Mahogany wood countertops are a light to deep brown with a reddish hue. The grain is straight to interlocked, with medium to course texture.
Birch tends to be a light reddish brown, with nearly white sapwood. Occasionally figured pieces are available with a wide, shallow curl similar to the curl found in Cherry. Grain is generally straight or slightly wavy, with a fine, even texture. Low natural luster.
Beech / Rustic Beech Wood
Beech is a plentiful, sustainable, carefully managed species. It is a hard, strong, durable wood with a fairly straight grain pattern and a relatively smooth surface. Colors vary from light to mid-tone brown, with some dark brown heartwood streaks.
Rustic Beech shares the same attributes as Beech but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
When light to medium-colored stains are used, grain patterns and ray flecks will be more prominent. Darker stains will subdue the color variations and enhance the grain pattern.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Beech and are not considered a defect.
Alder / Rustic Alder Wood
Alder is a moderately light and slightly soft hardwood, with a smooth surface and may display pin knots, grain “fuzz” and mineral streaks. Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The overall grain pattern and appearance is like Birch -though redder than Birch. Alder has closed pores, and a fine, even grain. The grain is usually straight but can also be wild or irregular depending on the growth form of each individual tree.
Rustic Alder shares the same attributes as Alder, but with more intense color variations, color streaks, knots and burls, as well as extreme grain patterns.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Alder and are not considered a defect.
Knotty Alder Wood
Knotty Alder tends to be a light tan to reddish brown; color darkens and reddens with age. There is no visible distinction between heartwood and sapwood. The overall grain pattern and appearance is like Birch -though redder than Birch. Alder has closed pores, and a fine, even grain. The grain is usually straight but can also be wild or irregular depending on the growth form of each individual tree.
Cabinet Door Styles
The terms inset and overlay refer to the space showing of the frame of the cabinet box. An inset door is set inside of the frame. Inset doors are used with European and modern style cabinets.
Shaker doors have a flat recessed center panel with a square frame.
Raised Panel Doors
Doors that have center panel which is raised differently the door frame. They can have contoured edges to give it a distinct appearance and style. These types of doors are generally used for traditional door designs.
This type of door will have a raised panel that has a half of an oval shaped curve located on the top portion.
This type of door will have a raised panel with a curved top portion.
This type of door has a glass center panel.
Bead Board Doors
This type of door has a decorative wood paneling which has vertical grooves.
This type of door is flat with no center panel or frame.
This type of door has a decorative interior edge that require a miter at each corner of the frame.
Applied Molding Doors
This type of door is created using an inside edge profile, outside edge profile, face-applied or inside-edge applied molding and panel profile.
This type of door is a version of a glass door with center frames.
Madison Custom Woodcrafts offers both types of cabinetry – Framed and Frameless. Each type of cabinets has advantages and offer various styles and design options. To help you decide which best suits your project, here a few details to help you differentiate between framed and frameless cabinets.
- This is a more common, American style cabinet.
- Face frames allow for easier installation and door/drawer adjustment.
- The face frame provides stability, keeping the cabinet square.
- More options in sizes and modifications in a framed cabinet line.
- This style offers a sleeker, modern look that’s popular in Europe.
- Offers full access to the cabinet interior, and larger drawer box capacity.
We use undermount, steel, soft-closing drawer glides (slides). These glides are hidden and allow for ease of removal of drawer if necessary. The soft-closing dampening function of the glides results no slamming of drawers and is almost silent when opening and closing the drawer.
The undermount glides are superior to nylon roller and side-mounted glides. The undermount glides allow for full access to the drawer, provide the greatest amount of storage space within the drawer, and do not wear like other types of glides.
We use European-style soft-close hinges. These concealed hinges will give you the easy three-way cam adjustability that European hinges have become famous for. Because the hinges are completely concealed when the door is closed, your options for knobs and pulls are practically unlimited. The quick release allows for easy removal of the door from the cabinet box. These hinges are available for all types of cabinet faces and door options.
Cabinet Box Construction
Our cabinets are constructed to provide long-term strength, stay square, and make installation of the cabinets and countertops easier. Therefore, we use full length braces at the top of each base cabinet in the front and back. We also use braces in the back of each cabinet at the top and bottom. All of our cabinets have a ¼’ solid back panel.
The use of 4 braces and a solid back panel provide superior strength and durability over cheaper methods. All the braces and back panel is glued and nailed securely into place. The full back panel provides the strongest cabinet construction since the strength of the panel extends from top to bottom and side to side. If a cut needs to be made to accommodate wiring or plumbing, the back will retain its integrity.
We can build any type of cabinet, whether it is doors only, drawers only, drawer over door, pull-out doors, trash pull-out, plate holder, wine rack, or other.
Wood Cabinet Finishes
2k polyurethane is extremely durable, two component acrylic polyurethane that is GREENGUARD Certified and offers exceptional high build and clarity, excellent chemical and mar resistance, true non-yellowing performance and a full range of sheens. POLARION Interior clear high solids, water white formula was specifically designed for interior wood surfaces that are exposed to moisture, heat and household chemicals. It can be used for interior wood surfaces that require a hard durable finish. Meets AWI specifications for polyurethane chemical resistance. Meets KCMA specifications for withstanding substances typically found in kitchens and bathrooms. Contact and dry time of each chemical is in accordance with AWI and KCMA test procedures.
We offer a wide spectrum of stain colors. We can also match any stain color that you prefer. The stains available are dependent upon the choice of wood species.
Furniture Pre-Cat Clear lacquer represents the latest in durable, long lasting wood finishing technology and is specifically developed for the furniture industry. Furniture Pre-Cat Clear has a nice smooth-touch feel, optimal flow, clarity and outstanding depth of color and provides more moisture, scratch and mar resistance than nitrocellulous lacquer.
We offer cabinets specifically built to be painted. We use plywood specifically made to be painted for a smooth even finish. Either have us paint them or have a professional painter do the job.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
How long will my order take?
The amount of time for us to provide your order is dependent upon our current workload. We will include an expected delivery date on our quote.
Do you have a showroom?
We do not have a showroom; we are happy to meet with you at your location where we can review samples and design ideas.
Can you match our existing cabinet doors?
Yes, we can build doors to match your current cabinet doors.
Do you finish the cabinets?
We provide cabinets both finished and unfinished. There is an additional charge for finishing the cabinets.
How do I clean and care for my custom wood cabinets?
Use a solution of a mild dishwashing soap and warm water. Immediately dry your cabinets with a clean soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaners containing bleach or silicon
Dust cabinets periodically to remove loose particles. A clean cloth is all that is required. Do not use pre-moistened dusting sheets. They are not needed or recommended.
Can I get a color sample?
Yes, we can provide you a sample of stained wood species.
Do you provide the knobs and pulls?
Knobs and pulls are not included with our quote, although the installation is included. We can provide you with catalogs to select the hardware and obtain them for you.
Do your cabinets have matching interior finishes?
Painted cabinets are painted on the interior, but drawers are not painted.
Stained cabinets are sealed on the interior but not stained unless specifically required by the client.
Do you offer soft close door hinges and drawer glides?
Soft close drawers are standard and soft close door hinges are an upgrade. This is specified in our quote.