18 Mar Klise and Grabill Develop Custom Grille Cabinet Doors
When looking for a distinctive, personalized touch that you won’t find elsewhere, Grabill loves any opportunity it has to say, “Yes, we’ll do it!”
One of the recent examples of the design freedom that Grabill encourages with its custom cabinet work came in a request from Klise Manufacturing of Grand Rapids, Mich. A century-old manufacturer of custom decorative and lineal mouldings and metalwork, Klise had recently developed a hexagon grille shape that it believed would look quite distinctive in a cabinet door frame.
When Klise asked if Grabill could supply a couple door frames that would work for this purpose, Grabill instantly said ‘Yes!” and prepared two custom samples, one a long and narrow transitional style in white oak rift-cut with a custom purple stained glaze finish, and another transitional square frame of maple with an ebony finish. Klise expertly customized its hexagon grille shape to fit both the long and the square frames, and they released the completed samples on the web as its latest distinctive offering.
“We are seeing an increased demand for unique custom metalwork designs in residential, hotel and commercial projects,” said Klise National Sales Manager Phil Tomasello. “Our clients recognize the value of expert craftsmanship and are requesting one-of-a-kind design options that provide a unique aesthetic.”
“We’ve collaborated with Klise on a number of things in the past,” said Josef Carlock of Grabill Dealer Development. “This is a great example of how we partner with our vendors to create something that is a cut above the stock offerings that people might normally find on the web or elsewhere.”
“This new option gives designers a very personalized way of adapting a new theme or trend for a client. It also lets us showcase some Made-in-America examples of unique custom work for cabinetry and furniture.”
Photo: Lebinnin White Oak Rift-Cut, Custom Purple Stained Glaze Finish