Native Oak was established as a sister company to Closet Crafters to focus on
premium custom cabinetry for the local market.
She’s great with closets. She sees it in
her head, and she’s got contacts all over
the place, and I’m letting her ;ourish in
Closet Crafters and Native Oak are in
the process of converting over to Mosaik
Software design programs and its inter-
face with Google Sketchup.
“Mosaic is kind of new to the mar-
ket,” McCoy adds. “And they’re using
more of a software-as-a-service kind of
pricing model, so instead of having to
pay $20,000 up front for software, they
charge you a monthly subscription fee.
So it’s a lot more reasonable for a start-
up shop to get started in.”
All of the closet and kitchen projects
go through the same design process and
through the same engineers. “We have
the ability to do face frame and frameless
kitchens, but we’re doing a little bit of ev-
erything,” he adds. “We’re doing inset, big
frame, kind of like a Stickley type of look.
We’re doing modern, European frameless
designed kitchens. We’re doing kind of an
in-between modi;ed kitchen right now
where it’s frameless, but it’s built to look
like it’s an inset base frame, so we’re doing
a lot of different types of cabinetry.
“A lot of people are looking for that
old school face frame, inset face frame
look, but they don’t want to lose their
storage space, and they don’t want to
have bold hardware,” McCoy explains.
“They want the latest accessories inside
the cabinets, and they want the nice soft-
close drawer guides. With the modi;ed
frameless, we call it modi;ed face frame
or modi;ed frameless, it looks like that
inset face frame look where the door is
;ush with the face of the cabinet.”
McCoy says that his goal for Closet
Crafters and Native Oak is to be the cus-
tom shop that uses modern techniques
but also takes the production orientation
of individualizing each cabinet.
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