Questions & Answers
Q: What products do you offer?
A: Only the finest handcrafted, custom cabinetry, built by our own craftsmen in beautiful Bucks County, PA.
Q: What is custom?
A: At Superior Woodcraft, every cabinet is truly custom-built for size, shape, finish, wood specie, distressing and detailing. We do not offer any semi-custom or stock products.
Q: Am I limited in my choice of finishes or cabinetry and door styles?
A: No. A countless variety of door styles and finishes, in conjunction with our ability to develop custom colors and styles, will provide nearly infinite options.
Q: What is semi-custom?
A: The option of a limited number of styles and colors for a stock product that is offered in standard sizes. Sometimes these stock sizes can be modified, but at substantial cost. Custom colors, styles and cabinet sizes are not generally available from semi-custom product lines.
Q: How do I start?
A: The first step is to locate a dealer in your area. We recommend contacting that dealer directly for specific information about initiating a project. Please click here to find a dealer in your area.
Q: How long does it take to design a project?
A: Designing is a process and good design is never rushed. Due to the highly intricate nature of custom designs, most clients will spend 2 to 6 months or longer with a designer before finalizing their cabinet order. The amount of time needed for design is driven by the scale and complexity of the project as well as the client’s own unique needs and wants.
Q: What is your lead time for building cabinets?
A: Your cabinets will be individually handcrafted; this level of customization requires a little more time than factory production. Lead times vary and are updated regularly. Delivery dates are based on current lead times and will be confirmed at the time of contract. Your designer can provide you with specific details and will keep you informed as your project progresses.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Since there is no standard product, it is difficult to provide a standard price. Pricing can only be determined after a project has been sufficiently designed and each cabinet and component can be individually identified and priced. When initiating a project, a client should be prepared to present a budget figure to allow the designer to create a plan that is relevant and appropriate.
Q: How do I care for my cabinets?
A: Superior Woodcraft cabinets are fine furniture, and should be treated as such. Please view our Basic Cabinet Care guidelines for detailed information.
Q: I have heard that Cherry darkens with age, is this true?
A: A number of wood species, including cherry, are photosensitive, meaning they change in appearance as a result of exposure to sunlight. The change can be subtle to moderate, depending on the actual finish, wood specie and amount of light, particularly ultra violet light waves that your cabinets are exposed to.
Q: How consistent will the color and grain of my wood cabinets be?
A: Natural wood will always vary in color and grain. In nature, no two trees are exactly alike and neither are any two pieces of wood. These variations enhance the charm and unique characteristics of wood and should be appreciated as such.
Q: Does all wood expand and contract?
A: Yes, though to varying degrees depending on the type of wood and the climate in which you live. Wood shrinks or swells due to loss or gain of water, so changes in of temperature and relative humidity cause wood to expand or contract. Expansion and contraction are unavoidable, but can be mitigated by consistently controlling the heat and humidity inside your home.
Q: Can I tour the woodshop to see how my cabinets will be made?
A: Shop tours are one of our greatest pleasures. If you would like to schedule a tour, please inquire through your designer.