ANSI/AWI 0641-2019 - Architectural Wood Casework


(This foreword is not a part of American National Standard AWI 0641-2019 – Architectural Wood Casework)

The ANSI/AWI 0641 – Architectural Wood Casework Standard is intended to provide standards and tolerances for the quality and fit of Architectural Wood Casework and related interior finishes.

This standard encompasses a variety of architectural wood casework, including wood -faced architectural cabinets, plastic-laminate-clad architectural cabinets, and cabinet and drawer hardware as specified under CSI MasterFormat Division 6.

This standard establishes structural and aesthetic tolerances for each of the aforementioned applications, ensuring that the final product is of the utmost quality with regards to visual appeal and structural integrity.

This standard is intended for use by individuals and organizations from all aspects of the architectural woodwork industry, including architects, design professionals, manufacturer/suppliers, contractors, installers, and end users. Individuals within the architectural  industry will use this standard to maintain a high degree of control over the aesthetic quality and the structural integrity of their work, ensuring that potential differentiations in the workmanship and implementation of  projects are made uniform.

The requirements contained within this standard are derived from AWI’s Architectural Woodwork Standards that the organization has been publishing in various formats since its inception in 1953. Each requirement has been thoroughly vetted by a committee of leading volunteer professionals in the architectural woodwork industry to ensure that the content is up-to-date and relevant to the current industry requirements.

Effective June 1, 2020, this standard succeeds, replaces, and supplants Section 10 of the Architectural Woodwork Standards, Ed. 2 (2014) as the most current version of the AWI Standard for Architectural Wood Casework.

Suggestions for the improvement of this standard will be welcome. Suggestions should be sent to:
Architectural Woodwork Institute
46179 Westlake Drive, Suite 120
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

AWI Standards Development:
Philip Duvic, Executive Vice President
Ashley Goodin, Technical Director
Cheryl Dermyre, Technical Project Manager
Michael Murray, Technical Editor
Jairus Whitley, Graphic Designer

This standard was processed and approved for submittal to ANSI by Accredited Standards Committee on AWI 0641 Architectural Wood Casework. Committee approval of the standard does not necessarily imply that all committee members voted for its approval. At the time it approved this standard, the AWI 0641 Architectural Wood Casework Committee had the following members.

Greg Lutz, Committee Chair – Lutz Woodworks
Greg Parham – AWI Quality Certification Corporation (QCC)
Michael McNulty – Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI)
Tyler Cerny – Strata Design
Randy Jensen, Committee Chair – Leonard Peterson & Company, Inc.
Patrick Molzahn – Madison Area Technical College
William Munyan – R&M Group Architects
Cory Bittner – TMI Systems Corporation

The following organizations, recognized as having an interest in the standardization of Architectural Wood Casework, were contacted prior to the approval of this standard. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily imply that the organization concurred with the submittal of the proposed standard to ANSI.

AWI Quality Certification Program
Composite Panel Association
Decorative Hardwoods Association (HPVA)
Woodwork Institute
Michigan Career & Technical Institute
Degips Contracting Co.
Egger Wood Products, LLC
DG Martin and Associates
TMI Systems Corporation
Timber Products Company
Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS)
Leonard Peterson & Company, Inc.
LG Hausys America, Inc.
Highcam Engineeing
Volpe Millwork, Inc
Perkins & Will
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)