Custom Cabinet Maker Kitchener: Looking for quality custom cabinets for your home? Find out more about Cerwood Custom Cabinetry and how we make our cabinets, including the design process, choosing your materials, installation, and more. Cerwood has 25 years experience in custom cabinet making, and we would love to put that expertise to work for you. Get started today!

custom cabinet maker kitchener: how we make our cabinets

Custom Cabinet Maker Kitchener: Our Process

Looking to add some new cabinetry to your home, but aren’t sure how to start? Follow this easy step-by-step process, and then read further for even more details.

  1. Visit Our Showroom
  2. Meet Our Team
  3. Hear About Our Warranties
  4. Communicate Your Vision
  5. Receive Support from Our Design Team
  6. Choose Your Materials
  7. Final Measurements Before We Construct Your Cabinets
  8. Cabinets Are Manufactured Locally
  9. Installation
  10. Enjoy Your New Cabinets!
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Start your journey to new custom cabinets by visiting one of our convenient showrooms

1. Visit Our Showroom

Come and visit one of our two conveniently located showrooms in either Kitchener of Stratford.

Kitchener Showroom:
26 Franklin Street S., Kitchener Ontario
Monday – Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Please call ahead to verify summer hours: 519-894-0219

Stratford Showroom:
82 Fraser Drive, Stratford Ontario
Monday – Friday: By Appointment

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Take a look at all of our great projects in our showroom or visit our online gallery

2. Meet Our Team

When you meet our team of professionals, you’ll discover that Cerwood Custom Cabinetry is a family-owned and operated business that truly cares about our customers. Having succeeded in the custom cabinet maker business for over 25 years is proof that our team is the best in the area and that our customers happily recommend us to their friends and family members.

Aimee at Cerwood worked with us to design new cabinets for our kitchen & bathroom…We would recommend Cerwood & Family to anyone looking for a high end kitchen, at a reasonable price! We absolutely LOVE our kitchen!

– Cathy & Steve B.

At Cerwood, we have our own designers and installers; we never subcontract these positions out. That means that our entire team is familiar with all of our products. Because of this, you won’t experience delays or incorrect installations.

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We design and install all of our own products

3. Hear About Our Warranties

Cerwood offers you a great warranty so you can feel confident that you are purchasing high-quality, custom made cabinets. Our cabinet and wood products warranty is valid for a period of one year following the date of purchase. This warranty doesn’t cover hinges and meta-box drawer systems as these parts have their own 25-year guarantee! To learn more about our warranty and its terms and conditions, click here.

4. Communicate Your Vision

At Cerwood, we understand how important it is for you to get the exact cabinetry that you want and have envisioned. That’s why we will take the time to listen to your ideas and then incorporate them into cabinetry that will work for your space.


We can help you design the perfect cabinetry for any space

5. Receive Support from Our Design Team

If you aren’t exactly sure about the design or layout that you want, don’t worry. Our expert design team is here to help you. We’ll put our more than 25 years of experience to work for you, helping and supporting you through the design process. We know what works well in any size or shape of room. We will give you a number of great options that you can choose from that will suit your budget.

6. Choose Your Materials

Cerwood offers you an extensive selection of materials and finishes to choose from.

Cabinets: Plywood is a better choice for your cabinets than particleboard. This is because plywood is lighter, sturdier, more durable, more resistant to water, and holds veneer better than particleboard. We also offer you a higher grade of melamine to reduce chipping and delaminating.

Cabinet grade plywood is different from the cheap plywood used in construction projects. It is thicker, usually 3/4 of an inch thick and pre-finished. It often has twice the number of plies, it is better laminated, and has a smoother finish. When you cut cabinet grade plywood, you get very little splintering or damage.

Cerwood offers plywood construction for the same cost as prestige melamine/particle board!

Dovetail joints are stronger than other types of joints

Drawers: You can choose from a number of different drawer choices. Cerwood manufactures our own dovetail drawers in a wide range of wood types and sizes with very budget-friendly pricing. Dovetail joints are much stronger than drawers that are stapled or pinned together or drawers that have butt joints.

You can choose from:

Solid wood drawers: Solid wood drawers are usually made from maple or birch with bottoms at least 1/2″ thick with under-mount full extension, choice of box heights, and soft-close slides.

Metabox: This is a good quality, entry-level drawer system that is a combination of metal sides and a substrate bottom and back. They come in 4″ or 6″ high boxes with side mount slides. You can get soft close as an add-on extra if you like.

Tandembox: This is also a combination of metal and substrate drawer with 3″ sides.

7. We’ll Take Final Measurements Before We Construct Your Cabinets

Don’t worry if your initial measurements are not exact. We will come to your home and do a final measurement before we begin to construct your cabinets. That way, if you are off by even a fraction of an inch, we will catch it and ensure that your new custom cabinets will fit perfectly.


Cerwood will come to your home and do a final measurement before we begin to construct your cabinets

8. Cabinets Are Manufactured Locally

Cerwood manufactures all of our custom cabinets locally in our New Hamburg facility. That means that you can feel good about supporting your local economy. It also means that you won’t have to wait longer for your finished cabinets to be shipped to you from a distant manufacturing plant, and you won’t be paying extra in your total cost to cover the high cost of shipping.

Buying local is also good for the environment as it doesn’t require the same natural resources for shipping long distances.

9. Installation

Once your new custom cabinets are finished, our own professional installers will come to your home and expertly and efficiently install them for you. We will take the utmost care to make sure we do an excellent job, and we promise to clean up after we are finished.

10. Enjoy Your New Custom Cabinets

Now comes the best part: enjoying your new custom cabinets. We are sure that you will be delighted with your new cabinets for many years to come.


You can trust Cerwood for all your custom cabinetry needs

Looking for a Custom Cabinet Maker Kitchener: Trust Cerwood

You can trust Cerwood for all your custom cabinetry needs. We have been servicing the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Stratford region with exquisite custom cabinetry for your entire home for more than 25 years! All of our custom cabinetry is manufactured locally, which means that when you choose us, you will receive quicker, more efficient service – and you will be supporting your local economy.

We Do More than Just Kitchen Cabinets

Not only do we design, manufacture and install custom cabinetry for your kitchen but we can also help you with every other room in your home. Whether you need cabinets for your

In addition, we can provide you will quality servicing for your existing cabinets.

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I am extremely delighted with my new Cerwood kitchen! I found the designer, Aimee Bender, to be extremely creative and accommodating … My new kitchen lay-out is much more functional than my old kitchen, which makes meal prep and hosting dinner parties so much more enjoyable… I wouldn’t change a thing!”

 Denise B.

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