We’ve Got Barn Door Hardware!

Knape and Vogt recently introduced a line of Barn Door Hardware. The collection features 3 styles that can work with everything from uber-contemporary to farmhouse-chic designs. KV has conducted extensive market research to develop hardware that is design-forward and competitively priced.

KV’s line is available with stainless steel round & flat rails, steel round tracks and aluminum flat rails with coordinating carriers for each style.

Stainless Steel Round & Flat Rails feature high-quality stainless steel rails with quiet and fluid ball-bearing carriers. They are ideal for wood or glass doors up to 1-1/2″ thick and up to 250lbs. Round rails come in 78-3/4″ lengths and flat rails 72″. These are expandable with rail connectors. Both Round & Flat rails are sold in kits that include all mounting hardware, bumpers, and floor guides.



6 carrier options are available for round rails. Carriers are only sold as part of a kit with the rail and mounting hardware.



And one carrier option for flat rails-




Solid steel round tracks are uniquely designed to offer the utmost in ease of installation by supporting wall mounting brackets at any point along the length of the track. Solid steel round rails are available in black, oil rubbed bronze, and satin nickle powder coated finishes and in 4′, 6′, and 8′ track lengths which can be expanded with a Splice Kit (sold separately). Solid steel round rails can accommodate wood doors up to 1-1/2″ thick and 250lbs with standard wall mount bracket. Optional long bracket supports door thicknesses of 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″.



Hardware kits for steel round rails include 2 carriers, 5 wall mounts, end stops, floor guides, and fasteners. TRACKS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.


KV’s third hardware option is Aluminum Flat Rails. Flat rails feature a durable black powder coating and are available in 4′, 6′, and 8′ rails with expandable splice kits available. Flat rails can accommodate wood doors up to 1-1/2″ thick and 250lbs.




4 different carrier kits are available for aluminum flat rails that include 2 carriers, 5 wall mounts, end stops, floor guides, and fasteners. FLAT RAILS SOLD SEPARATELY.




Barn Door Hardware is ideal for applications like room dividers, lofts and offices, hotel closets and bathrooms, museums and galleries, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchen/pantry dividers, or even enclosures for wall-mounted TVs and much more. Check out the inspiration photos below and contact us for additional information.





Bethpage Harbor Cruise

On a beautiful Friday evening in September, Atlantic Plywood employees were joined by Representatives from Formica Corporation and some valued customers for a harbor cruise celebrating our new partnership with Formica.











Bethpage Branch, L to R: Joe Patterson, Doug Erlagen, Pat Dziomba, Irwin Weinfeld, Ralph Badia, Letitia Aldohonda, John Svitek


Thank you to all customers and our Formica Representatives who were able to join us for this fun evening!


CLICK HERE to view the full photo album



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3. 14 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

4. 20 Side Dishes to Make All Summer Long

5. World’s Most Dangerous Footpath: Are you brave enough?

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Band Against Cancer

On March 14, Atlantic Plywood gathered with friends, family, and vendors to support our President, Paul Vella, and his band Old Dogs New Tricks at the Third Annual Band Against Cancer. Joining the band this year was none other than our own Kevin Chouinard, drummer extraordinaire. Each year, all profits are donated to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber Institute specializes in adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors, donations, ticket sales, and raffle sales, we raised $55,000 for Dana Farber. On Thursday, May 28, the Old Dogs New Tricks visited the Institute to present them with the donation. Including this year’s donation, the Band Against Cancer has raised more than $125,000 for the Jimmy Fund in 3 years.

A special thank you to Mike Natale and David Beaudry for their assistance again this year. We would not be where we are today without them. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Eric Brooks and Tom Manzi for joining David in making the raffle the most entertaining part of the evening.

Before the picture overload, we would like to recognize our sponsors who helped us reach our goal this year.


