Welcome to Amelia – Where Custom is our Standard

Amelia Cabinet Company is a family-owned-and-operated manufacturer and design firm, specializing in fine custom cabinetry for over 30 years. Each piece is proudly handcrafted in Litchfield, Connecticut by our artisans using centuries-old techniques in conjunction with state-of-the-art machinery. We specialize in inset and overlay cabinetry, classic to contemporary, transforming your visions into sensational realities.

In-House Design

Design is quintessential to creating bespoke cabinets, and Amelia Cabinet Company has a highly qualified in-house design team with vast knowledge and experience. Harmoniously balancing both beauty and function, we create living spaces that are designed to be a part of your lifestyle. Once the design has been validated, our artisans will translate the drawings into stunning realities. A kitchen is more than just a room in your home, it’s a place where families gather, stories are exchanged, meals are prepared, and memories are created. Our kitchens are designed to serve your specific needs with timeless quality and aesthetics.

Completely Custom

Creating framed, inset, overlay, and European-style cabinets, our furniture is constructed using traditional methods designed to endure trends and standard use. Custom cabinets are created for your unique floorplan, with the ability to work within half inch increments there is no settling or compromise in design. We also have the unique ability to incorporate materials that are generally not understood as standard in the woodworking industry.

Limitless Options

We have the ability to work with virtually any wood species. A few of the most common species that we work with and accompanying descriptions are as follows:

A straight grained wood species with a uniform color extending from light tan to burnt sienna. Takes stain well and darkens as it ages. Easy to distress, availability to choose wood with higher concentration of knots and character marks. Alder can be stained to resemble Cherry.

Straight, or slightly wavy, close grained, or slightly wavy with even texture. Heartwood tends to be a light reddish brown with nearly white sapwood. It can be stained to resemble mahogany or walnut.

A uniquely textured hardwood, distinguishable in appearance with a warm pink hue. Cherry may contain natural features such as pits and mineral stains. As cherry ages it acquires a rich patina as it darkens & warms over time, with the sap wood presenting a pale yellowish hue. The ability to choose pieces with higher concentrations of mineral stains, knots, and other unique cherry characteristics is an option & popular when achieving a distressed style.

Strong and durable, this hardwood has a very subtle grain to it making it an excellent choice & standard at the Amelia Cabinet Company when it comes to painted cabinetry. The species tends to have a light creamy tan color to it. It is a more dense wood possessing the occasional mineral stains, birds-eye, and fiddle back. There are variations of this specie available possessing more grain pattern qualities than others.

A more aggressive long grained hardwood species is light brown in appearance with hints of pink hues. Grain tends to be open with long visible rays. There are several different species of oak grown within the US.

A straight grained, soft wood which has a white or pale yellow appearance to it. Visible often large knots can be seen in this species and used to achieve a particular traditional cabin feel.

Highly desired, this fine grained hardwood presents its self from a dark tan to a deep brown, with creamy white sapwood. Walnut is typically a straight grained species and darkens over time. European walnut is lighter in color and slightly finer in texture than American black walnut.

The use of reclamation lumber is an option at the Amelia Cabinet Company. The reuse of beautiful sometimes century old lumber, creates a stunning and unique finished product.

We also have the ability to finish each piece in a number of ways, including:

The Amelia Cabinet Co has the ability to not only color match both Benjamin Moore, and Farrow & Ball, but your custom paint color too, Spray finishing with the highest quality catalyzed paints makes for a superior, durable finish.

When it comes to staining, the options are limitless. Each wood species has unique characteristics that can be altered or enhanced by particular stains.

A technique that is used to whiten wood. Typically the grain of the wood is raised then rubbed with the pickling or whiting stain. Tends to highlight the woods natural beauty and can be used in combination with painted finishes to give an antique feel to the furniture.

Quite the opposite to pickling, glazing is the technique used to darken the overall appearance. Similar in process to pickling, the wood is rubbed with a glazing or blackened stain. Can be used to darken the woods grain or give the furniture an antique feel.

A technique used to give furniture a “worn in look”, putting emphasis on areas where interaction between a piece and its user exist

A technique used to create pieces of furniture appear much older than they actually are. The artisans at Amelia Cabinet Co. have developed a process for creating rustic one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture. Cherry is often the species of choice when it comes to natural distressing but is also effective with painted and stained woods. This finish may also be combined with other popular techniques.