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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

 NOTE: Please see below for examples of what is described on this page.

Franker Enterprises, Inc. strives to provide our customer with an extremely high quality product at an affordable price.  Extra attentions to detail, quality workmanship and materials, as well as being functionally useful, are attributes that are found in all of our custom pieces.  This philosophy is used from the design stage, through construction and finishing, to the final installation of the completed product.

Cabinets are constructed of ” thick plywood.  The cabinet backs are ” thick plywood.  No partical board or masonite is used.  Floors, fixed shelves, and dividers are set and glued into dadoes and not merely stapled or screwed to their adjoining pieces.  Face frames are made of ” solid wood.  They are glued and pocket screwed together and then glued and pocket screwed to the cabinet.  The cabinet/face frame system is built in such a fashion as to avoid, where possible, the unsightly “butt joints” and “filler strips” so often associated with “store bought factory cabinets”.

Drawers are constructed using 9/16” thick solid wood for the sides, front and back.  The bottom is cut from ” plywood.  The sides are attached to the front and back with dovetail joints.  The floor is captured in a continuous dado.  High quality guides are used as follows:

            Component shelves-------------200# full extension Accuride 3640 series

            File drawers----------------------150# full extension Accuride 4034 series

            Tape and general storage-------100# full extension Accuride 3832 series

Doors and drawer fronts are of “style and rail” construction with raised or flat panels.   Hinges for wood doors are fully concealed and self-closing.  Glass doors will be drilled and fitted with self-closing hinges.  Edges may be machined for finger pulls or pulls may be installed.

 3/4" Plywood - Particle board is NEVER used in our products.
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Floors, fixed shelves, and dividers are set and glued into dadoes and rabbits.
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Face frames are made of 3/4" solid wood.
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Face frames are pocket screwed together and then glued and pocket screwed to the cabinet.
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Face frames are pocket screwed and clamped.
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Special techniques are used to create arched tops.
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Drawers are constructed using 9/16” thick solid wood for the sides, front and back.  The bottom is cut from ” plywood.  The sides are attached to the front and back with dovetail joints.
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This type construction holds up much better than a stapled or nailed joint.
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Notice in the above pictures that the stapled joint in the plywood front is separating.

Only high quality full extension drawer guides are used.
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Not this!
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Typical drawer and door fronts are of "style and rail" construction.
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Shelves are constructed of 3/4" plywood with rabbited nosings.
(bottom of shelf is shown)
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Other custom work can be done as well.  If you have something in mind, please contact me.


Specializing in custom built entertainment systems