A.W.Brown Options

Options Available for Bookcases, Cabinets, and Most Other Pieces

The following options have been added to many of the bookcases and cabinets on the website, but are generally available for other pieces as well. If they are not listed for a specific piece, please ask us and we can manually add the option for you after you place your order.

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower Doors:

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Doors

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower Drawers:

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Drawers

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower and Upper Doors

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower and Upper Doors

Regal Bookcase with Lower Drawers and Upper Doors

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Drawers and Upper Doors

Bookcase and Cabinet Door and Drawer Front Styles:

Raised-panel doors are standard on all bookcases and cabinets except for the Shaker style, which uses flat-panel doors. Glass-panel doors are standard on upper doors. However, any door style can be substituted for no additional cost. The frame on all door styles is 2-1/4"W.  The Ogee profile drawer front is standard, but the Cove, Rounded, or Square profiles are available upon request.
Door Styles

Beadboard Back Option

Any piece can have its plain back replaced with beadboard, as shown below.

Beadboard Back

Crown Moulding Configuration Options

Pieces can be made with flush or mitered sides. The first row shows items of equal depth with moulding configured so that they can be placed next to each other. The second row shows items with a deeper center piece that requires a mitered cut so that the moulding goes back to meet the moulding on the shallow pieces.

Bookcase Crown Moulding Modification Options

Crown Moulding Mini-Miter Option

When you have two items of equal depth, but one is shorter, you can use a mini-miter cut so that the moulding of the shorter piece overlaps the taller piece.

Bookcase Crown Mini Miter

Deluxe Crown and Base Moulding Options

Enhance our Face Frame or Federal Crown styles by adding a 3/4” piece of decorative moulding to the top of the crown moulding. The overall height of the piece is increased by 3/4”. Base moulding also gets the Deluxe treatment. We can wrap the bottom of each piece with base moulding. The Deluxe Base eliminates the Federal style plinth blocks, but enhances the overall look. To achieve the “Built-In” look, our Deluxe Crown and Base have the following options: flush cuts, inside miters, mini miters, etc.

Please Note: All dimensions in the catalog are “ box” dimensions and do not reflect the thickness of the crown mouldings. For the Deluxe Crown Moulding, add 2” for each side it is applied to. For the Deluxe Base, add 3/4” per side.

This additional 2" for the deluxe crown is NOT in addition to any other crown moulding. So, for instance, a Face Frame Crown unit has moulding that extends 1.5" to each side, but if you also add the deluxe crown, it will extend an additional 1/2" to each side and 3/4" to the height.

Deluxe Crown with Mitered Cuts:
Deluxe Crown with Miter Cuts
Deluxe Base for Face Frame Style:
Deluxe Base for Federal Style
Deluxe Base for Federal Style:
Deluxe Base for Face Frame Style

Panel Connector System Option

Any piece can have a set of four connectors installed so that two pieces can easily be connected together by screwing these connectors into pre-drilled and aligned holes.

Connector System

Mounting Strip Option

Any piece can have a strip of wood attached to the top inside. This provides a thick piece to drill through into a wall stud for permanent installation of built-ins.

Mounting Strip

Bookcase Drawer Bottom with Center and Corner Supports:

All drawers are constructed of 1/2” Baltic Birch drawer boxes and equipped with full extension ball bearing slides. The 1/4” drawer bottoms are inset, have a hot glue line around the perimeter for added rigidity and also come with center/corner supports.

Bookcase Drawer Bottom with Center and Corner Supports

Other Options:

Convert to Screw-on Back

Normally, pieces have a stapled-on back, but if you plan to remove it to finish it a different color, or for any other reason, we can use screws that are much easier to remove than staples.

Convert to Inset Back

Normally, the 1/4-inch thick back is attached directly to the back, which means that the overall depth is 1/4" deeper than the stated depth. This option means that a 1/4-inch deep notch is cut into the top, sides and bottom so that the back can fit into a slot. Then, the piece will not be any deeper than the stated depth.

Change Base Style

Each style has a particular base style, but we can change the base so that you can mix and match the features of a piece. For instance, a Shaker piece has an open base, but we can change it to have a closed base and still keep the Shaker top. A Face Federal Crown piece has a closed base, but we can change it to have an open base.

Add Cutout for Baseboard

If you plan to place a piece so that it is flush with the wall, but you have base moulding around the room that sticks out, you either need to remove the base moulding from the walls or we can notch the back of a piece so that it fits over the existing moulding. Please let us know how tall and thick your base moulding is so that we can make the notch the right size. This can only be done at the back of a piece, not on the sides.

Unlisted Options:

Other options are available, but have not yet been added to the website. If you are interested in any of these, please ask and we can manually add it after you place your order.

Finished Bottom

The bottom of most pieces are designed to sit on the floor. They have a 2.75"H base that is recessed and unfinished underneath. This option changes the base to a shorter 1.5"H rail that matches the sides and adds a flat bottom and also adds a mounting strip so that it can be hung up on a wall and look better when viewed from below. This also reduces the height of the piece by 1.25" and adds 15% to the price.

