For their five-piece door they are using
Taction Oak which has a new technology called EIR or embossed in register
that’s designed to give a more realistic
look to the laminate. The wood’s natural characteristics are captured and
replicated on the plate itself resulting
in a finished panel that provides the
look and feel of wood.
“For our slab doors, we buy
melamine that has repetitive patterns
and standard textures,” Healey said.
“For our new five-piece shaker doors,
industry technology now allows for
woodgrain patterns to be baked on to
particleboard that has the appearance
of real wood. You can feel the impres-
sion on the surface. It has the look and
Healey said that slab doors are
targeted for multi-family projects,
while five-piece Shaker melamine
doors are appealing both for multifam-
ily and as a residential product. Heavy
duty construction and durability are
especially important for multi-family
Custom-made software controls Windsor’s manufacturing process. Windsor
starts cutting and machining their
parts at least two weeks before they
assemble the cabinets, and they plan
the manufacturing flow based on
an entire week’s production requirements, not by a specific job or cabinet.
Their proprietary software determines
the quantity of each part needed to be
produced that week, for each species of
board and color, optimizes the cut pat-
Windsor moved into the kitchen and bath cabinet market by supplying distributor Founders
Kitchen and Bath with cabinets for multi-family apartment projects.
Windsor currently has 135,000 square feet of plant space dedicated to cabinet manufacturing
in Lawrenceville. Continued...