When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, considering how long they will last is an extremely important factor. Finding less expensive stock cabinetry using high quality materials, is very important.
What are the best materials for high quality cabinets?
The most popular high-quality solid hardwoods are cherry, oak, and maple. Ash is used mostly in custom work, while birch is a durable, but inexpensive wood often found in even stock cabinets. Pine is sometimes used in cabinetry, although it can dent much more easily than hardwoods, and is usually only found in semi-custom cabinet lines. Hickory is another hardwood comparable to oak, but it’s a rare choice.
People often use veneered kitchen cabinets at high-humidity areas. This is when hardwoods are layered onto another material, such as plywood. Veneers are used due to the fact that hardwoods can end up warping considerably in high humidity. The solid plywood frame would be protected. However, veneers can also be used over MDF, or particle board, in order to cut costs on kitchen cabinetry.
Still, using veneers over solid plywood can produce decent quality kitchen cabinets. Solid hardwoods are typically higher-quality, but if you live in a high-humidity area, consider kitchen cabinets with veneers to minimize issues with warping.
What goes into the construction of a well-built cabinet?
The wood used for the face of the cabinet should be free of any discolorations, irregularities in the grain, or knots. Cabinet joints should be built with mortise and tenon construction. Where the joints meet, any line between them should nearly disappear. Cabinet sides, also known as end panels, should also be made from plywood with similar color grain to the cabinet faces. Side and floor panels should have at least ½ inch minimum thickness. Shelves should be made of plywood at least ¾ of an inch thick. Then, the floor and back should fit into routed side panels.
Drawer fronts should be made of only a solid, single piece of wood, and the flat door panels should also only be made from solid wood pieces. Drawer sides should be made from solid wood of ⅝ inches and should be routed with a groove supporting the base of the drawer. Drawer joints should be dovetailed at all corners.
Cabinetry Factory, as the leading kitchen cabinet manufacturer and supplier in Vietnam, build high quality kitchen cabinets with the best materials and construction methods. Being able to identify how the cabinets are built is just as important as the materials they are made from. As kitchen cabinets are the largest part of your kitchen budget, it’s important to get the best cabinetry possible that your budget will allow.
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