Team BUILD recently spent some time at our SPD cabinet shop and we’ve got all kinds of design goodies to share for today’s BUILDblog post.

We’ve been designing up a custom wine rack concept that is integral to a wenge veneer cabinet package. Aluminum pipe is cut and finished smooth to create a nice clean geometry for bottle storage. It’s one of those designs where the guts looks so good that it’s hard to cover ’em up.

Our spring loaded cabinet scribe is proving to be an excellent solution to uneven walls and unknown conditions. Hit play on the vid below and get the scoop.

By filling standard aluminum profiles with built-up apple-ply sections, we’re achieving stronger table frames and cleaner connections. The sheen of the aluminum and the exposed edges of the apple-ply also complement each other nicely. Metal or wood dowels are added to lock-in the connections. Stay tuned for some dining room tables using this assembly.

This cabinet made of wenge veneer uses aluminum side plates for a design-forward aesthetic. Some new custom made pulls are also getting tested in the shop.

Wood veneers are being added to aluminum sheets. We’re not quite sure what we’ll do with this technology yet but it’s got a smoking hot look.

Some variations on our classic wood bench line are adding new geometries and materials to the collection.

We’re introducing some new reveals and edge-banding techniques which continue to develop a timeless modern aesthetic to the cabinet packages. This maple cabinet package below uses 1/4″ edge-banding and 3/8″ reveals with some new methods of assembly for efficient production.

This wall-clip system is still being tested for wall hung cabinets. It will allow cabinet boxes to be added, removed or swapped out anytime by the homeowner.

The Sure-Hook from Rockler Hardware has turned our spray booth into an efficient machine. By attaching to the bored hole for the hinges – the hangers allow exposure of all sprayed surfaces. They’re easy to use and quick to mount. Kudos to Rockler.

Blum’s new motion slides are being implemented in all of our cabinet packages. They’ve got a clean, sleek look and work nicely with a modern cabinet package.

And if you need some new toys, check out this custom hot-iron logo brander by Hexacon.


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