with the software and equipment that we have invested in,” Allan said. “Offering a pre-finish option to
both our door and cabinet orders has also increased
the overall value to more jobs as customers get more
comfortable with receiving a pre-finished product.
“Our Stonehenge Cabinets cabinet program was
designed by my daughter, Christina Allan, and is
manufactured here at AWD in Pottsville, Arkansas.
Christina is able to draw from her degree as an inte-
rior designer, the experience of using KCD software,
and the knowledge of how our manufacturing pro-
Arkansas Wood Doors partnered with KCD to put
AWD’s door abilities into their software, and AWD
worked with KCD on their most recent Version 10
software. When a cabinet shop uses KCD and they or-
der doors out they can choose that option in KCD. It
converts into AWD’s profiles and the order will come
to AWD from KCD. The customer is also able to send
their cabinet order from KCD to AWD.
Allan said KCD is the one he would choose, even
if they didn’t have that relationship. AWD rents
KCD’s door program with an option to buy, instead
of spending $10,000 at another company and finding
the software program really isn’t what they want.
Making veneer raised panel
AWD makes veneer raised panel doors with a ½-inch
MDF core and then wood veneer is applied to both
sides with two membrane presses, a Shaw Almex press
and the most recent press that was custom made in
Kansas by Schuetz Tool.
Use of this style of raised panel compared to traditional solid wood raised panel offers many advantages, most importantly a substantial cost savings.
“More than 90 percent of our raised panel doors
are manufactured with a veneer raised panel,” Allan
said. “AWD also supplies veneer raised panels to com-
panies that make their own doors or millwork compa-
nies where solid wood options are not practical. All of
the MDF veneer raised panels are machined on the
tion to wood
veneer, melamine, and the new textured wood grain
materials with matching edge band.
Allan said that Adams Face and Veneer supplies
AWD makes veneer raised panel doors, left, with a ½-inch
MDF core and then wood veneer is applied to both sides,
right, with two membrane presses.
A Felder G360 edgebander is being used to edgeband
The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center
is designed to be an alternative to
traditional CNC routers.