DOOR CONSTRUCTION



Kitchen scene featuring Aspire cabinets


Solid Wood Doors


People love the beauty and durability of wood. Nothing could be more natural. Compare Wellborn’s solid wood doors to some other manufacturers’ and you will see that many make doors of only thin veneers that look like solid wood. On the surface however, you can quickly tell the difference, and if you take a close look, you will agree that the beauty of solid wood is vastly different. That is why Wellborn uses solid wood from the USA. Enjoy the lasting beauty and strength of a solid wood product for a lifetime.
Log being inspected

Quality Begins With the Tree

Wellborn quality permeates every step of the cabinet process, beginning with the logs that are hand picked for our vertically integrated sawmill. 

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Photo of solid wood door stiles and rails
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Solid Wood Door Stiles and Rails

Solid Wood Raised Center Panel
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Solid Wood Raised Center Panel

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Notch and Peg System

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Foam Inserts

Door Front cutaway photo

Wellborn’s solid wood doors and drawer fronts are 100% natural, solid hardwood, grown in the United States, and are hand selected from our own lumber yard and timber processing mill.
Photo showing miter frame construction

Wellborn has several doors that incorporate the strength and beauty of mitered construction. The stiles are cut at a 45° angle, then precisely aligned with a blind mortise and tenon joint and glued.


Crafted By People Who Care

The inspectors on the chop saws trim stacks of kiln-dried lumber daily, selecting only top quality parts. Each door panel’s parts are hand selected and strategically positioned for matching wood grain and color consistency. Doors, drawer fronts and face frames are hand sanded, front and back, to eliminate cross grain scratches and burley marks. A notch and peg system designed into the top and bottom of the center panel positions it securely within the door’s stiles and rails.


Employee installing foam inserts

Foam inserts are placed within the door frames before the center panel is installed to stabilize the panel and allow for expansion that may occur due to changes in humidity. 
Employee performing quality inspection

Each door is inspected for color variation and part defects to ensure Wellborn’s standard of superior quality.


Recessed Panel Doors

Hardwood veneers are thin slices of wood which are bonded to a reconstructed wood product. Wellborn offers economically priced recessed panel doors that have a 3⁄16” thick wood veneer center panel surrounded by solid wood stiles and rails. Drawer fronts and face frames are select quality solid hardwood.
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Recessed door panel cutaway photo
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Concealed Hinges

Most door hinges have 6-way adjustability — vertically, horizontally, and in and out — and feature a Lifetime Warranty with our WellLine Hinges. Some product lines are standard with soft close hinge feature.

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Recessed Door Panels Provide

  • Consistent Grain Pattern
  • Consistent Finish
  • Less Affected by Humidity
  • Long Term Beauty

Photo of Door Closing



Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) Cabinet Doors

What is MDF and how is it constructed?

Using high pressure and temperatures, MDF is formed by combining wood fibers with a wax resin binder to form panels. It is made of wood veneer. It is much more dense than normal particle board. This is a durable and tough wood product, commonly used in the construction industry.

Pros for using MDF cabinet doors or MDF center panels

  • Solid 1 piece routed fiberboard doors are excellent for painted finishes
    • It is a natural for painted finishes, providing a beautiful smooth finish, without wood grain showing through
    • Painted finishes on MDF will not crack in the joints
  • MDF does not expand or contract in humid/moist environments
    • Center panels made of MDF will not contract like wood. This is wonderful because when a wood center panel contracts the center panel pulls away slightly from the frame and can result in a slight area of unfinished wood showing
    • MDF is also a great choice for Inset frame cabinetry since expanding wood doors could cause doors to rub and become difficult to open
  • It is made 100% of recycled product
MDF cabinet door unfinished
Sanding edges
raw door entering machine for base coat

Door being sprayed in machine
Door after being sprayed in machine
Finished cabinet doors

Hand spraying final coats on doors
Hand spraying final coats on doors
Finished MDF kitchen




Aspire Melamine Slab Door Construction

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Aspire slab doors feature 1mm ABS edgeband applied using Zero Edge Technology. Zero Edge Technology allows both straight and curved edges to adhere without visible joints, unmatched edges or unsightly glue lines.


Employee readying board for Edge banding

Roll of Edge Banding mounted on Edge banding machine

Employee readying Edge banding

Brilliant Door Collection

Edge Banding Options

Standard

Standard Edge Banding for Brilliant Door Collection—Matching Edge

Matching Edge

Options

Option 1  - Aluminum Finish Edge
Aluminum Finish Edge
Option e - Accent Edge banding
Accent Edge
* Available on Gloss Blanco, Gloss Marine, Gloss Ink, Gloss Flint, Bronzed Leather and Dusk Laminate Colors


Brilliant Collection SFKs finished

Photo showing some of edge banding options applied to doors


Aspire Melamine 5-Piece Door Construction

Aspires 5-piece doors have 1mm ABS edgeband applied using Zero Edge Technology. Zero Edge Technology allows both straight and curved edges to adhere without visible joints, unmatched edges or unsightly glue lines.

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Photo showing 3 Melamine cabinet doors with 5-Piece construction. Also show 1 5-piece drawer head

Edge Banding

Standard

Standard Edge Banding example- Matching Edge

Matching Edge

Photo of heavy textured melamine 5-piece cabinet doors


Decorative Wood, Wire and Glass Cabinet Doors

Wellborn Mullion Doors, Decorative Glass Doors, Decorative Wood Doors are all crafted with the same attention to detail as our standard cabinet doors. However, these beauties allow you to showcase your prized possessions in a eye catching display sure to garner the attention of friends and family. The photos below are only a few of the options you have when it comes to Decorative Doors. Start exploring Decorative Door options now!




Decorative Metal Cabinet Doors

Aluminum is characteristically lightweight and has high reflectivity, enhancing the illumination in your home. View additional information on the Element Designs Metal Door Program.
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