Columbia Forest Products


Formica Corporation


Hutton Forest Products
Oceanside Rubbish


Darlington Veneer
Fred Church
ML Campbell
Salt International


CA Technologies
Choice Brands
Far East American
Georgia Pacific
Hi Tech Veneer
Interior Products
Island Propane
Luxe/Grupo Alvic
Plum Creek
Russell Plywood
Steel Equities
Sierra Pine
Veneer One
Veneer Tech

We would also like to thank those individuals and companies who donated raffle prizes:

The Davis Family
The Brehaut Family
The Lyon Family
The Ekstedt Family
The Natale Family
The Beaudry Family
Neil Madramootoo
Mt. Sunapee Resort
Crossfit Nor-Conn
Tri-City Sales 
ML Campbell 
The Haven



raffle caricature

Transitional Kitchens

We’ve looked at contemporary kitchens and traditional kitchens. Somewhere in between the two lies what is becoming one of the most popular options- the transitional kitchen. “Transitional” is hard to define and is therefore typically said to be “transitioning” or going somewhere. Transitional kitchens take traditional elements from the past and put a twist on them to make them fresh and updated. You will notice familiar elements mixed with something new and different to blend the old with the new. A transitional kitchen is a great option if you are looking to freshen up your home without doing a complete gut renovation.

Here are some ways to blend styles and create your own transitional kitchen-

Instead of traditional polished granite, consider a matte finish like honed granite, cement, or soapstone.


Soapstone Countertops


Honed Granite Countertops


Concrete Countertops


If natural stone is not in your budget, consider a super-realistic alternative like Formica’s Soapstone Sequoia Laminate.


Formica® Soapstone Sequoia Laminate Countertops

Formica® Soapstone Sequoia Laminate Countertops


Mix colors! Instead of keeping your cabinets or countertops the same throughout your kitchen, switch it up! Change the cabinet or countertop color of your island for a modern update.




You can never go wrong with traditional black and white but think about modernizing the combo with unexpected elements.

Brass hardware, butcherblock countertops, open shelving, and dark grout elevate these classic cabinets.


classic black and white kitchen with a twist


Industrial stools, steel windows, and glass cabinets update the traditional color pairing.


transitional black and white kitchen

via Canadian House and Home


Mix up wood components like moldings, corbels, doors, brackets, and legs-



transitional grey and white kitchen


transitional white kitchen subway tile glass doors


Have fun with your design! Transitional kitchens work in all types of homes and don’t limit you to sticking with one “style”. Experiment with lighting, colors, found objects, and new materials. Something as simple as changing out your hardware or pendant lights can freshen up your space without breaking the bank.


transitional white kitchen with glass doors

rustic meets classic

mix of colors in transitional kitchen

mixed colors and door styles in transitional kitchen


get the look-transitional kitchens

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Kitchen Accessories

Kitchen organization and accessories have come a long way from lazy susans and utensil organizers. While those products are still readily available, they are now offered in a wide range of materials and configurations. Add to those options for appliance lifts, spice racks, adjustable slide-out shelves, pot and pan racks, and the choices can be overwhelming.

Here is a quick rundown of some of our top sellers and some new product offerings from our vendors…

Blum LEGRABOX drawer inserts with AMBIA-LINE organization system

Blum recently launched  LEGRABOX, their premium metal drawer system . It is available in two finishes- Orion gray and stainless steel- that complement a wide variety of styles and colors. LEGRABOX is available in three drawer side heights, providing a wide range of design options in kitchen, bath, or furniture applications.


Blum's AMBIA-LINE drawer insert systems make organization easy


Blum also launched AMBIA-LINE to coordinate with LEGRABOX. AMBIA-LINE systems and accessories assist with everyday organization of your kitchen, bath, pantry, office, closet, and more. AMBIA-LINE systems can be configured in many ways to accommodate pots and pans, utensils, dishware, and pantry items.  Also available are knife holders, wrap and foil dispensers, and spice trays. As and added benefit, all products are dishwasher safe up to 170°.


glideware slide out pot and pan storage system


One of our newest product lines is Glideware. The Glideware unit is mounted to the ceiling of your base cabinet and enables you to hang your pots and pans. The Glideware unit extends to provide easy access to everything in your cabinet. The standard unit is 22″ long, made of solid maple, and includes 7 adjustable hooks. Glideware is also available by order in 12″, 14″, and 16″ sizes for use in closets and pantries, and in white and grey.

