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
Ready for a Shake Up?
Turn the page of any home design magazine or spend time on Houzz.com and you will inevitably find a shaker style door. This style has seen a significant increase in popularity in the past couple years. It is a diverse door style that can be used across several different design aesthetics, making it an excellent choice for many homeowners.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 06/24/2014 Categories: Products
Customization is exactly what this customer did when smartly designing this beautiful kitchen. To bring this kitchen a look of its own they used a distinct material around the stove area, modified frame widths to tackle unique requirements, and incorporated beaded panels and French Lite doors.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 06/18/2014 Categories: Products
A Modern Craftsman Home
When completely remodeling a large craftsman home, the homeowner smartly chose to use the same cabinetry throughout the home for a seamless transition from room to room. The clean lines and built-in cabinetry retain the Craftsman look with a modern, airy feeling.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 06/12/2014 Categories: Products
To Remodel or Relocate-That is the Question!
Similar to many of us with growing families, the owners of this beautiful home were confronted with the common question; “Should we remodel or relocate?” Even with an improving economy, answering this question can have lasting consequences.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 06/09/2014 Categories: Products
Stanford University's Multi-Family Housing Makeover
Decore-ative Specialties recently helped makeover Stanford University's multi-family housing developments.Submitted By: Chanda Erselius on 05/30/2014 Categories: Products
Listen to the Lights Covina, CA
On Friday, December 6, 2013, several employees, their family members, and the surrounding community experienced the 8th opening of the “Listen to the Lights” celebration, hosted by Eric Lansford.Submitted By: Calla Davy on 12/25/2013 Categories: Charity
Aztlan 5K East Los Angeles College
On August 11, 2013, several Decore-ative Specialties employees and their family members participated in the Aztlan 5K Walk/Run at the historic East Los Angeles College.Submitted By: Calla Davy on 09/30/2013 Categories: Charity
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.
Celebrating Milestones: Bill Shaw Retiring After 19 Years!
On March 9th, 2018, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of William B. Shaw, Chief Financial Officer.
Celebrating Milestones: Isidro Yanez Retiring After 44 Years!
On January 15th, 2018, Decore-ative Specialties celebrated the retirement of Isidro Yanez. Serving in a variety of production roles, Isidro began his employment in 1974 at our El Monte, CA facility. Originally working on our sanding line, Isidro also contributed to our door inspection team when we transferred to our Irwindale, CA production facility.
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.