Why Coppes

Our Process

Custom Cabinets

Learn About Our Friendly Six-Step
Process For Building Your Custom Cabinets

We make it easy to order your custom Coppes cabinets. We handle every step, from the discovery to the final installation.

Warehouse Open Coppes

Step 1


Either at our store, in person, by phone, or email, we learn as much about your project as possible to get the project started.

Step 2

Estimate & Options

We provide an estimate to give you an idea of your expected costs.
We offer a range of choices, including door styles and wood types, to meet your aesthetic and stay within your budget.

Workers in warehouse performing evaluation
Rendering Coble Kitchen

Step 3

Samples & Ideas

Our Statement of Work defines what is included in your project. We put together a presentation of samples and ideas, and establish a time frame for your project.

Step 4

Beginning Work

Next, we prepare a detailed contract containing the specific details of your project. Upon signing, you put down an additional 40% of the final cost, which includes our design fees.

Cabinet manufacturing process
Work done on surface inside Coppes warehouse

Step 5


Production begins as your project is divided into components and passed along to the relevant department. During production, we provide weekly updates and pictures as your cabinets are being built.

Step 6

Delivery & Install

The last step is delivery and installation. An additional 45% of the cost is due at delivery. The final 5% is due only after our follow-up, when we are assured that you are 100% satisfied with your Coppes Napanee cabinets.

Kitchen with modern cabinets and one open drawer
Build Process

We build every aspect of our cabinets, from frames to trimming.

Coppes worker inside warehouse

Step 1 – Frames

Assembled with no screws, with full mortise and route tenon joints, and lengths cut with accurate electronic fences.

Production process Coppes

Step 2 – Panels

Cut on a state-of-the-art Thermwood Cut Center CNC machine, sanded, and joined with tongue and groove and miter lock joints.

Coppes workers

Step 3 – Boxes

Assembled and sanded by expert craftsmen, with hardwood material and half blind dovetails, and stamped with a hot iron brand.

Door manufacturing process

Step 4 – Doors

Hardwood panels are cut and glued using a unique technique to prevent warping over time, using grain matching.

Coppes assembly process

Step 5 – Assembly

Assembled with wood glue in a standardized, step-by-step process by highly experienced assemblers according to 3D units.

Work on cabinet component surface

Step 6 – Sanding & Inspection

Hand sanded under bright lights to remove imperfections, and closely inspected for correct fit.

Coppes paint process

Step 7 – Finish Department

For paint: multiple tinted primer coats and scuff sanded for smooth finish.

For stain: stained and protected with primer and topcoat for lasting sheen and color.

Fit for installation process

Step 8 – Trimming

Hinges, drawer glides, drawers, doors, and other hardware are installed. The finished project is set up to ensure fit for installation.


It was an easy process and such a pleasure working with Coppes Napanee. The workmanship is the best I’ve seen and matches the quality from 50 years ago. It’s truly oldworld craftsmanship


Coppes Customer

Cabinets in kitchen

Our Work

Take a look at some of our amazing projects to see how Coppes Napanee can bring your vision to life.


Our Process Leads to Beautiful Results

Start your custom cabinet project by calling us today.