RENAISSANCE DESIGN STUDIO - the art of cabinetry design

Renaissance Design Studio
Renaissance Design Studio
  • about our custom cabinetry

    It is the meticulous hand work employed by the skilled craftsmen that Wood~Mode cabinetry is renowned for. The cabinetry is furniture quality with a silky smooth finish; many companies try to imitate their fabulous finish. If you are interested in learning more about their building process, be sure to check out the video 1,000 touches at the bottom of this page.


    From the very beginning, Wood~Mode has been obsessed with perfection in its finishes. As described on their website, Wood~Mode offers the following arcane description of their unique hand finishing process:

    • Multiple hand and machine sanding and oven-baked drying operations are used on every finish to insure long-lasting quality and durability.
    • ​Eight hand distressing options—dents, nicks, rasping, worm holes, joint cracks, rub throughs, splits and wear-aging techniques—are used to produce an antiqued character and flavor.
    • Wood~Mode’s process of wetting the wood to raise the grain, along with one-and two-step hand staining, produces deep colors with enhanced wood grain and beauty.
    • Uniform color in the wood is achieved with toning and spray staining applications.
    • Time-tested hand-padding, hand cow-tailing, hand-burnishing processes are used to add further antique furniture appearance.
    • To produce the many different looks when it comes to enhancing the finish, six different hand-glazing techniques are offered by Wood~Mode.
    • Catalyzed sealer, hand-sealer sanding, spec distressing and catalyzed matte or standard sheen varnish spray operations are used to create lifetime durability and beauty on our stained custom cabinet wood products. Wood~Mode’s catalyzed oven-baked varnish top coat with ultraviolet screen inhibitors provides maximum resistance to scuffing, dents, moisture, UV fade and most household chemicals.
    • Our opaque finishes receive high quality sealer, primer and catalyzed color coats to insure beauty and lifetime durability. An extensive hand-sanding operation is performed between each spray application.
    • Our multi-step hand-buffing process creates the smoothest, richest patina imaginable.

    Wood-Mode custom cabinetry produces two full lines of custom cabinetry: Wood-Mode and Brookhaven. Both share a heritage of quality and craftsmanship but vary in specific features. Every piece of cabinetry built at Wood-Mode meets their exacting standards and promises our discerning clients a lifetime of beauty and quality for the home.


    Standard Wood~Mode & Brookhaven construction includes:

    • Stained and painted finishes applied in multi-step processes
    • Adjustable shelves supported firmly with integrated clips
    • Solid maple and cherry dovetail drawer boxes for both series. Wood.Mode offers walnut dovetail drawers or the European elegance of stainless steel
    • Full-extension under-mount drawer slides for a wider interior storage space, with soft-closing action and special stops to prevent the drawers from being pulled out
    • 100% custom sizes

    Framed cabinets are constructed of furniture-quality plywood for outstanding durability and are lined with easy-to-clean natural maple veneer. Concealed, self-closing hinges open a full 125 degrees (Brookhaven 110 degrees) and adjust for precise door alignment or exposed decorative hinges that open a full 180 degrees.


    Frameless cabinets are constructed of furniture-quality plywood construction with natural maple veneer lining. Concealed, self-closing hinges open a full 110 degrees and adjust for precise door alignment. For a more contemporary look, frameless cabinets are available with white or stainless steel metal drawers.

    Wood~Mode & Brookhaven cabinetry carry Lifetime Limited Warranty. It’s our promise of your complete satisfaction, now and for years to come.


    The detailing of the styling of the doors and drawers is a primary factor when selecting custom cabinetry. Wood~Mode & Brookhaven offer over 200 different door styles, from traditional to modern.



    Wood-Mode cabinetry is renowned for perfecting their finish process

    Wood-Mode cabinetry is renowned for perfecting their finish process

    1,000 Touches: Wood-Mode Handcrafted Custom Cabinetry