Hotrod & Restoration

January/February '13

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blue, beige, black, burgundy, classic blue, green, dark gray, pearl gray and sand. Custom colors are also available to match specific requirements. The quality of these cabinets is absolutely outstanding. Drawer fronts feature integral full-width handles that are welded to the bottom of the drawers for maximum durability. They also feature very cool clear covers, allowing you to easily slide drawer labels into the handles. High quality steel roller bearings glide effortlessly on Z-bar guides, even when fully loaded (drawer action is so smooth that I found myself repeatedly opening and closing drawers just for the fun of it…they feel that good). Although I haven't tried it, my guess is that you could stand on these drawers without a whimper. According to Lista, continuous drawer extension is possible even with a 440-pound load. Also, the drawers fully extend for 100% access even to the very rear of the drawers (no digging around with your fingers to find something in the rear). Each drawer features a series of slots spaced at 1" increments, to allow the use of partitions if you want to compartmentalize drawer space. A very nice safety feature is the patented drawer locking system that ensures that when one drawer is open, all other drawers are locked closed to prevent accidental tip-over. Lista offers their cabinets in a wide variety of sizes and features (basically, they probably offer any size, number of drawers, etc., that you could possibly imagine). For this project, we installed two of the drawer units and two of the door units, topped off with Lista's hardwood butcherblock worktops. These are real hardwood tops, not some compressed fake stuff. The tops are 1.75" thick and are dressed in a very durable satin finish. We used two tops at 72" wide and one at 90" wide for our setup. The tops are secured with supplied screws (installed from underneath). Lista also offers worktops in plastic laminate, phenolic and stainless steel. I'm so impressed with the quality of these cabinets that mere words fail me. My impression is that the only way you'd experience a problem with these units is to drive a 1-ton truck head-on into the cabinets at full throttle (OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but you get the drift). There is no way that anyone could Quik-Link: 1-800-306-0133 ext. 12126 2013 January/February Hotrod & Restoration HRR_Jan/Feb13_Pages1-63.indd 51 51 1/25/13 3:47 PM

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