Frequently Asked Questions

We post the most common cabinet questions we get periodically to our FAQ section.

What’s the difference between, Stock Cabinets, Semi-Custom Cabinets and Custom Cabinets?

Stock cabinets are usually pre-built, placed in cartons or pallets and warehoused. The actual cabinets are modular units, based on industry sizing standards. There are also standard height dimensions for base, wall, vanity and tall cabinets. Oftentimes, the consumer will be required to install the cabinets themselves or to contract with the vendors’ installer.

Stock cabinets are available on a short lead time. Stock means quicker availability, relatively limited selection, standard construction and lower cost. The cabinets are usually stored at a distribution warehouse, ready for pick-up or delivery.

Semi-Custom cabinets offer the consumer a better selection of cabinet options than do stock cabinets. Each of the cabinets will have a list of modifications available. In many cases, the list of options, including finishes, limits the flexibility. Semi-custom cabinets are built after the order is received. Because the order must be placed into the production schedule and then manufactured, there is usually a longer lead-time than with stock cabinets.

Custom cabinets are, for the most part, constructed and finished in-house by local cabinetry shops such as Delton Cabinets. Delton’s facility is equipped to produce the cabinet box, panels, drawers, doors and accessories such as wine storage facilities, hood boxes and entertainment system cabinetry.

Custom cabinets allow the consumer complete freedom in the design and construction of the cabinetry. There are no “standard cabinet sizes” to inhibit design or manufacturing.

Generally speaking, custom cabinets will offer a more flexible, personalized kitchen layout. There is usually an increase in the investment versus stock or semi-custom cabinets but the value received will be well worth it!

*Adapted from the Kitchen and Bath Network


Why are drawer slides an important part of my cabinet order?

Some cabinet suppliers do not offer information or disclose data on their standard components and low quality drawer slides can have a negative impact on functionality of your cabinets. At Delton Cabinets, our standard drawer slides are full-extension slides rated at 45 Kg (100 pounds). This means that the full depth of the drawer can be extended from the cabinet which allows easier access to the items stored within the drawer. Each drawer can hold 45 Kg (100 pounds) of cutlery, pots and pans or other storage materials without stressing, warping or becoming un-attached.


Why are hand preparation and finishing better than factory machines’ prep and finishing?

Delton Cabinets finishes and assembles all our cabinetry in our Edmonton manufacturing facility. All finished components are machine sanded with advanced sanding equipment followed by hand sanding and inspection. In order to ensure a consistent surface, all cross-grain marks are removed. Sanding grit size is custom-selected and adjusted in order for the wood finishes to accept the best stain match. Spray stain and wiping stain are applied by hand by our finishing experts. Our attention to detail assures our customers of the best possible finishes for their cabinetry. We guarantee it.


Does Delton have garage cabinets?

Yes. Delton has a complete selection of heavy-duty garage cabinets from $100 per lineal foot – including upper cabinets, full-depth lower cabinets and adjustable shelving.


Does Delton Cabinets offer “Nexgen” Cabinet Doors?

Yes. Nexgen is a new polymer laminate which has been advertised as “Better than Wood”. Nexgen is more heat resistant, scratch resistant and colour-fast than vinyl doors. Nexgen cabinet doors are more durable, less expensive, more stable and more visually consistent than wood doors. In addition, these cabinet doors have zero formaldehyde emissions making them perfect for homes as well as hospitals and other health-care facilities.