Construction Methods

Whether you are planning to build a new home or remodel your current one, it is very likely that cabinetry will be part of your project. Cabinetry is the only “furniture” you’ll buy that will be permanently affixed to your home. The quality, style, and longevity of your cabinetry will affect your family’s lifestyle and the value of your home for years to come. The following is an overview of cabinet construction, component materials, finishes, and distribution which you should consider as you plan your project.

With an eye on design and the ethos of “less is more”, Tharp Cabinet Company has developed a new frameless cabinet solution to provide for a modern, urban, and contemporary client. Our new “Lagom” line is based upon the namesake, a Swedish word that translates to “just right”, “in balance”, and “perfect-simple” which we feel is appropriate to describe the end results that you can achieve with our line of quality cabinets.



Face Frame

Our face frame cabinets are constructed with a 1-3/4″ wide frame in the wood specie of your choice. Frames are assembled using pocket screws. Cabinet sides and shelves are 1/2″ thick furniture board or plywood. All exposed sides have an applied real wood 1/4″ thick panel. Shelves are 3/4″ thick, full-depth and fully adjustable in base and upper cabinets. The hinges are a three way adjustable European concealed hinge with a lifetime warranty.




Our European frameless cabinets are constructed of 3/4″ thick furniture board or plywood, doweled and glued. Front edges of the box are taped with a matching PVC edge tape. Exposed sides can be finished with an integrated wood veneer side or with end panels. Shelves are 3/4″ thick, full-depth and fully adjustable in base and upper cabinets. Doors are attached to the cabinet box with European full overlay hinges with a lifetime warranty.




Lagom is available in a contemporary mix of finishes, door styles, and appointments. Where Tharp Cabinet Company maintains a “custom” cabinet approach, this new line will maintain a “built to fit” aesthetic with a reduction in full line offerings to provide for a better price placement to help where budget may be a consideration.