Crown Point Cabinet Factory Tour

Project: Vermont Farmhouse, Episode 7, Part 2

Painting is getting started on the exterior of the house. Bob is shown the techniques being used to paint the front fa├žade, and custom cabinets from Crown Point Cabinetry are ready to go in the kitchen. Ryley and Pat Cloutier will install the cabinets, but first, Bob takes us on a tour of the Crown Point factory in Claremont, NH to see what goes into their construction.
Part 1: Exterior Painting With an Airless Sprayer
Part 2: Crown Point Cabinet Factory Tour
Bob visits with Brian Stowell at the Crown Point Cabinet factory in Claremont, NH. Crown Point uses a number of different woods for their cabinets, including quartersawn oak, Appalachian cherry, Honduras mahogany, and silver maple, while the interiors of the boxes are made from premium hardwood plywood.

Crown Point uses a computer numeric controlled overhead router to cut the pieces for the boxes. It runs an entire sheet of plywood making all the cuts, dadoes, peg holes, etc., maximizing the use of the wood and reducing the chance for human error.

Hardwood for the doors are hand-selected and cut to length in the chop saw. Grains are visually matched before jointing, then glued up on a large glue clamp rack with a special glue able to withstand the heat needed for the oven-baked finish.

Raised panels are shaped by a high-speed profile cutter to get their beveled edges. Door construction is essentially tongue and groove. They are hand- and machine-sanded and then either hand-stained or painted with an old-fashioned milk-painted finish.
Part 3: Installing Crown Point Kitchen Cabinets
The wooded New England setting, with quaint towns and covered bridges, provides the perfect backdrop for building a traditional Vermont-style farmhouse.

Bob works with the Quechee Lakes Development Company to build a residence that hearkens back to the past yet satisfies the needs of a family in the new millennium.