Cabinet Construction

Rock Solid Construction

A beautiful, functioning cabinet starts with smart construction. The following overview provides an outline of general cabinet terms and cabinet construction options. Your designer will be able to answer specific questions about which options are available.

*Most, but not all, cabinet doors, drawers, roll trays and pullouts feature our Smart Stop™ closing mechanism. Consult your Diamond designer to identify if there are exceptions in your cabinet order.

Unmatched Strength and Access with Our Load-Bearing Back

Diamond's hefty ⅜" thick load-bearing back panel extends the entire width and height of our box, providing unwavering structural support for the life of the cabinet. Because of this unique cabinet construction method, in cabinets up to 36" wide, there is no obstructing center divider like other cabinet brands.

Standard Cabinet Box

  • ⅜" thick furniture thick board top and bottom
  • ½” Thick furniture board sides
  • ⅜" Thick furniture board back
  • Matching laminate sides
  • Natural Maple laminate wall cabinet top and bottom
  • Unfinished back
  • Natural Maple laminate cabinet interior
  • ⅜” Thick furniture board I-beam braces.
  • ¾” Thick furniture board with Natural Maple laminate and PVC edgebanding adjustable shelf
  • Unfinished furniture board toekick required


  • Fully concealed, 6-way adjustable cup hinge with Smart Stop™

Plywood Upgrade Options

Diamond materials start with high-quality furniture board, a choice material commonly used throughout the cabinet industry, as standard. However, when plywood is desired, Diamond offers various options that meet your budget and project requirements.

  • Plywood Ends option (PE) for unfinished veneer plywood cabinet sides
  • All Plywood Construction option (APC), for unfinished veneer plywood sides as well as plywood tops, bottoms, back and adjustable shelves for highest quality craftsmanship.
  • Natural Maple laminate interiors are standard with PE and APC.

Standard Drawer

  • Smart Stop™ IHC drawer system allowing for easy access and self-closing*
  • Integrated hydraulic cylinder (IHC) providing a noticeably smoother close
  • Full extension, undermount guides with fast-clip removal system
  • 4-sided, clear-coated, solid material dovetail drawer box with laminated plywood bottom

Standard Door

  • Smart Stop™ integrated door system providing gentle, controlled self-closing feature that engages when the door is near the cabinet face frame*
  • Mechanism can be turned off with a flip of a switch

Standard Roll Trays

  • Smart Stop™ roll tray system allowing for easy access and self-closing*
  • Full extension, undermount guides with fast-clip removal system
  • 4-sided, clear-coated, solid material roll tray box
  • 5/8" thick dovetail sides with 5.2 mm laminated plywood bottom

Standard Pull-outs

  • Smart Stop™ Guides standard on most pullouts including Base Wastebaskets and Pantry Pull-outs
  • Smart Stop™ on pull-outs allow for easy access and self-closing*
  • Full extension guides