History of Schrock Cabinetry
Last Updated March 24th 2019: Schrock have been producing handmade furniture since 1961. Founded in Arthur,Illinois and, with Amish values at heart, the Schrock brothers originally produced just a single type of cabinet. Their quality and craftsmanship has stood the test of time as they have diversified. Now available in dealerships across the country Schrock cabinets are a part of the Masterbrand cabinets who believe in creating quality cabinets for your home. Schrock are a popular mid range cabinet provider and if you’ve been looking to fit out your home you’ve probably come across them. They’re a traditional company with their roots firmly planted in America. Because this company has been getting some attention I knew I had to make this Schrock cabinet reviews post!
Schrock Cabinetry Values
“It’s seeing, not just looking.
It’s listening, not just hearing.
It’s beyond showing, it’s teaching.
It’s more than knowing, it’s understanding.
It’s not being better, it’s being the best.”
At the heart of Schrock cabinetry is the goal to help improve your home. Schrock follow the mantra above, believing in beauty, function, strength and performance. They aim to produce durable and reliable furniture that you can rely upon in your home. They are always looking to improve upon their craft, introducing innovative additions to furniture to benefit the customer, while still keeping their traditional values. Schrock only allow authorised dealers to house their stock. This lets them keep control of the process and make sure their dealers are of a high enough standard. This is to help provide a simple and effective customer journey.
Schrock Cabinet Features and Styles
Shrock produce cabinetry for the home but they specialise in kitchens. Over it’s history Schrock have created different designs and styles and now they offer a broad selection to the customer.
There are three main types of Schrock cabinets: base, tall and vanity. On top of this they offer over 30 different types of speciality cabinets. These include sink base cabinets, 135 degree cabinets and microwave/ oven cabinets providing practical solutions to home storage.
A more popular option from Schrock is the framed cabinet. These offer a more traditional construction type, with rails and stiles forming a “frame” at the front of the cabinet box. Door hinges are attached to the frame face and the shelves and usually adjustable. There is a choice of door frames that can be fitted to them. The framed cabinet offers a traditional and classy feel to your kitchen and is a great choice.
Schrock Cabinet Material Styles:
Schrock have a range of construction types for their cabinets to give the most durable and effective product. The wood materials they use are:
- Particleboard/Furniture Board:A mixture of real wood shavings and binding material, such as resin, these are refined and bonded together, then compressed with high heat and pressure.
- Plywood: A panel made from an odd number of veneer layers in combination of lumber core, particleboard, MDF core and hardboard core joined with an adhesive.
- Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF): Formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers. Heat and pressure are used to form a homogenous board.
- Thermofoil: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) foil pressed into a MDF core using a heated, and flexible membrane.
Schrock have expertise in using all these different wood materials to craft high quality units, allowing them to select the appropriate type.
Schrock Cabinets Features:
Schrock cabinets are all handmade and built for durability and stability. Independent of your choice of wood material and other features the cabinets are built to the following specifications:
- 1/2" Tops and Bottoms
- 3/8" Backs
- 1/2" Sides
- 3/4" Face Frames
- 3/4" Drawers and Rollbacks
- Drawers feature a SmartStop which is an integrated fully concealed self stop mechanism.
- 3/4" Shelves which are adjustable.
Across the cabinet industry manufacturers are choosing to alter their backs from ⅜” to ½” so be sure to check what your dealer is stocking.
Schrock Cabinet Door Styles:
Schrock allow you to customise their cabinets with a range of different doors. They have four main styles to choose from:
- Raised Panel: The center panel is elevated.
- Recessed or Flat Panel: Center panel is set lower than the outsides.
- Full Overlay: The door of the cabinet overlays (or covers) the entire face frame.
- Partial Overlay: The door of the cabinet only partially overlays, leaving part of the matching frame exposed.
Schrock also offer unique specialist cabinet doors. There are 45 different styles which incorporate aluminum or glass into the design. If you’re looking for something a bit different be sure to check them out.
Schrock Cabinet Wood Types:
Schrock semi custom cabinets are all about making them the best fit for you. Along with the different styles they offer a range of different wood types:
- Specialty Laminate
- Rustic Alder
All of these offer a different feel and look for your cabinets and are available with a medium, light or dark wood to further enhance your choice.
I decided about a year ago to put Schrock cabinets in my home and my wife loves them! So much so that she doesn't want to move again unless we put Schrock cabinets in!
Schrock separates itself from the other similar manufacturers with their range of finishes. They offer 121 different finishes for each of their cabinets which allow a greater control over the furniture that’s coming into your home.
Schrock Cabinets Warranty
Schrock offer a “Fourever Promise” which refers back to their four main focuses: beauty, function, strength and performance. This guarantee protects your cabinets for the life of your home and covers almost all of the other features and door types. Reviews show that a willingness by Schrock to uphold their warranty.
"The parts came within a week the cabinets are like new again. I couldn't be happier with their service." - Darryl S.
Overall I have had a great experience with Schrock and their warranty department, they were very easy to work with, and very helpful.
Schrock Cabinet Reviews
Schrock reviews online feature a lot of pleased customers. There are many accounts of people expressing their happiness with the end product, and their recommendation for others to check out these cabinets.
We are purchasing all 35 cabinets for our new house in Schrock from Menards. I have done a lot of homework and they are great for the money. Overall I am happy with my purchase, and I can't imagine my house without these cabinets!
Although the majority of the comments on Schrock have been positive, I did find a few reviews stating that there are occasionally problems with the finish of these cabinets.
"We only orders doors and drawer fronts, in maple and painted white. This project started in July and it is almost November. The quality of the painting has been very poor and we have had to send back pieces four times." - A. Pepin
With the majority of the already small population of complaints, it seems that the issues seem to arise from the lower end products that Schrock produces, that don't seem to match the quality that is attached to their name.
But that being said, for every bad review there are more positive ones. People are pleased with the quality, choice and the long lasting nature of the craftsmanship. They’re happy with the price and would definitely order again!
We remodeled 10 years ago and put in Schrock cabinets and I have been happy with them. We did buy the highest quality ones. I liked all the extras that were available!
My Schrock Cabinets Reviews
Shrock really does offer some of the best selection around in the mid range price bracket. Their lower end products seem to have a few defects but if your budget allows you to move past them then you should see fewer issues. With all the options you can spend as much as you like but within the mid range price bracket they’re great value and stand up to the test of time. All the options allow you to create a versatile cabinet that is in line with your vision and their high level of craft offers semi custom furniture that has a completely custom feel.
With over 50 years experience in the industry they offer traditional quality that some of the more innovative mid range brands don’t. Choosing cabinets from anywhere can be a difficult task but with Schrock you can end up with cabinets that will add value to your home, be sure to check out their range! Overall I recommend Schrock as they provide some great cabinets that you will enjoy! I hope you learned some things from my Schrock cabinet reviews guide, and if you are interested in cabinets take a look at our reviews on Kraftmaid and Thomasville!
Brett E. is the Owner of BarterDesign.co. Brett comes from a long line of craftsman and foreman, and has been involved with the construction and renovation world ever since he was a boy while working for his families construction and remodeling company. After graduating with a a degree in Interior Design, Brett is the go to guy for any interior design or remodeling questions!