Glideware recently partnered with Blum to offer a product with TANDEM soft-close slides. The slide is hidden to provide a streamlined finish and can accommodate heavy cookware and cast iron pans (up to 100lbs). This unit is available in grey and maple finishes.


glideware with blum tandem slides


As the weather warms up and your meals shift outside, how about adding a Glideware unit to your outdoor kitchen/grill area? Glideware’s newest product features a zinc slide encased in King StarBoard® to withstand the elements. Use this to keep all your grill utensils clean and organized.


Glideware for outdoor kitchens


Another new product line that has been extremely popular is Century Components. Crafted in Holmes County, Ohio, each unit is made of solid wood and meticulously hand sanded, creating one of the highest quality products available anywhere.


Century Component handcrafted, solid wood waste systems

Century waste systems are constructed of solid Maple or Baltic Birch and feature solid dovetail construction. They are available in top and bottom mount configurations. Bottom mount units are available with 34 or 50 quart wastebaskets and have Blum 150# TANDEM soft close slides. These can be easily installed in both inset and full overlay cabinets with no modifications needed at all.

Century Components door mounted spice rackCentury Components solid wood utensil organizer


Looking to coordinate with your solid wood waste system? How about a door mounted spice rack or utensil tray? Utensil trays are available in a variety of configurations to accommodate all drawer sizes and storage needs. Spice racks are available in 12″, 15″, and 18″ widths, assembled or trimmable for custom cabinet sizes.

Last but not least, how a couple of those items you didn’t know you needed until you installed them in your home and realized you could never live without them?

Like the appliance lift.

KV Appliance Lift

If you currently keep yours on the countertop, free up a ton of space! If you keep it in a pantry or base cabinet, never again risk a back injury trying to lift it onto your countertop. For added convenience, have your electrician install an outlet inside your cabinet so it’s always plugged in and ready to go. The lowered unit sits about 5 inches from the floor of your cabinet, giving you a little extra space for some potholders or mixer attachments.

Do you have a deep corner cabinet that is dark and hard to access but you don’t want a lazy susan? How about KV’s blind corner unit?


KV Blind Corner Storage unit

The wire and wood unit is available in 20″ and 27″ sizes and features 4 baskets for tons of storage. If you’re in the CT area, our South Windsor office has one in their showroom. Check it out today!

Modern Inspiration

We are fortunate to work with some of the best manufacturers in our industry who are constantly launching new and exciting products. Being surrounded by so much inspiration can make it tough to narrow down options when it comes to designing your own spaces- a problem any Designer faces on a daily basis. In the first of a three part series, we’re going to take a look at some modern spaces and a selection of products available through our vendors and other retail outlets that can help you get the look.












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Spring Has Sprung

It’s finally warming up around the Northeast and we’re thinking about grilling, golf, and enjoying the outdoors. Here are some outdoor spaces that we wouldn’t mind spending time in.













While enjoying these spaces, how about a refreshing cocktail-


Lemon Whiskey Sours (recipe from Martha Stewart)

whiskey sour


  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for rims
  • 1 3/4 cups whiskey
  • 3/4 cup kirsch
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 4 to 5 lemons)
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • 6 cups small ice cubes, plus more for glasses
  • 8 cherries, for garnish
  • 8 thin strips lemon zest


  1. Rub lemon wedge on rims of 8 glasses, then dip rims in sugar.

  2. Combine whiskey, kirsch, lemon juice, sugar, bitters, and ice in a pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Divide among ice-filled glasses, garnish each with a cherry and a strip of lemon zest, and serve immediately.