New Miter Door Cabinets Provide Homeowners with Contemporary Elegance and Quality Craftsmanship

For years, high-end Mitered doors have represented contemporary elegance and quality craftsmanship, but have only been available through custom cabinet manufacturers. This is true no more. In early 2006, Shenandoah Cabinetry®, Lowe’s exclusive cabinetry manufacturer, introduced the Mitered door in the new McKinley™ Collection. The McKinley collection is part of Shenandoah’s extensive range of cabinetry styles, providing a luxurious custom-look at an affordable price.

The beautifully fashioned, precise mitered cut accents the picture-frame artistry of this graceful style. Beading and Pillow elements on the door frame add a soft, simple elegance to the door, while the smooth, rounded edge on the raised center panel enhances the classic yet contemporary look. Each door has a full overlay design reinforced by high quality joinery. The blind mortise-and-tenon joint, one of the strongest and most used joints in woodworking, is used in this collection to keep the cabinets strong while allowing for a unified look. The 3-inch door frame is visually commanding, and the recessed solid drawer provides ample space for decorative hardware. The design is also ideal for glazed finishes, which enhances the detail and allows for high-end customization.

The variety of hardwoods and finishes offered in this collection helps to further customize the look. McKinley Cherry comes in Spice, Chocolate Glaze and Bordeaux, and McKinley Maple comes in Natural, Spice, Mocha Glaze, Coffee Glaze and Honey. This collection can help transform any kitchen into a light and open, traditional retreat or a rich, modern oasis.

“Consumers want spaces that reflect their lifestyle and taste,” says Connie Edwards, director of design, Shenandoah cabinetry. “The McKinley collection gives creative design flexibility to homeowners, allowing them to create luxurious, living spaces that have charm, character and charisma.”

President Andrew Jackson used the kitchen to reflect his lifestyle, when he used to meet with a group of unofficial advisors in the White House Kitchen. He referred to them as his “Kitchen Cabinet,” thus resulting in the modern-day term, “presidential cabinet.” Kitchens have always been the center of the household and everyday living, and the McKinley collection provides a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere where ideas can flow freely, decisions can be made and nourishment can be provided.

About Shenandoah Cabinetry

Shenandoah Cabinetry, manufactured by American Woodmark Corporation and sold exclusively at Lowe’s, offers a selection of cabinets from the most popular hardwoods available, including Hickory, Oak, Maple, Cherry and White Thermo Foil. Each comes in a variety of finishes with a complete line of coordinated moldings and accessories. All Shenandoah Cabinetry comes with the Company’s TuffTech® and BeautyGuard® finishes to resist scuffs, scratches, fading and moisture, and the entire line features standard Dovetail Hardwood Drawers with the Full Access Hidden Glide Drawer System for a furniture quality fit. For more information on Shenandoah Cabinetry, visit its Web site at shenandoahcabinetry.com.

About American Woodmark Corporation

American Woodmark Corporation, located in Winchester, Va., is the third largest manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States. Offering more than 230 cabinet lines in a wide variety of designs, materials and finishes, American Woodmark products are sold through a network of dealers and distributors and directly to home centers and major homebuilders. The Company currently operates 15 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark, and view its vast array of cabinet styles, visit its Web site at americanwoodmark.com.

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McKinley™ is a trademark of American Woodmark Corporation.