Finished Bottom Option
A.W.Brown Options

Options Available for Bookcases, Cabinets, and Most Other Pieces

The following options have been added to many of the bookcases and cabinets on the website, but are generally available for other pieces as well. If they are not listed for a specific piece, please ask us and we can manually add the option for you after you place your order.

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower Doors:

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Doors

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower Drawers:

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Drawers

Federal Crown Bookcase with Lower and Upper Doors

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower and Upper Doors

Regal Bookcase with Lower Drawers and Upper Doors

Arthur Brown Bookcase with Lower Drawers and Upper Doors

Bookcase and Cabinet Door and Drawer Front Styles:

Raised-panel doors are standard on all bookcases and cabinets except for the Shaker style, which uses flat-panel doors. Glass-panel doors are standard on upper doors. However, any door style can be substituted for no additional cost. The frame on all door styles is 2-1/4"W.  The Ogee profile drawer front is standard, but the Cove, Rounded, or Square profiles are available upon request.
Door Styles

Beadboard Back Option

Any piece can have its plain back replaced with beadboard, as shown below.

Beadboard Back

Crown Moulding Configuration Options

Pieces can be made with flush or mitered sides. The first row shows items of equal depth with moulding configured so that they can be placed next to each other. The second row shows items with a deeper center piece that requires a mitered cut so that the moulding goes back to meet the moulding on the shallow pieces.

Bookcase Crown Moulding Modification Options

Crown Moulding Mini-Miter Option

When you have two items of equal depth, but one is shorter, you can use a mini-miter cut so that the moulding of the shorter piece overlaps the taller piece.

Bookcase Crown Mini Miter

Deluxe Crown and Base Moulding Options

Enhance our Face Frame or Federal Crown styles by adding a 3/4” piece of decorative moulding to the top of the crown moulding. The overall height of the piece is increased by 3/4”. Base moulding also gets the Deluxe treatment. We can wrap the bottom of each piece with base moulding. The Deluxe Base eliminates the Federal style plinth blocks, but enhances the overall look. To achieve the “Built-In” look, our Deluxe Crown and Base have the following options: flush cuts, inside miters, mini miters, etc.

Please Note: All dimensions in the catalog are “ box” dimensions and do not reflect the thickness of the crown mouldings. For the Deluxe Crown Moulding, add 2” for each side it is applied to. For the Deluxe Base, add 3/4” per side.

This additional 2" for the deluxe crown is NOT in addition to any other crown moulding. So, for instance, a Face Frame Crown unit has moulding that extends 1.5" to each side, but if you also add the deluxe crown, it will extend an additional 1/2" to each side and 3/4" to the height.

Deluxe Crown with Mitered Cuts:
Deluxe Crown with Miter Cuts
Deluxe Base for Face Frame Style:
Deluxe Base for Federal Style
Deluxe Base for Federal Style:
Deluxe Base for Face Frame Style

Panel Connector System Option

Any piece can have a set of four connectors installed so that two pieces can easily be connected together by screwing these connectors into pre-drilled and aligned holes.

Connector System

Mounting Strip Option

Any piece can have a strip of wood attached to the top inside. This provides a thick piece to drill through into a wall stud for permanent installation of built-ins.

Mounting Strip

Bookcase Drawer Bottom with Center and Corner Supports:

All drawers are constructed of 1/2” Baltic Birch drawer boxes and equipped with full extension ball bearing slides. The 1/4” drawer bottoms are inset, have a hot glue line around the perimeter for added rigidity and also come with center/corner supports.

Bookcase Drawer Bottom with Center and Corner Supports

Other Options:

Convert to Screw-on Back

Normally, pieces have a stapled-on back, but if you plan to remove it to finish it a different color, or for any other reason, we can use screws that are much easier to remove than staples.

Convert to Inset Back

Normally, the 1/4-inch thick back is attached directly to the back, which means that the overall depth is 1/4" deeper than the stated depth. This option means that a 1/4-inch deep notch is cut into the top, sides and bottom so that the back can fit into a slot. Then, the piece will not be any deeper than the stated depth.

Change Base Style

Each style has a particular base style, but we can change the base so that you can mix and match the features of a piece. For instance, a Shaker piece has an open base, but we can change it to have a closed base and still keep the Shaker top. A Face Federal Crown piece has a closed base, but we can change it to have an open base.

Add Cutout for Baseboard

If you plan to place a piece so that it is flush with the wall, but you have base moulding around the room that sticks out, you either need to remove the base moulding from the walls or we can notch the back of a piece so that it fits over the existing moulding. Please let us know how tall and thick your base moulding is so that we can make the notch the right size. This can only be done at the back of a piece, not on the sides.

Unlisted Options:

Other options are available, but have not yet been added to the website. If you are interested in any of these, please ask and we can manually add it after you place your order.

Finished Bottom

The bottom of most pieces are designed to sit on the floor. They have a 2.75"H base that is recessed and unfinished underneath. This option changes the base to a shorter 1.5"H rail that matches the sides and adds a flat bottom and also adds a mounting strip so that it can be hung up on a wall and look better when viewed from below. This also reduces the height of the piece by 1.25" and adds 15% to the price.

Finished Bottom Option

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