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An Overview of Kitchen Cabinets: An Interview with Joel Woodard of Woodards Cabinets

By Joel Woodard

Please tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

We were established in 1981 by Jonathan Woodard who is a licensed general contractor. His two sons Joseph and Joel Woodard make up the rest of the company.

These are the services we offer:
Build and install custom cabinetry
Sell and install pre-fabricated cabinetry
Cabinet refacing
Cabinet refinishing and re-painting
Cabinet modifications (cosmetic and functional changes (ex. house new appliances that wouldn't fit into existing cabinet dimensions)
General remodeling (mainly in the kitchen and bath arena but encompasses all interior general remodeling)

What are the main differences between stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets?

The options you have with colors, sizes, and upgrades are almost limitless with custom cabinetry. Whereas, you are stuck with 3" multiple sizing using stock cabinetry and can only choose the colors, moldings, door styles that a specific manufacturer has decided to use.

In your opinion, what cabinet materials makes the best cabinets?

All-wood construction (uv coated plywood cabinet boxes, solid wood frames, solid wood doors and drawer fronts), soft close door hinges and drawer slides, high-end cabinet finishing.

What is one of the biggest cabinet finishes trend right now?

Using water based coatings, dark wood stain coatings, lots of painted cabinets.

What are some ways to increase the amount of storage cabinets?

Always use 42" wall cabinet heights as opposed to the 30" and 36" options. Avoid adding soffits/bulkheads and open space above the wall cabinets.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you?

We can be reached at 336-674-7556 or emailed at

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