50th Anniversary for Decore-ative Specialties
In 1965, standard-sized cabinets were all the rage, the average turnaround time on components was weeks — not days — and the tape-controlled routing and shaping machine was still a year away from making its mark in the woodworking industry. It was against this backdrop that Jack Lansford Sr. made the pivotal decision to start a custom wood door factory to service small cabinetmakers in Southern California.Submitted By: Karen M. Koenig on 07/09/2015 Categories: About Decore
Perfectly Balanced Two-Tone Kitchen
When it comes to producing its strikingly attractive custom cabinetry, Funtime Cabinet Factory is deadly serious. The Canoga Park, CA-based custom cabinet business goes to great lengths to design, fabricate and install products that meet the approval of even its most discerning clients.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius , Rich Christianson on 05/06/2015 Categories: Gallery Products
Easy-to-Use Online Ordering with Anytime
In 1965, ordering custom cabinet components was not as convenient as when Jack Lansford, Sr. started Decore-ative Specialties. Now, Anytime® Online Account Management provides customers with the freedom to build, submit and review orders online.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius and Rich Christianson on 01/22/2015 Categories: About Decore Products
Drawer Box Design Elements
Incorporating drawer boxes into cabinetry projects is a great way to add value and benefit for homeowners. Maximizing the usability of lower cabinets is an important design element for aging adult customers who want to stay safe and independent in their own homes.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 01/08/2015 Categories: Gallery Products
Find Design Inspiration for 2015
Twelve new galleries are now available to explore and build inspiration for your 2015 projects. Each of these galleries features a slide show of a completed kitchen cabinet project, plus information about door styles, finishes and other design details. We invite you to dive in, take a closer look and most of all get inspired!Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 12/30/2014 Categories: Gallery Products
Helping Out Hope House
Decore-ative Specialties' Andrew Lansford donates Thanksgiving turkeys to Hope HouseSubmitted By: Calla Davy on 11/26/2014 Categories: Charity
Decore-ative Specialties Hosts WPMA Members
Decore-ative Specialties hosted members of the Wood Products Manufacturers Association on Wednesday, October 15th in their Monroe facility. WPMA members were provided an extensive tour of Decore-ative’s eastern operations.Submitted By: Joel Boyles on 10/21/2014 Categories: About Decore
Water-Based Finish Glaze Processes: 4 Appealing Application Options
Our Water-Based Finish line offers four glaze application processes to suit your design needs. Each process produces a different look and can also be varied based on the specific stain and glaze colors chosen.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 07/25/2014 Categories: Products
Dovetail Drawer Boxes
Maple continues to be one of your best options for dovetail drawer boxes, especially as the market price of some high end material prices creep up. Soft Maple, Promo Soft Maple, Aspen, and Prefinished 9-Ply Birch are also light colored drawer box materials available at excellent prices.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 07/16/2014 Categories: Products
7 Tips for Photographing Your Work
A picture is worth a thousand words. Though the saying may be cliché, when it comes to sharing your work and featuring your custom cabinetmaking abilities, good pictures can be essential to selling your next job. Each project you complete is unique and photos of your projects will give you a way to show future clients different options and upgrades.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 07/03/2014 Categories: Gallery
A key figure in the success of Decore-ative Specialties has been the leadership of Jack Lansford, Jr. in the expansion of its products and capabilities, which in turn has influenced the custom cabinet market.
Closing for Labor Day
As a reminder, we will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. We will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.
Closing for Independence Day
As a reminder, we will be closed Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. We will return to normal operating hours on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.
New Catalog and Pricing Guide!
We recently released our newest wood catalog and pricing guide! Combined with artistic photography and industrial design, our wood catalog provides over 200 pages of the most comprehensive product offering in the custom cabinet components industry.
WMIA 2016 Innovator of the Year
Decore-ative Specialties’ use of a custom CNC shaper sander has significantly increased capacity and improved production in its cabinet door making process.