1 Face frame : This part is commonly standard : 3/4" thick and 1 1/2" wide, kiln-dried hardwood assembled under pressure with glue and dowel. So you only need to decide whether it will be face framed or frameless on this part.
2 Cabinet door: This is the most import part you need to consider.
Cabinet door joint type:
Cabinet door overlay : Full overlay or standard overlay
3 Drawer : Is drawer front Slab or five-piece structure? Is the drawer box solid wood or plywood? Dovetailed construction?
4 End panel : Most regular is 1/2" plywood cabinet box on a face framed cabinet. You can choose to use 5/8" plywood too. For a frameless cabinet you can choose to use either 5/8" or better 3/4" plywood.
5 Drawer glides : You have various options for your drawer glides:
Metal clip & Cam-lock: The common merit of the two jointer is either of them provide a easy way to assemble the RTA cabinets fast with mere simple tools, so both suit for DIY customers and professional customers. A drawback of metal clip is it may make your cabinet line seems cheap sometimes, so someone see this kind of low end and prefer cam-lock. Cam-lock may seems nicer, yet its own drawback is the assembly of this construction is a little more complex than metal clip, as metal clip only need a screwdriver and cam-lock need to be install into slot of panels with a hammer, then use screwdriver to fasten. Paul Cabinet Sourcing's suggest is metal clip as it is a stronger accessory.
So far, if you are seriously interested in creating your own unique cabinet line, list all of your cabinet specification or features in a excel spreadsheet would be very helpful. Download our free template of cabinet specs from right side. Or welcome to contact Paul Cabinet Sourcing to discuss your new cabinet line or consult with us on an cabinet line issue.